Sunflower

A certain sign of summerโ€™s laid-back ways, Just weeks since they began from dull seed pods, Maturing into stalks of golden blaze, Adorning garden paths and porch facades. Sunflowers, noble blessings from the gods, Perennially loyal to a fault, Inch by inch, defying all the odds, Sprouting tall and noble, without halt. Yet some disdain […]

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Winter’s Reach

As temperatures dip, I reluctantly embrace the seasonal cycle of gathering and sorting my summer apparel, to stow away for the winter. Yellow walking shorts are replaced with warm, fleece leggings, cotton tank tops make way for hand-knit pullovers, and sexy sandals are supplanted by snow shoes, and water resistant footwear. The choice is difficult, […]

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Photo Friday: Frozen…Seasons on Ice

It is late August, as I languorously sip my morning coffee on the bedroom porch, noticing the slightly nippy breeze that foretells the fast-approaching end of summer. I ponder how best to respond to this week’s Photo Friday prompt, “FROZEN“, and realize that the changing seasons color the epitome of that word, for me: SUMMER: […]

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Haiku Friday: Summer Sparklers

The haiku below, was inspired by a visit from our two oldest grandsons last night. As dusk descended, along with the threat of a severe thunderstorm, we realized that the lightning bugs were out – en masse! Armed with a few hastily aerated plastic containers, we descended upon the yard and ran around, darting here […]

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“Good Morning!”

๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ It was a cool Tuesday dawn, after what had been a pleasant Memorial Day; a perfect morning to loll in bed for a few extra minutes, knowing the official start of the summer season had been kicked off. With temperatures on the rise, my thoughts turned to the Jersey Shore. Bandit, our one-year-old Cavalier […]

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