"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, September 30, 2012

Magpie Tales #137

It Must Be Time For Lunch Now, 1979, by Francesca Woodman

If I had three wishes
Or a life to re-live
I'd be in Italy
Rewinding my Leica
Filming a happier end

Image provided by Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Squirrel Chatter

 "Hey! Don't bother me- I'm busy!" 
 "Hey! Step away from the acorns.
Mine, mine, all mine."
"Hy-knt tkl rht aw"
Translation of acorn stuffed mouth:
"Hey- can't talk right now."

Monday, September 24, 2012

Eric Alders Monday Photo Prompt 9-24-2012

photo shot by Eric Alder

I could choose
So..... being ambidextrous
I chose the banjo

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Magpie #136 Washday Blues

Flying Down, 2006, by David Salle

My impatient fingers are  tapping
I'm so bored watching laundry get done
It's like hearing one hand clapping
But  I need to cover my bum!

Image provided by Tess Kincaid
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Remember March of 2011 ?

On March 27 2011 I  completed two baby quilts
 for twin sons born to some friends of ours.

I just got the latest photo of the family and just have to share it.
They are so darn cute!
Co-incidently the father is part of the Sassparilla Band
that is releasing it's newest CD this weekend in Eugene and Portland Oregon!
 Go see them if you can-
They are fabulous! Here's that link:

Go Do Be!

Eric Alder's Tuesday Photo Prompt 9-18-2012

I'd rather
Find buried irony
Than be ironing
I'd rather 
Dig in my garden
Than shovel out a barn
I'd rather
Cook our dinner
Than be cooked
I'd rather
Read a book
Than be booked. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Eric Alder's Monday Photo Prompt 9-10-2012

Photo by Eric Alder

Due to poor placement
No place to sprout

for more takes on Eric's stellar shot go here:

Magpie #135- Venus and the Sailor

Venus and The Sailor, 1925, by Salvador Dali

Gliding across the ice
and being oh so nice
Venus hissed in his ear
Dahling, you belong on the equator
 You're just not a skater
So far you've tripped me up twice 

for other takes on this image
slide on over to Tess Kincaod's Magpie Tales:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I'm in a pickle or is it a jam?

I'm not in a pickle nor in a jam
I'm happy in the kitchen
Making food ...yes I am!
Go here to see some delights!

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Magpie #134- Cubism

Breakfast, 1921, Fernand Leger


Thanks to Tess Kincaid for MagpieTales and
for other glimpses into this image go here:

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Eric Alder's Monday Photo Prompt 9-3-2012

photo by Eric Alder

Crawling out 
Imagination reveals
The charcoal beast

Photo by Kathe Worsley
 September 6, 2012

Sunday, September 02, 2012

MagpieTales #133 Garden Spirits

Summer Night, 1913, by Albert Bloch

Sometimes I think there's trouble in my garden-
Not little Peter Wabbit or Sammy the Slug
Or even an enormous potato bug
Excuse me-I do beg your pardon
But something is chomping up my garden!
I've fenced with chcken wire
I've spritzed with soap
I even tried chili powder
With zero results!
I'm imagining a small Irish green elf
Who is chortling and laughing all to himself
You see he's the one who's the guilty party
He's inviting them all to come and eat hearty! 
He's lifting the wire 
Brushing off the powder 
He's hosing off  the soap
and thinks I'm a dope! 
Well, HAH I'll get even-just wait for winter 
He'll be pressing his nose to the icy window
Asking oh please do let me in I'm cold you know
So- I'll make a deal and listen to his wishes
He'll get dinner but will have to do the dishes!
I really don't know where this came from,
but if you want to read other's take on the image
go to Tess Kincaid's MagpieTales

Cheers, Chuckles and Happy Gardening!