"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

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Magpie 102-

There once was an artist "Vallisy"
Who was the first to paint abstractly
He took a chance
Moved from Russia to France
And discovered how to paint Biomorphically

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Grace!!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRACE!one of Russell's famous self-portrait above
photo below was taken at Hart Mountains hot spring
where we spent time over 4 summers helping remove
barb wire fencing with the Mazamas.

It's Grace's birthday and I wanted to thank my sweetie-pie.
Without Russell I would never have had such a happy life
and wonderful memories of all the fun family times
we have had with Grace.
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and here: http://kathewsnapaday.blogspot.com/

Monday, January 23, 2012

Eric Alders Monday Photo Prompt 1/23/2012

To the right to the right

I wrench the wheel with all my might

Oh hell oh damn just hang tight

The truck spins around-oh outta sight

Stuck in the ditch what a fright!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Magpie 101

Living art
Gently hovers over soft skin
Deeply breathing

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Eric Alders Monday Photo for 1/16/2012

No smoking!
Spewing hacks of congestion
I'm choking!

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Magpie Tales #100

Sea blue songs
Gently float into my ears
Love bubbles

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Eric Alders Monday Photo Prompt

How can snow
Be so beautiful until it's
On your car

Drip whoosh splash
Mud spatters easily erased
Voila! Shiny cars
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Sunday, January 08, 2012

Magpie 99 or Choices

Two choices
Malevolence or benevolence
Hanging fate

Top photo by Lee Friedlander
Bottom photo by unknown Lithuanian photographer circa 1991
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Monday, January 02, 2012

The River- Magpie Tales 98

River, Marina Moevs, 2005

Seemingly calm
The river seethes underneath
Invisible peril

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