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Wildlife Lessons: A Survivor’s...

Wildlife Lessons:  A Survivor’s Tale

“All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways. This madness can be saving; it is part and parcel of the ability to adapt. Without it, no species would survive.” ~Yann Martel, Life of Pi       I had a different story for you today.  One that […]

Beyond Words: Winter At The Lake

Beyond Words:  Winter At The Lake

“You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one; each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.”  ~Paulo Coelho       So we are back again to explore a beautiful spot that lies just across […]

Poetry Sunday-Do You Hear The Sound

Poetry Sunday-Do You Hear The Sound

    Do You Hear The Sound     Do you hear the sound of the wind whipping round, all the snowflakes swirling down to light upon the ground, as they pile up around everything found!      © Donna Donabella 2012   __________________________________________________________ Winter snows can be amazing….gentle and soft or blowing, swirling and […]

Poetry Sunday-Blanket of Cotton

Poetry Sunday-Blanket of Cotton

    Blanket of Cotton     Blanket of cotton Cascading down Cocooning, enveloping All as it surrounds.     With its soft white cushion Drifts of stillness, silence abounds.    © Donna Donabella 2015 __________________________________________________________ Last winter our snow drifts were up to 7 feet, and temps were extremely COLD!  This verse is how I […]

Winter’s Gifts

Winter’s Gifts

“There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you…. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.” ~Ruth Stout       Winter is a […]

Poetry Sunday-Rising With The Snow

Poetry Sunday-Rising With The Snow

  Rising With The Snow     As October skies diminish their light, Flower beds begin to pull their covers tight. Bid farewell to Susan and Petunia hanging low- As we greet Pansy and Rose still rising with the snow.      © Donna Donabella 2011   __________________________________________________________ This is an early poem inspired by […]

End of Month Potpourri-March 2015

End of Month Potpourri-March 2015

Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn. ~Quoted by Lewis Grizzard in Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You       In my neck of the woods, here in the northeast, spring takes her sweet time.  She slowly walks into my garden, and in March she is just beginning to yawn. […]

Poetry Sunday-Snow Go!

Poetry Sunday-Snow Go!

    Snow Go!   O Woe, There’s still snow. Spring should be here, but the snow won’t go.   O So, It’s too slow. For March has come, and the garden wants to grow.   Go Go, It’s time for you snow, To leave us behind, and let the warm winds blow.   O […]

Poetry Sunday-Winter Woods

Poetry Sunday-Winter Woods

Winter Woods   Winter slips silently around me Walking me to cold, crisp woods To gaze upon the peaceful slumber Suddenly exhilarated, restored in found solace.   © Donna Donabella 2012   __________________________________________________________ This poem was written on February 6, 2012,  during a particularly cold, snowy winter.  There is something about the snow; like being […]

Poetry Sunday-Snowflakes

Poetry Sunday-Snowflakes

  Snowflakes   Snowflakes glisten descending, suspended in mid-air as if time is standing still- catching on leaf and blade; green gone to white.   © Donna Donabella 2014   __________________________________________________________ I wrote this poem during a very cold, white winter in 2012.  And the first week in January of this year, 2015, we had quite a […]

Creativity In Winter

Creativity In Winter

  The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?   ~J. B. Priestley     With the solstice […]

Favorite Quote This Week:

“Make happy those who are near and those who are far will come.” ~Chinese proverb

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