Tuesday, September 2, 2014

How Hot Is It???

My friend is Florida has an air conditioning malfunction along with an incompetent repair man.  There may be a homicide tonight.  It is so miserable you can wear the air!

It has been that way here for almost two hard weeks with 107, 104, and 105 showing more days than I want to count.  I'm glad I did not have a thermometer in the shop.  I would have just died on the spot.

This past Saturday we received some much needed rain.  Didn't last long and may be too late for plants that have gone dormant or died but it DID rain.  We are very pleased.

Hubby and I were outside enjoying the possibility of rain when it hit. He stayed in the boat shed while I made it to the house.
We got wet.  My camera got wet and all the dear dry plants got a small but appreciated drink of water.  It was magic.  Green seemed to appear over night.
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Enjoy the sound of rain, if I did this correctly.  May you all get just the amount of rain you need.
Today this is the photo I took while walking.  I imagined, because I was wondering what the chance of another rain was, that this cloud plainly says 2% chance.  May we have better odds than that.

Monday, September 1, 2014

In The Hidden Places

Like an over ripe fruit
Draws wasps and bees
With its sticky sweetness
The spider had lured
The wasp to its web
I stopped to watch
Laid on the ground trying 
To capture the moment

What a parent won't do 
For their children
Dinner was trapped
and stunned.
 The spider danced along her web
Repairing each strand
The wasp had torn
Like an engineer 
She kept her leads equal
And judged the balance
With a glace
Drawing the food
Closer to those 
Who hungered

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Double or Nothing...

Dark Harbor, 1943, N. C. Wyeth
"Drop one, drop one"
They chanted 
In their outside voices
The leader held them back
With wings and words
"Fishermen always share
Learn patience"

Shock and Awe

Starry Night by Alex Ruiz 
His brush dry
Standing small
Viewing Creation's glory
The canvas remained blank
The artist knew
He could never compete

Friday, August 29, 2014

I'm Totally Confused Now

Which door would you choose?
My concern is what the next person chooses
while I'm in there.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"What We Think...

we become".   Buddha

"Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be." - Karen Ravn

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bonnie's New Toy

Having fun in the old cat tails 
Bonnie and Squiggs look for treasures.
Bonnie found it first.
I have no ideal what the turtle autopsy report was
but we know it died.
Bonnie had to work on carrying it correctly.
Finally figured out the best way to keep her treasure close.
Absolutely no way anyone is getting this prize.
Ki-Anne tried to convince her to give it up.
Nope, ain't gonna happen!
It's mine and I'm keeping it.
It smells really good.