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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

I Took A Test

I've always prided myself in being good in English classes and all it entails, but I think I must have let myself slip. It wasn't that I couldn't spell. It wasn't that I didn't know my grammar, couldn't punctuate properly, couldn't express myself. It wasn't that I couldn't analyze, it was my pride I... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Isn't That The Way!

I used to count the days, consider all the ways, make lots of plans, think about the tans, talk with my honey, save up the money, couldn't hardly wait to arrive at the gate suitcases loaded until baggage exploded..... but now that I'm on permanent vacation, I don't want to go anywhere at all. I... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Yesterday Flood/Today Mud

Among those water rescues of victims caught up in yesterday's extensive flooding from the record-breaking multiple deluges experienced this month was a poor little half-drowned chipmunk. (I didn't even know we had them in the area but I'm finding out we do indeed.) It was so soaked that I couldn't... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Another Five Inches--Wow!

As if we hadn't already had enough for now, another cloudburst came upon us around 7:00 p.m. and lasted until well past 10:00 and poured upon us another five inches of rain. Plus the meteorologists are telling us it is going to do it again before morning. So.......it came inside again some way in... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Win Some/Lose Some

Yes, it's definitely a cliché, and I know that clichés are frowned upon when one is writing, but I like clichés. They are comfortable to me. I feel at home with them if they are used in appropriate places. Usually, this one is used only when one has lost. I never hear a winner of anything stating... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

After The Storm

Yes, the sun has been shining hot, hot, hot, pulling moisture out of the wet ground, turning it to humidity, mixing the humidity with heat and making it unbearable for the unfortunates. First of all, I must say that I am not one of the unfortunates. Other than one tree branch lying in the yard, and... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Big Daddy To The Rescue

"The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him." - Pablo Casals. Do you remember Little Abby of the chicken farm and her pet hen that was killed by their new dog that was... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 20, 2017


In response to a comment made by Pat_B to my post of yesterday on my Poetry Blog ( Go to Haiku And Other Aperçus ), I must admit that quite often the prompts to silliness come from Ribcage, as did the words "assiduity" and "asphodel". He is definitely a word-smith when it comes to words especially... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Why At Night?

I know it's an old building. I first noticed it about 1965, and it wasn't new then. I know we have been having hard rains of the deluge type. I know that something around here is always in need of maintaining. But, why must this place always make its noises at night...banging, tapping, dripping... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Silver Fountains Mud

For the second summer in a row, P.D. has a doe with triplets coming out of the woods to graze in his yard and drink from his little stream that last night was a roaring river. Yes, we had another deluge....something like two inches in just a couple of minutes. The clouds moved in. Suddenly a flash... Sign in to see full entry.

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