Pollen and pollinator
Each needing the other.
Beautiful to look at
Short time to live
Our world would be worse without them.
Poem 14, April 14, 2019
Gently weeping clouds
Cleanses sky and soul alike
Water begat life.
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.
The devil wind slumbered in its rocky keep
Dreaming of Paradise lost.
From somewhere at sea
Invaded its dreams.
Yawning and stretching like a great kat-
abatic wind it had yet to become,
The devil wind stirred briefly.
Cool ocean air streamed inward
Up western slopes
Jostling the devil wind awake.
It roared into life,
Leaping up from its Great Basin lair
To rage down mountains
Rampage through passes
Gaining strength and fury
Its power constricted
But not contained.
Nearer the coast,
Hellish powers unleashed
A spark became a flame became a malstrom.
Equal opportunity destroyer
Rich or poor
Urban or rural
Pets or wild animals
Accident or on purpose.
Santa Ana raged supreme until
the weather changed again.
“Before you search for inspiration outside, dig for aspiration within.”
-The Little Mermaid, MMXIX
The Little Mermaid posted this on her blog today.
In Central Virginia, today is a bright sunny day with temps that will soar from the mid 30s to the mid 60s. Spring is steadily advancing with birds singing, flowers blooming, and tree pollen rising (along with the temps).
What do you aspire to today? I aspire for peace and contemplation.
I want to sip wine outside in one of my favorite wineries, Cardinal Point. Maybe their Green wine will be ready. Green wine is from the Portuguese Vinho Verde (literally ‘green wine’) that originated in the historic Minho Province in the far north of Portugal. It is not a St. Patrick’s day wine (white wine colored green) but is wine made from young grapes. Picked before the regular wine harvest, it provides fresh wine that is drunk soon after bottling before the other wines are available. It’s a perfect wine to sip on while enjoying the warm Spring sunshine.
If we have no love for ourselves then we have none to give others. At what point does self love become hedonism? Is it when the ego rear’s its head, thumbs its chest and starts proclaiming how wonderful it is? Or is it when our love for ourselves or our needs tramples the love or concern we have for others? Is spending the afternoon sipping a light wine outside in a beautiful environment aspiration or hedonistic?
The day will evolve from soaking up the sun to soaking in some peace. Our church is initiating a new service this evening, Taize Eucharest. “A Taizé worship service involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, a period of silence, liturgical readings, and icons. There is no preaching.” It is ecumenical in nature.
Compared to many places in the world, the United States,even the desert Southwest, (still) has access to adequate water. No one can say what the future will foretell. In the meanwhile, see how most the world survives without easy access to safe, clean water. (via Talking with Kids about Water
This is an important date worthy of a reblog. Check out the book recommendations to share with children, via World Wildlife Day 2019
Worms that can eat styrofoam. Rad Dude! via Full-Circle Eco-Friendly Surfboard | Eddy Garcia