Thursday, August 22, 2013

Taking a Walk

What do you think has become of the young and old men?
And what do you think has become of the women and children?

They are alive and well somewhere,
The smallest sprout show there is really no death,
And if ever there was it led forward life, and does not wait at the end to arrest it,
And ceas'd the moment life appear'd.

All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses,
And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.
~Walt Whitman

Sunday, August 4, 2013


Hope is the thing with feathers 
That perches in the soul, 
And sings the tune--without the words, 
And never stops at all...
~Emily Dickinson

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Bloomin' Mushrooms

The mushroom is the elf of plants
At evening it is not;
At morning in a truffled hut
It stops upon a spot
~Emily Dickinson

Friday, September 21, 2012

Loses and Renewals

Blaze (b. September 21, 2001; d. May 18, 2012)
When Blaze died in May, it broke our hearts.

Apollo (b. June 25, 2012)
Apollo is helping to mend them. What a joyful gift he is!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Honoring War Dogs

While I'm not a proponent of war, I so honor and appreciate those who serve our country, including Man's Best Friend.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mothers Are the Gardeners

 Mothers are the gardeners
of wind-blown wild flowers.
They water them with happy tears,
Happy with them many years,
Even as the hours
Ring with sweet, sad melodies
Sighing through their bowers.
 (I have this poem in my book of special, saved poems, but there is no author listed.)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sedona Secret Revealed

When I first glimpsed this home in Sedona, AZ I was livid.
Who dared to "spoil" the landscape? 
Then I thought maybe I'm just a wee bit jealous because...
I'd sure love to live here (but only if I have a housekeeper
and groundskeeper). 
I was curious as to who owned this perfect spot when...
lo and behold a comment on one of my photos from a kindred spirit
had the answer.
Go here for it. 
Scroll through the beautiful photos until you, too, find the 
secret revealed.