Rain Like Shards of Glass

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Tears blow angrily
Against drunken Castle Rock
Shaken but not stirred


The cork busted loose
Drenching steady Castle Rock
Like New Year’s Champagne

or (still not sold)

Rain like shards of glass
Pierced the crust of Castle Rock
All ran for cover

Which one do you like the best or none? I was searching and searching and searching for inspiration. Won’t you join us in today’s Poetry challenge through the Daily Post?  Today, it’s Water in the form of a Haiku with the device of a Simile.

Winter Lawn

p5 - winter lawn 2And here’s another from 2012.  “Winter Lawn” for another entry into the Weather challenge.  Oh so wish it would snow again.  February is our last chance for it.  How I adore a winter wonderland and building snowman memories with my daughter.

Frosted Fingers

frosted fingers 02/12/2010 I realize it’s been a while since I participated in a photo challenge but felt it was high time I get back in the show. Some of you will remember this one before but others may not have seen it and feel it’s a good one for this week’s challenge of “Weather.”

This was taken in my back yard in 2012.  Hope you like it.  You may know I have a thing for trees.  I also have a thing for snow.  Absolutely LOVES it!  ;)  At 25 degrees this cold winter morning, it feels like a nice chance for snow.  Just walked Buddy and the lawn met us with a blanket of ice crystals.  Lovely in the moonlight.

Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’

P1140203“The sun…in its full glory, either at rising or setting —

this, and many other like blessings, we enjoy daily.”

–Izaak Walton


We drove into the sunrise this morning on the way to school.  Oh, what a beautiful morning.  Oh, what a beautiful day!  Yes, it made me wanna sing.  I had my trusty cam with me so I snapped a few.  Hope ya like ’em.

I hope you take the time to notice the beauty that surrounds you today.


Trying to Enjoy the View

view  This was my view this afternoon while sitting in my front porch swing.  See the little patch on the ground past the shadow of the crepe myrtle?  A tree used to be in that spot.  A very large shady pecan tree that my grandpa planted there years and years ago.  In fact, that was one of my favorite climbing trees as a child.  We’d come visit here in the summer and my brother and I would climb that tree, among others.  I’d lay out in the sun and a squirrel that lived in that tree would come down and pay me a visit.

That tree held so many memories for me.  Good and bad.  When Hurricane Katrina hit, it took out a chunk of limbs along with the power lines and pulled it all down in the driveway.  Much of the tree was rotting and so, naturally, the best option was to take it down before it took out power lines again or a car.

I will forever miss that tree.  It looks and feels like a completely different yard — so desolate, so brightly lit.  I love my shade!  I love my trees!  Call me a tree hugger if you want.  I will not deny it.  God save the trees!!!

Still, as I mourn the loss of the tree, the view of the approaching storm is quite breathtaking.  The photo doesn’t do the sky justice.  The stormy blue was much darker to the eye and the shades of green more vibrant.