Friday, June 24, 2022
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Oh, to be five again. I tried to remember far back to my fifth birthday. Nothing came to mind so let me savor a fond memory of Sierra's family birthday party that marked the ending of a magical birthday week.
The celebration was deemed a Queen for a Day event. Presents, cakes, cookies, and lots of love filled the backyard with its fairy garden scenery. The weather was delightful. Sweeping winds powered a flower windmill that spun with delight. Multiple cascading waterfall fountains adorned the pathway leading up to a children's house with Adirondack chairs and a tree-stump area with a miniature table and chairs. What could be more delightful than this nature-inspired, magical wonderland?
Friday, June 17, 2022
June 15, 2022
Just one year ago, you turned four and everyone cheered with pride for the sweet little girl you became. Since then, I watched you spark many adventures with your imagination, become a wonderful big sister to Aurora, and enjoy various loves, including skiing, baking, and drawing. For months, we have talked about your 5th birthday and entrance into Kindergarten. It is hard to believe that five years have gone by since you graced us with your sweet presence.
Thursday, June 9, 2022
Celebrations are often thought of as grand occasions but this month Spiritual Journey Thursday is writing about the celebration of small things. What if I start looking at small everyday accomplishments as building blocks to something larger? As Mother Teresa says, "Be faithful in small things because in them that your strength lies."
While healing from cataract surgery, I try to accomplish one small thing. This past week, I gardened to beautify the beds. We purchased a cascading water fountain that added an ornamental touch and a pleasant zen-like trickling sound.
- Tomorrow, I shall share the beauty of God's blossoms with my toddler granddaughters.
- I celebrate my time with my sweet little grandgirls.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Have you ever been so exhausted that you nod off with your computer in your lap? This has happened to me too many times. I think back to my last cataract surgery. A bit too much anesthesia was the culprit. I continue to wonder what causes my exhaustion and all of a sudden I nod off. About thirty minutes later, I woke up too late to meet the deadline for submission to the Tuesday Slice of Life at Two Writing Teachers but I decided to write anyways since my mind was racing and it is Cataract Awareness Month.
There is never enough time to savor the fullness of life.
It (time) slips away from me as I write,
Retreating into the netherworld.
Depletes my tank-
Edging me closer to
Yet another night of
Now, I need to reprogram my thoughts so I can go back to sleeping and hopefully not wake up until the morning. Good night!
Friday, June 3, 2022
"It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” (Maud Hart Lovelace) This quote reminds me of my childhood's summer years visiting my Nonnie.
It was a June to remember.
Nonnie's rose gardens
filled the air with aromatic smells.
Large blooms of brilliant colors
radiated under the blazing sun
like buried golden treasures.
Her watering can remembers my childhood.
I clutch the old can she used
trying to fix the nozzle chipped away by the years.
Watering my small garden beds brings me back.
Memories flood the earth
along with teardrops.
"What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade." (Gertrude Jekyll)
June is the closing of spring and the opening of summer, a time to be realistic about what can be done and what needs attention during the rising heat. Due to the slow healing of my eyes after cataract surgery, I am still designing my Poetryliscious Gallery but you can still visit my padlet to see the artistic expressions that have been gathered. The latest insert is from my artist/poet friend, Michelle Kogan.
The Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted this week by author/poet, Karen Edmisten. With Yeats at her side, she takes us to the Lake Isle of Innisfree. Join me there for more poetry goodness.