Sunday, 31 May 2015

1 June

the chair in the kitchen

in the night - when you're all alone

with the one - that you call your own

ask yourself - if you're doing good

give yourself some positive vibrations

give yourself some positive vibrations

Alvin Lee

we spotted the chair in the back of the tiny yard sale

with a bright orange circular sticker that said


and i put it in the back of the LOVE Subaru

 carried it through the back door

past the daffodils blooming

to a sunny spot in our kitchen

something about that chair in the kitchen

it sings an old Ten Years After song

and quotes the bible at me

while I'm cooking 

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine


 sing unto the Lord all the earth
 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; 

let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.
 Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: 

then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice

and so we keep a happy home

and give ourselves some positive vibrations

31 may


the boys saw a teenage girl swing the boom on the dock

all the way out over the water and back around

it looked like fun

so of course they had to try it

united they stand - divided they fall

black and white

yellow flowers

dune grass on dog beach


Saturday, 30 May 2015

30 may

banking off of the northeast winds

 sailin' on a summer breeze

skipping over the ocean like a stone

Ecclesiastes 3:1

to everything there is a season, and time to every purpose under the heaven

Friday, 29 May 2015

29 may

around the corner in my town

~ 1 ~
Memorial day on our rather tiny island is a pretty big deal

the folk get the yards cleaned up

window box flowers planted - lawns mowed to perfection

flags hung

and in the cemetery the boy scouts place a flag at every veteran's grave

in honor and remembrance of their service

~ 2 ~
Our house is the green one in the grouping of three houses

the big building on the beach is the old coast guard station

we are blessed to live in this beautiful place

~ 3 ~

bridal bush

is what  i refer to this pretty little plant as

it is used as a sort of hedging around here

The spring time flower is rather small and has a lovely fragrance

~ 4 ~

We are seeing Joe's mother and her husband today. They are visiting

from out of state; we see them only one or two times a year.

the boys have a half a day at school so we will pick them up

and be able to spend an afternoon together.

~ 5 ~

I picked up some more bird seed at the beginning of the week.

I wasn't going to because it makes such a mess on the porch

Those birds sing so pretty for their supper though...

It's worth the morning sweep.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

28 May

it is not a small thing

to walk the beach of an evening

and speak of the things that kingdoms are made of

Monday, 25 May 2015

26 May

the porch was filled with friends and family over the long weekend

as i sit out here this morning drinking my tea

the birds are twittering away amongst themselves

they are ever so happy that the seats beneath their feeders are empty

and all the guests have gone home

truth be told

as much as I love the celebration of being with loved ones

i also love the quiet of an early morning tea with the birds

25 May

the random

the docks are out for the summer

but the water is still quite cold

the fun

the boom rope on the dock is out

and available for swinging jumping yet though

see above about the water temps.

the good

lilacs are in bloom everywhere 

and everything smells delicious

Sunday, 24 May 2015

24 may

Psalm 65
10 Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.

 13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.

24 may

My mirror shows my face to me
and it is fair enough to see
with scarce a mark of age or foe
and I am glad to have it so

when many years have passed away
I shall look in the glass one day
and have it tell me whether I
have lived with life or passed it by


crisp clothes on the clothes line

me 'yakin....from a few years ago.

It takes energy to row the kayak around the lake

negative space

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