Friday, January 31, 2020

A Reminder

Lurking on your doorstep

clutching a clock

here to remind you

it's time to say "WHITE RABBIT'

if you want February 

to be kind to you......

It may be a short month

but it can be a pretty sharp one

if it forgets that it's

a harbinger of spring

and sends frost to crisp the snow drop

and ice the daffodil.

In any case -

it is wise to pay homage

to the White Rabbit

and keep an eye out for

the first violet

and the willows

that grow along the creek

at the other side of the meadow,

out back;

when their tips turn rosy......

And there is a lovely

green aura around the

tops of the bare tree branches.

Nothing dramatic, -

just the most gentle of remnders

that the sap is rising,

and spring returns...

as always!!

     Tom Thomson - Canadian - one of Seven

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The end of January

Three apple pies in the oven

and I have a wonderful feeling of accomplishment, ----

and total exhaustion

that demands I sit in the easy chair

with the back heater at full blast

and a cup of coffee by my side!!!

If I were a little bit younger

I am sure I would have put those pies in the oven

with a great flourish

and probably gone down the hall

to wind a warp, or do something else,

equally as creative.

However, Callie thought it was a good idea

to cosy up in the easy chair...

she bears her age well, but I have to remember

that her fifteen years probably equals my ninety-five

and we both find great comfort in a bit of rest!!!

We will give the oven twenty minutes

to accomplish its magic 

and then go and readjust the pie positions.....

by that time we should be re-charged!!!!!

I am listening to Hauser and his cellist friend

as they play pieces from "Two Cellos"

and it doesn't seem to matter that the sun

is not shining this morning,

and that the forsythia

is not yet in bloom....

The Benedictus will rest in my head

for the rest of the day..........

and on into February, which will be so welcome

when it does arrive...

It seems to me I have made this observation before!

Am I becoming obsessed????