Monday, April 27, 2009
I am beginning to think that we will end up looking like Ireland if this rain keeps coming down. I have gotten some lovely small tulips that I planted last fall blooming and they are a gorgeous yellow, and right beside my abundant daffodils my back door is quite inviting. So there is a bright yellow spot just outside my door.
So if you're awash with the muds and puddles from spring rains like I am, I hope you can find the small wonders too!!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
To say I am chomping at the bit to get that dirt between my fingers is a bit of an understatement! I have some flowers blooming already and the leaves of the summer additions are ready to enter as the weather gets warmer but there is a lot of work to be done before that happens.
Tomorrow will be the day for trying again. They say that the only dry days this week will be Wednesday and Thursday, I am going to hope there will be time to actually be out in my own green living room. In fact I'm going to believe it!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
It's funny how so many do not see this economic mess as anything more than a classroom where we might exhibit what ideas we've all been taught over the years. An example would be the response over a question about what might be the gifts we can find in these times of trials.
There are way too many pie in the sky type of answers from people who have never suffered financially in their lives! "It's a growing time you will learn from," and other typical response can be hugely frustrating. Right now, many are suffering and are any of us reaching out? No, it's easier to go all philosophical, stay uninvolved and not look hard at what may shortly face you!
It can be really frustrating.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I certainly hope this summer will not be as strange.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
When one person who writes no longer has that personal tone
and purpose in words or thoughts?
It's almost like that falling tree in the forest
That is no more and that crash that extinguishes
That final flame
Is actually a loss for hope.
Honest and true words
Are being held captive around the world
and those voices hold the keys to freedom,
and real speech
instead of echos of times long past.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
If you look at Stephen King and his books that doesn't seem to prove true, but Poe was known for the things that drove him (i.e. the death of a young wife and his childhood.). So if painful experiences haunt us, will that drive who we are as writers, and what we actually write?
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Special views of my grandchildren excited because of a late afternoon visit that always comes with gifts and Easter candy this time of year...of hugs that share a space with quiet conversations as we put our heads to come up with a plan about who will be coming over first, (and when!) for the week ahead.
My thoughts are filled with images of this night as well - on what the week holds for us, and all that is to come both planned and unplanned.
The beginning of a new week and the end of an old one can often be very good.
Friday, April 10, 2009
I am alone in the quiet of a room
Filled with memories and shiny smiles -
With dust and stories that are old
In this moment
I am filled with the room,
And though the dust haunts
My every breath,
It to is a friend
Through musty scents
Monday, April 6, 2009
Like what seems like a death today in the loss of so many things for so many families, we are in need of some new growth where there is browns and grays.
I hope that a new spring comes to all of our lives, one that grows beautiful and strong in the one thing we really all need - hope.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
I am really looking forward to the warm evenings again so I can sit outside and enjoy the evenings. So here's to spring and with it the hope of new and better days - for all of us.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Tomorrow they tell us it will rain, and that should by Sunday night turn to snow. 3 to 6 inches for the first weekday of spring break. Nothing new here since that is a usual for spring vacation here in West Michigan. Gosh but I'm ready for warm 60 degree temperatures!
So here's to hoping and wishing for the real warm front to finally come through here, and everywhere!