"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Monday, March 28, 2011

Country Roads



The high road

The road less traveled

The low road

That's only graveled

Shake a tree

And look at a map

Are we lost

On a deadend trap?

Get the gas can

and admit defeat

We're outta gas

We'd better beat feet......

Magpie #59


Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci



Your enigmatic smile

Behind bulletproof glass

Is it guile or denial?



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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Trips, Travel and Vacations

A lifetime gift for a child....... When I was only seven I received a wonderful gift

A small blue trunk - it wasn't too hard to lift

I looked inside and what did I see?

A doll ? And all her clothing ? This is for me?

"The heck with the doll" I said as I pitched her out.

"I want to use this for traveling here and about."

And so I began my imaginary trips

Packing clothes and stuff for cruises on ships.

Or maybe I'd take it on my little red wagon

Hoping to find a most friendly green dragon.

My small blue trunk was my way of learning

What life I wanted and obviously was yearning.

And years later I am still packing for pleasure

Traveling with my best friend- our life is an adventure!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bifocalvision Monday Photo Prompt

Photo by Eric Alder

Mr Edison
The moon will always be better
Than a bulb
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this was written in reponse to Eric Alder's Monday Photo Prompt
go here for more responses: http://bifocalunivision.blogspot.com

Monday, March 21, 2011

Magpie Tales #58

Photo by Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales

Listen you battleaxe and listen well

There's not enough mace - this tastes like hell

I wanted a horseman's pick not this pike

You're a hellburner- you did this for spite!

A man catcher you're not- nor a mercygiver

I'd rather eat my cuir bouilli than your chopped liver


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sassparilla at Laurelthirst Public House

Friday night Happy Hour featuring Sassparilla Jug Band!

It all started out pretty quiet....

and then when the music started it got loud and lively!



and here's the proud new father of 6 week old twin boys!
Congratulations!!!!
It was a great evening! Always fun!

Monday, March 14, 2011

What he was thinking.....


I know I ate too fast
And certainly way too much
The cabbage and corned beef
It was such a tasty lunch
I'm here a wee bit longer
As I'm stuck on this seat
Reflecting upon my gluttony
While chewing on more meat.

Magpie Tales #57

photo by Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales
Happy St Patrick's Day
good luck found
while walking a twisty path
wind at my back

Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Mothers Yoga

Eyes to sky
Arms out wide sending love
Across the sea
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This week's devastating earthquake in Japan
makes one realize how petty most of our problems are.
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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Eric Alder's Monday Photo Prompt

Photo by Eric Alder
Searching for Love in All the Wrong Places
Poor lonesome Morning Dove
Searching for her avian love
She walks along the old dirt road
And only sees a giant toad
With more than a smidgen
Of Band Tailed Pigeons

Monday, March 07, 2011

The Stinking Rose - Magpie Tales #56

photo by Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales
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Another Night of Sleepng on the Couch
This stinking rose
Offends her nose
When I've had a bite
So late at night
I sneak in bed
Away from her head
BUT! "Oh no! Oh ick !"
"I smell garlic!"
So off I go-
she's such a grouch
Once again I am sleeping
on the couch.
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This would never happen with us as we are addicted to
the "Stinking Rose" and most every main dish begins
with "2-6 garlic cloves-depending on how mean you are."
Here's one of our favorite garlic laced recipes.
Bon Appetit!

The Famous and Awesomely Tasty Garlic Spagetti
2 ample servings
6-8 cloves pressed raw garlic (more if you feel really mean)
1 raw egg
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon dry basil or 3 T fresh chopped basil
1/3 cup fresh chopped parsley
1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan/romano/asaigo cheese-what ever you prefer
9oz fresh pasta or same equivalent in dry pasta

Mix garlic,raw egg,butter,basil,parsley,and cheese throughly into a "gunk"
meanwhile boil water for pasta, cook pasta, drain pasta and stir gunk into hot pasta
throughly and serve immediately with crusty bread and a big green salad. YUM

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Life Lessons to Be Learned

Our friend Tom
The man who walks the talk
Quiet and thoughtfully

A Summery Shadow

Since we are traveling this weekend, I have
"gone back in time" for this shadow shot!
Have a great Sunday !

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Thoughtless actions

While we think we know it all

Create chaos

This photo above of a flood was taken by Eric Alder and is the photo prompt for his Bifocal Univision Monday.

http://bificalunivision.blogspot.com/