Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Spring Rains

Mother Nature sent rain today.
Bucketfuls, with the odd peeking of the sun in between, enticing you into the garden with the hope of getting those much needed chores done.
Three days of continuous rain, for which we are grateful, parched ground and trees drinking in every last drop.

The world is wet today
luxurious, damp, drenched
drops hug the leaves,
anoint the still budded lilac blossoms
before their blooming
rich purple and plum
made richer by their watery skin
New leaves under the weight
droplets heavy, hanging
bowing the white pine needles
undersides exposed to drink
drink in the morning
hushed in the rain
temperature near the dewpoint
sprouts of just planted flowers
eager from the parched soil
new puddles bloom too
on the ground, the driveway
collect and gather
without the smell of summer rain yet
tears splash and spread
silent shimmers, heralds, messengers
in the spring rain.

~A Spring Rain : Raymond J. Foss

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Lest We Forget

They fell, but o'er their glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.

~Francis Marion Crawford

Dedicated to our American service men and women, without whose service and unselfish commitment our lives would be forever changed.

For those who have sacrificed and brought us freedom in this great country.
" A Huge and sincere Thank You "

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Simple Pleasures

Oftentimes, it pays to wait.
The sweetest of the season are now ripe for the picking ........
Summer strawberries

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Sugar And Spice and Everything Nice

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Prince William's wife, Kate, ( Duchess of Cambridge ) has given birth to a healthy baby girl , a child now fourth in line to the British throne.
The Royal heir was born Saturday, after a brief labor.
The birth announcement, via a press release from Kensington Palace, said the princess was born at 08:34BST and weighed 8lbs 3oz.
Her name has not yet been disclosed, I'm keeping my fingers crossed it will be Elizabeth, my fourth generation namesake.

After less than a ten hour stay, the royal couple and their daughter left London's St Mary's Hospital for Kensington Palace - but not before the world got its first brief glimpse of the new royal baby.
She's a little 'corker'.*

We share in the celebration and well-wishes, of this exciting news.

 * Corker : In Britain means someone or something that is extra special.

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Merry Month Of May

"It was the month of May, the month when the foliage of herbs and trees is most freshly green, when buds ripened and blossoms appear in their fragrance and loveliness.
And the month when lovers, subject to the same force which reawakens the plants, feel their hearts open again, recall past trysts and past vows, and moments of tenderness, and yearn for a renewal of the magical awareness which is love."

~ Sir Thomas Malory, La Morte d'Arthur