Tag Archives: nature

Weltanschauung – Worldview

  Prompted by the word for the day on my tear-off calendar, weltanschauung, and a magnetic poetry kit in German, I dove right in to compose a Haiku in German and in English. Call it playing! Hope you enjoy my … Continue reading

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Come Stroll Through our Gardens!

¬† A few years back when the children were young, I opened my breakfast pink grapefruit to find a surprise awaiting: a large seed inside had burst open and begun to grow. It begged to be planted. Thus began a … Continue reading

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Gratitude’s √Čtude

November means gratitude Gratefulness for friends and food, for family interludes with colorful Autumn-hued leaves and flowers – all valued. Nature brings beauty, exudes. You’d might conclude, we are cued: Thanksgiving of plentitude.

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The Beauty of December

  Nature’s Sense of Humor Softly, quietly, gently falling snowflakes clothe the earth in beauty. Catching them in our gloved hands to gaze at their shapes is part of the fun. Kids lean their heads back with open mouths to … Continue reading

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Elixir of Life

  Tea for Two Awaiting a turn is not always easy. While I hover and you sip the nectar, I’ll hum my favorite tune. Life is full of surprises. While the sun shines, I will allow you to finish sipping … Continue reading

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Alluring Butterfly

  Softly, gently, you alight. You hover over blossoms so fragrant. Flitting to and fro as if trying to decide which flowers hold the best-kept secrets. If you could speak, I wonder what you might tell of your day’s work? … Continue reading

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Liebster Award

Earlier this month, my talented friend and fellow WordPress blogger nominated me for the Liebster Award. Annika Perry is a gifted writer, and I urge my readers to visit her site: https://annikaperry.wordpress.com I think you will enjoy her entries and … Continue reading

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Liebster Award

Earlier this month, my talented friend and fellow WordPress blogger nominated me for the Liebster Award. Annika Perry is a gifted writer, and I urge my readers to visit her site: https://annikaperry.wordpress.com I think you will enjoy her entries and … Continue reading

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Quality of Life

Some people fear retirement years with trepidation. They worry about what they will do when they no longer have to get up and go to work. My own retirement happened six months ago, and now I am beginning to understand … Continue reading

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Life

Life flows, cascades, and splashes, on. Roars, then slows and becomes quiet. Endless blue, cloudless skies, watch the waters below and quench our thirst. Above now, spindly swaying branches and leaves , fast-moving clouds emerge and portend an impending storm. … Continue reading

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