"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

Friday, September 30, 2011

Life's little moments


Oh boy- I was ready to kill him- you bet
Armed with a rifle -not an idle threat
But then I saw this sign and it made me think
Why should I bother and make such a stink?
He's a miserable bastard and not worth a dime
So I threw away the rifle along with the crime
From then on I only looked ahead and never behind
Living my life with a smile and peace of mind


Photo contributed by Eric Alder
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Monday, September 26, 2011

Magpie #84







FOR HEAVENS SAKE!
Mr Crow and I would like the rain to subside
If we wanted a shower we'd go inside
and fer crying out loud-
my dress isn't even sanforized !

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tres charmant-n'est ce pas?

The Snake Charmer by Henri Rousseau

Slither silently swiftly
Ssssss sibilantly softly
Forked tongue tastes the air
Patterned sliver leaves the lair
Hush hush-look into my eyes
and Asp me no questions
And just maybe I'll tell you no lies
~~~~~~~~~~

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Monday, September 19, 2011

The Vacation is Over........





photo by Eric Alder of Bifocal Univision






I love this bench-


It's a perfect place to sit


I relax and dream a bit


Then I look up and what do I see?


That damn sign in front of me.


Sigh......... I'm back to reality.


photo taken at Edinburgh's Museum of Contemporary Art



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Monday, September 12, 2011

Magpie 82 9-11-2001

The Revenant by Andrew Wyeth

Alone as
Ashes fall silently on a city
That will prevail
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Saturday, September 10, 2011


In Remembrance

9-11-2001

Photo #253

Nothing better than a warm fire!




Cats do know how to live!




They have staff.




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Taken in Scotland at Loch na Mhoid Croft








Friday, September 09, 2011

Inside looking out..........




Loch na Mhoid croft


Kitchen door to the garden......


Looking out the downstairs bathroom


Lovely window niche in the byre
Also known as the drinking room?


One of Morgies many napping stations...


Morgie hard at work-doing penance for her night time activities...

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

A Farm's Past

Image from Magpie tales "abandoned farm, Dublin, Ohio"

Once useful

Now simply stuck in the mud

Farm Sculpture







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