Thursday, February 28, 2008
It is exciting to see my friend and to hear her read.
Sandi supports independent booksellers as well as corporate,
Tonight she will be at reading and signing in Kansas City at I Love A Mystery.
This weekend she will be signing at Barnes & Noble and Borders in Independence, Missouri.
The leaves get dusted and the soils refreshed every so often.
I water your plant with the leftover water Grandpa brings home after his day of work.
Water that is room temperature, water that has traveled the city,
water that I pour with gratitude and love.
It has two blooms today.
Once they are finished I will give your birth plant a hair cut.
I will dry the spathe for your memorial tree.
I will bring it in June with fresh rosemary,
on the date of your next new birth.
I care for your birth plant and it cares for me.
My air is cleaned and refreshed.
My eyes soothed by the green foliage.
A tiny whiff of sweet fragrance reminds me of you.
You liked Blue's Clues.
We remember this day when you graced us with your tiny smile.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I am looking for the Sheerie.
The land Sheerie can be found just about anyplace.
They appear normally right at twilight.
My March constellation.
She knows I love kites.
They will look nice with my yellows and greens.
Each piece has meaning for me,
gifts from my husband and son.
earrings I am most excited about.
A find from the Yellowstone gift shop!
It is my March first activity.
I really like kites!
The hearts are stored until next year.
Valentine roses are drying in a pretty basket.
Candy boxes are wrapped in tissue.
My favorite part of March is flying kites.
My front door is yellow.
In March my colors are chiefly green and yellow.
Lots of shamrocks and Leprechauns decorate my house.
I will sow my clover seeds in little shamrock pots tomorrow.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
or should I say he sat with me?
I chatted about all sorts of things.
He did not seem to mind.
The sun was bright and the overnight snows began to melt
as the temperature rose into the 40's.
I want to sweep the deck and pack up the February decorations.
I am thinking about beginning my Spring cleaning.
if any of the crocuses had begun to emerge.
It is not Spring yet.
Just a promise made.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
We were hoping to see the Red-headed Woodpeckers.
Only one was visible from the road.
It is above freezing.
The ice has melted.
Hawks are hunting.
I needed nuts for the Nuthatches and the Woodpeckers.
I hope the Flickers return.
"klee-yer, klee-yer, klee-yer."
Last year they were here in January.
He was looking for bugs in the front maple tree.
This is a Yellow-shafted Flicker. A nice sized bird, 12-14 inches.
I think his mate is near by.
The Common Flicker has warmed me up.
I want to spend some time outside.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
came to my office window.
I was still in my robe and slippers.
as long as I chase the squirrels and bring fresh seed.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
the Full Snow Moon began its eclipse.
As the eclipse progressed
we slowly had to move.
Finally we went outside.
I wanted to see total eclipse.
I could only stay out for a couple of minutes.
In with the bills and invitations to parties
was a package from Lisa at Greenbow.
We are having a book exchange.
If you would like to join in please visit our Book Club.
My heart is warmed by her kindness.
Thank you, Lisa.
I may celebrate today while the sun is shining.
I stirred some co-coa into my morning coffee.
I wrote, " Three degees, Full Snow Moon, mocha and Hawks"
in my journal.
I warmed my apple and sprinkled it with cinnamon.
I need to bring in the heat.
It is so cold.