Sunday, October 17, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Monarch Motel

Help a Turtle Cross the Road

I declare October, Help a Turtle Cross the Road Month, in honor of boy I loved and lost

The long and winding road

But it is long ago--
It seems forever--
Since first I saw thee glance,
WIth all thy dazzling other ones,
In airy dalliance,
Precipitate in love,
Tossed, tangled, whirled and whirled above,
Like a linp rose-wreath in a fairy dance.
Robert Frost

The Butterfly upon the Sky,
That doesn't know its Name
And hasn't any tax to pay
And hasn't any Home
Is just as high as you and I,
And higher, I believe,
So soar away and never sigh
And that's the way to grieve --
                                                                 Emily Dickinson

Thursday, September 16, 2010

On the prairie

Sarah plain and tall

Can I exist in the wilderness, with such an outlook, afraid of my own shadow? 

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf,
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay.
~ Robert Frost
I cried over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing lasts.

The field of cornflower yellow is a scarf at the neck of the copper
sunburned woman, the mother of the year, the taker of seeds.

The northwest wind comes and the yellow is torn full of holes,
new beautiful things come in the first spit of snow on the northwest wind,
and the old things go, not one lasts. ~ Carl Sandburg

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Awake, shake dreams from your hair my pretty one, my sweet child
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Do you think she knows that the sun will come back tomorrow? or do you think she lives everyday as if it's her last?


At early dawn, like soldiers in their places,
Rank upon rank the golden sunflowers stand;
Gazing toward the east with eager faces,
Waiting, until their god shall touch the land
To life and glory, longingly they wait,
Those voiceless watchers at the morning's gate.

Dawn's portals tremble silently apart;
Far to the east, across the dewy plain,
A glory kindles that in every heart
Finds answering warmth and kindles there again;
And rapture beams in every radiant face
Now softly glowing with supernal grace.

And all day long that silent worship lasts,
And as their god moves grandly down the west,
And every stem a lengthening shadow casts
Toward the east, ah, they love him best,
And watch till every lingering ray is gone,
Then slowly turn to greet another dawn.

~By Albert Bigelow Paine~

"Keep your face to the sunshine
and you cannot see the shadow.
It's what sunflowers do."
by Helen Keller

Sunday, August 8, 2010

“Bring me then the plant that points to those bright Lucidites swirling up from the earth, And life itself exhaling that central breath! Bring me the sunflower crazed with the love of light”
~ Eugenio Montale quotes

Monday, July 19, 2010

...and good night moon

Beyond the wild cucumber curtain ...

Silver Falls

Silver Falls is a gorgeous State park 15 miles from our place. I've driven there numerous times, but this was our first time to hike to the waterfall.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Building up the great excitement
of all that could be...
Bearing the weight of won't ever happen again
Feeling the disappointment of time's failed promises...
betrayed by nothing guaranteed