“Wow. This pot is big. I bet we could fit Bryce in here,” I say to my son Josh as my house and yard are being totally redesigned with pottery in mind. We got the lawn mowed and the dog’s hair cut. The grill is ready to fire up. The sign’s about to be put [...]
"A blog is to a writer what a canvas is to an artist." ~ Colleen Redman
Archive for April, 2010
1. There’s such a fine line between precious and precocious. 2. Today while studying an azalea bloom up close, I remembered THIS 3. I think of spring as a flirt kind of twirling its skirt. 4. My latest fashion statement: a brightly colored pen tucked behind my ear. 5. I follow my mind around with [...]
Blue Ridge Parkway mountain hike. More Wordless on Wednesday HERE and more photos below.
Our Doggie’s New Do (a before shot is HERE) Are You Looking at Me? Just Hanging Out Fire on the Mountain
Times sure have changed since the late 80’s when we were a trickle of clowns and kids from Blue Mountain School holding banners and marching through town in a small and poorly attended Earth Day parade. This weekend I took pictures for the newspaper of our county’s annual Green and Clean trash pick-up, of the [...]
Petticoat Pretty Petal of Pink I Only Have Eyes for You
1. Joe and I have recently been so taken with a PBS NOVA show on the Hubble telescope that we’ve watched it more than once. I love seeing what outer space looks like but I can’t wrap my brain around this: The deeper Hubble looks into space, the farther back in time it looks, because [...]
A-mazed Hit and run hug (watch HERE). Gets good gas mileage Not so much
So I went to my yearly CPR class on Saturday with nursery rhymes on my mind. I tried to jot them down in my notebook like I did many years ago while making fire alarms in a factory or when I worked in my friend Juniper’s bead shop. But the CPR teacher kept quizzing us, [...]
“Phenomenal” was how I described April’s Spoken Word to Joe when I got home from attending last night. What was most striking about this month’s event was the variety of literary styles that fell under the “spoken word” umbrella and the fact that the roster of performers spanned the generations. There were improv skits, storytelling, [...]
The boasting crocus woke us singing Dandelions were roaring and bluebells were ringing _______________ Loose-lipped tulips made the red poppies blush The iris joined the chorus and the crabapples fussed _______________ The daffodils were baffled by the mourning dove’s weeping Wagging dogwoods barking kept the peepers from sleeping _______________ ~ Colleen Redman Post note: The [...]
1. To me hor d’oeuvres is just another way of saying “spoil my appetite.” 2. Facebook entry April 10: The golden finches are feeding, asparagus needs weeding, and I saw a butterfly today! 3. Favorite quotable line of the week, written by Alice Walker in her children’s book Why War is Never a Good Idea: [...]
Watch a golf tournament Get an autograph from a dreamboat Get a Bird’s Eye View Tea for two
Cherry blossom branches spill from China vases Assam passion flirts Note: More teapoet poems are HERE.
My favorite part of the woman’s dialogue I belong to is the first few moments when we sit in silence and the chatter and activity of my life falls away. From the silence I arrive with no agenda and drop the baggage of personality and routine. I’d like to talk about the poetry of spring, [...]
~ The following was published in The Floyd Press newspaper on April 8, 2010. Ten people attended a Coffee Party meeting at the Blue Ridge Restaurant in Floyd on a recent Saturday afternoon. It was the second meeting since the group was formed on March 13. The Coffee Party, which first took root on Facebook [...]
1. When it comes to raking my yard, I wish I could just point and click. 2. Times sure have changed. In the past I would have said, “I wish I could twitch like a Bewitched witch and the leaves would be gone.” 3. Last night the bubbles in my New Castle beer made it [...]
Notice that there are two sporty red convertibles at my son Dylan’s house. Like father like son. ~ More Wordless Wednesday photos are HERE.