"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, June 25, 2012

Eric Alders Monday Morning Photo Prompt~ 6/25/12

There once were two little piglets
Who lived at a brewery called Stiglitz
They slurped up the suds
 Oinking  "Better than Buds"
And eventually became tasty tidbits
Thanks to Eric Alder for this porcine perfection
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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Magpie 123-Listen Up Buddy

image provided by Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales

Listen up buddy
Doncha evah mess wid my sistah
Or I'll really smash yer ugly mug
I'll give you one big blistah
and I'll squash you like a bug
Got it?

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Eric Alders Monday Photo Prompt 6/18/2012

The last thing he saw
Before the burial
Was his beloved flag
Flapping in the wind
And the casket was lowered

Photo by Eric Alder of Bifocalunivision

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Magpie #122-Illusions

Walk with care
Things are not always what they seem
Mis-steps occur

Thanks to Tess Kincaid we have this fine prompt
Puddle  by M.C. Escher  
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Monday, June 11, 2012

Bonus post just for fun.....

A few days ago Eric Alder posted his fine photo of 
"Board with Nails"
Well! I couldn't resist this opportunity to post my
response to his photo. 
Here is my version of "Bored with Nails"
You can see and enjoy more of Eric Alder's photos here:

"Tired of same old colors"

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Magpie Tales #121-Love Letters

Still Life, 1670, detail by Jean Fran├žois de Le Motte

Handwritten pages
An art from the past now

Letters were to be savored
Treasured and put in a box
To open in later years
And be able to touch
And remember
Our love

Thanks to Tess Kincaid for this image.
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Friday, June 08, 2012

Eric Alders Monday Photo Prompt 6-4-2012

Old Tinmans
Rusty creaky elbow aches
pass the oil please

Every Monday Eric Alder posts a photo
for us to use as a creative nudge for a poem
or what ever strikes us!
Thanks Eric!
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Monday, June 04, 2012

112th Holy Ghost Festival in Hawkinsville California

Yesterday we drove up to Hawkinsville to the
Holy Ghost Festival also known as the annual Portugese Picnic.
The Festival begins with a parade to the church
complete with military honor guard
and the Queen of the Festival with her entourage.

Meanwhile the BBQ pit is emptied of all the roasts that
have been cooking since the night before.
and the kitchen staff is ready and waiting for the crowd....

Finally it's our turn to grab a plate and sit down to a delicious lunch!

It was a really great day- a slice of American Apple Pie day!

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Magpie 120-Nag nag nag....

Some mothers have said:

"Elbows off the table
I'm not amused
Eat your veggies
Eat your fruit
 You're not excused

Finish your dinner
Clean your plate
Use your fork
Don't waste food
You cannot stay up late

Think of all the starving children
In Kuwait
In China
In India
Sit up straight"

Meanwhile the child is thinking:
"Thank god we're vegetarians
Just think how I'd look if I ate meat....
hmmm that could be neat...."

Thanks to Tess Kincaid for this challenging image
by Klaus Enrique Gerdes
and to see what other folk's have come up with go here: