Sunday, February 28, 2010
In an Old Barn.
Tons upon tons the brown-green fragrant hay
O'erbrims the mows beyond the time-warped eaves,
Up to the rafters where the spider weaves,
Though few flies wander his secluded way.
Through a high chink one lonely golden ray,
Wherein the dust is dancing, slants unstirred.
In the dry hush some rustlings light are heard,
Of winter-hidden mice at furtive play.
Far down, the cattle in their shadowed stalls,
Nose-deep in clover fodder's meadowy scent,
Forget the snows that whelm their pasture streams,
The frost that bites the world beyond their walls.
Warm housed, they dream of summer, well content
In day-long contemplation of their dreams.
~ Charles G. D. Roberts 1860-1943
Saturday, February 27, 2010
A Tyrian light the village fills;
A wider sunrise in the dawn;
A deeper twilight on the lawn;
A print of a vermilion foot;
A purple finger on the slope;
A flippant fly upon the pane;
A spider at his trade again;
An added strut in chanticleer;
A flower expected everywhere ..."
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Pop on over to Lena's blog, and pay her a visit, you'll be happy you did.
3. I was the neat-diving champion of my hometown, I swam everyday.
Thank you dear bloggy friend Lena !
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Some people even go so far as to call him "cheap" but you didn't hear that from me.
When we were newlyweds, setting up our home, Sarge would spend his Saturday's roving around the local town-market, bargain hunting.
He surprised me with my first two sets of dinnerware bought from one of the market stalls, and the list of knick-knacks he bartered for, ranged from Royal Doulton figurines, to furry little Gunks.
Lately, he has developed the urge to bargain shop at the local secondhand and thrift shops.
On his way home from work yesterday afternoon, he stopped in the Goodwill store and found this cute little frog lamp albeit minus a shade.
I was trying to think of something I could use for the shade then it dawned on me....the old colander I had bought at an antique shop.
It fit perfectly !
I'm going to use it in the potting shed, the light shines through the holes, and creates a magical display, almost celestial.
I can't wait to see what treasure he brings home next week.
Friday, February 19, 2010
The ground has been covered in white, for most of it's February days.
Shadows 'don't do' white.
The wrought iron gate took on a whole new look, silhouetted against the wooden porch.
A strange circle of light appeared in the sky, and stayed there until nightfall.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
At 2:oo PM EST today (Thurs. 2-18-10) join us in the ringing of our bells, and saying a prayer for those fighting their own personal battle.
Ill be ringing mine as loud as it will clang....
If you would like to join or see who else is participating, pop on over : Theme Thursday
Or just ring your own bell !
2PM EST: Clang, bong, chime, dingdong, peel, ring; clink, jangle, jingle, tinkle, clap, clop, plonk !
Go Barry !!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Don't forget to give our feathered friends an extra scoop of birdseed !
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Something about the need to earn money so they could buy more kibble .
I showed them I was alert, and up to the job.
As they drove out of the driveway the house fell eerily silent.
I'll keep look-out from my favorite chair, scanning the horizons.
I dreamed of running through the fields, endlessly filled with plump, juicy mice.
Sshhh ! Don't tell "them" I took a cat-nap.
When mum and the First Sergeant returned home , it was dark outside. I wanted to tell them, all about keeping the mice away, but I overheard mum telling the First Sergeant, to give me a "heads up".......
Does anyone know what that means ?
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
A collaboration of WGBH's ANTIQUES ROADSHOW and the original BBC series now in its 24th season, Antiques Roadshow UK is packed with flea market finds, heirlooms, and junkyard gems—many with a royal pedigree. Antiques Roadshow UK boasts a lively team of savvy British appraisers and a delightful cross section of local citizenry.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
It failed to predict the new falling snow, we are once again experiencing here in middle Tennessee.
It was the highlight of the town's Victorian Christmas Festival, a seventy -five minute on stage performance and one-man show of a descendant of the beloved author Charles Dickens.
~ Gerald Charles Dickens.