Cows grazing between the Pacific Coast High and tht Pt. Sur Light Station


Your pasture has a Pacific view

But it seems to mean nothing for you

You turn your back and seem to stare

At the annoying people standing there

Taking pictures, disturbing your peace

Stop now! Will the clicking cease?



Belated Happy Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week 2019 was 7-13 April.  From the Points of Light Web site

National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. Today, as people strive to lead lives that reflect their values, the expression of civic life has evolved. Whether online, at the office, or the local food bank; whether with a vote, a voice, or a wallet – doing good comes in many forms, and we recognize and celebrate them all.

Den Mother

Big Brother

Meals on Wheels

Thrift Store deals

None of these things appears

If there  are no volunteers.


Poem 15, 15 April–Half way to the goal of one poem per day for Poetry Month.

Happy Birthday, TJ-April 13,1743

Thomas Jefferson’s Tombstone: Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of American Independence Of the Statute of Virginia for religious freedom & Father of the University of Virginia.”  He selected what he wanted it to say.

Thomas Jefferson

Benevolent Patriarch,

Self described master of the enslaved.


Vice President,

Secretary of State

 and U.S. President,

Flawed and brilliant.

Product of the Enlightenment.

Harshly judged by the 21st century.

The Ballad of Ginger and Trapper

Golden Retriever

Trapper was a golden retriever


Ginger was a German wiimeraner.

Ginger and Trapper met in Seattle.

Immediate best buds, seldom a battle

Trapper was a dog, Ginger a gyp

Most of the time, they seemed joined at the hip

Until the day Ginger went into heat

Trapper soon learned that it was best to retreat

He didn’t seem interested, no sex on his mind

He didn’t even try to sniff Ginger’s behind.

Two weeks later, the gyp thought he’s the one

Demonstrating on Trapper how to get the job done.

He was the dog her dreams, she wanted his pups.

Trapper didn’t know to what she was up.

At end of her heat, she no longer cared.

When he laid down his best moves, he found her teeth bared.

His owner was pleased when Trapper finally found out

What being a boy dog should be all about.

Although, Trapper and  Ginger never got bred,

“You’re all male, Trapper,” his owner happily said.

Relief filled his owner, put a smile on his face

To find Trapper did things at his own pace.