The wind may blow; It might snow some more, But it doesn’t matter: March is at the door. Flowers blossom; The warmth we adore; Wake up and be happy: March is at the door. Days grow longer; There’s plenty in store For Spring and then summer; March is at the door!
Apricots, pineapple, pectin, sugar… A summer afternoon, not too hot, with a nice breeze; Favorite music or sounds drifting in through open windows; Fourteen little jars full of sunshine now sit on the stove. Soon they will sit on the shelf with others, Made from cherries, raspberries and pure enjoyment, Ready to greet and cheerContinue reading “JAM SESSION”
Hollyhocks, Standing tall; Regal, Flamboyant; Happiness on a stalk; Lovely hollyhocks.
Robins chirping, the cooing of doves and chickadee song; Air filled with the pungeant fragrance of pine; Warm sun mixed with the cooleness of the morning breeze; What a beautiful morning! Roses, lilies and delphinium share their loveliness; Fruits and vegetables offer their goodness; Their perfumes and colors add to the day’s music; WhatContinue reading “BEAUTIFUL MORNING”
Summer is winding down: Evening comes sooner; Preparations for winter happen in earnest; Teachers and students are back at the ol’ grind! Everybody knows that Months will be colder for a while; Blizzards and rainstorms will brew, Enveloping the world in white blankets, Running over into streets. Soon enough, however, Everything will start to awaken,Continue reading “SEPTEMBER”
They are subtle at first; A change in the air; Longer days or nights; Cooler or warmer. One day the trees are bare; Then they have new leaves; Before you know it, They are gold and orange. Spring’s lovely fragrance warms To summer’s pungency; Before you know it, Winter’s chill is here. Snow mixes withContinue reading “CHANGES”
Asters and other summer flowers are in bloom. Upstairs and down, all windows are open. Grapes, plums, apples and peaches are ripening. Unfettered children run and play outdoors. School starts next week;autumn is close at hand Touching mornings and evenings with coolness.
Children playing in the sandbox; Swinging as high as they can, “Come push me!” Dogs running, sniffing and barking; Leaving eloquent replies, “I was here!” Picnic tables filled with goodies; Friends on benches visiting, “Lovely day!” Evergreens swaying in the breeze, Humming mysterious songs, “Whoooosh!”
Do you remember August, When summer was still alive; Yet boredom and anticipation Were beginning to move in? New shoes, clothes and school supplies; Friends meeting on the playground Getting lockers and class schedules; Checking out the newcomers. “Not so fast,” you were thinking, Warm days and evenings still reign; The county fair is justContinue reading “BACK TO SCHOOL”
The Seeds were planted months ago, After clearing the ground and tilling the soil. At first, it seemed that nothing was happening; Then, green shoots appeared, Growing into plants, And finally, bearing fruit But the fruit was small, hard and green It was sour with no flavor whatsoever. Then, as rain, sun and fresh airContinue reading “THE BOUNTIFUL HARVEST”