Wednesday, June 29, 2011

One Shot Wednesday.. Celebrates One Year...

" One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore!"
  ~  Oliver Wendell Holmes

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One Shot Wednesday-


infantrymen hoist
the red white and blue staidly ~
a bugler sounds "Taps"

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rain Rain I Know We Need You... But Did You Have to Wet My Stuff...

"When you have got an elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away,
it's best to let him run."   ~ Abraham Lincoln

"Keep five yards from a carriage, ten yards from a horse, and a hundred yards from an elephant;
 but the distance one should keep from a wicked man cannot be measured."
~ Indian Proverb

"You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That's a part of it."
 ~ Denzel Washington

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Project 365- Every day a Photo..



delightful sprinkles
rain down on summer sidewalks
quenching our thirst for joy

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

Haiku Heights #49- quench
Sensational Haiku Wednesday - Joy

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3 Word Wednesday - gag-maintain-omit

Weekend Wordsmith- Elephant

Sunday Scribblings- give

One Single Impression- seven sins

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Riding Pink Elephants

I thought I saw a pink one.
my head upon the bowl

a gag  a gaze a grunt or two
my belly how it rolled

I only though to omit
just one of seven sins

I was trying to remember which
when the room began to spin

a pretty pink pachyderm
my pride I must maintain

for every gift I give this night
is loss and never gain

a mouse of blue called me out
he told me I must stand

I hopped upon the pachyderm
and from the mouse we ran....

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wednesday.. Hot and Dry.. Wasn't Rain Promised?

"A rustle in the wind reminds us a fairy is near."  ~Author Unknown

"I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?"  ~John Lennon

"The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve; lovers to bed; 'tis almost fairy time. " ~William Shakespeare

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Project 365- a Photo Every Day!
One Shot Wednesday- week #50
Midsummer's Eve- ( a fairy tale)

little people prance
flickering fireflies join in
vagabond prince twirls

lads bound by bright thread
mortal fortitude foiled
by saffron's sweet grip

vivid mirages
arrive astride spotted fawns
good fortune bestowed

preferring sunlight
giant slumbers in grass ring
toadstools surrounding

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

We Write Poems #58- a cocktail of words
Sensational Haiku- Fortitude
3 Word Wednesday- grip-prefer-thread

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Flag Day!!

"I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it's marked by the blood of those who died defending it. "

 ~ John Thune


Project 365~ A Photo Every Day!

Happy Flag Day!..
There are  many different opinions
 on rather the colors in the American flag represent anything at all.. maybe they were the only colors Betsy Ross had in her stash at the time.. I have read a half gazillion flag facts sights today and there are many different opinions on why those colors were chosen.. including the idea that Betsy had some cloth left over from tailoring a fancy outfit for George Washington... Popular belief and a more logical idea to me is that they represent the same things as the colors in the Great Seal. ... White signifying purity and innocence..  Red for hardiness and valor.. and  Blue to represent vigilance, perseverance and  justice..

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Carry On Tuesday #109


giggle giggle shriek
insanity beckoning
pointing fingers jest

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Hello Monday! You Always Show Up On Time...

" The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation. "    
- Benjamin Disraeli

" There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself,
for what we see is what we are. "
~  Ernst Haas

" It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them. "
~ Man Ray

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Project 365- a Photo Every Day.... I make so many photo's that I can only post my very.. very.. most favorite ones.. I am always tangled up about what day I am supposed to post on..  I am pretty sure it was Saturday so I am late again.. I do thank anyone who visits me from there and them from here..

My Mom and  My
Great Nephew.. I think he looks like her...
check out their cheeks...

family fun - playing "Strut Miss Lucy"...

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Magpie Tales- #69

The Next Step- ( a haibun)

next step altered
tiny shell missing fondly
tranquility reins

one misstep and I knew I'd be eating sandy spam on wheat and lemon cookies...
Lila was telling tales of rice plantations and slavery... pirates and skeletons all jumble together..
I was pondering wee spiraled cones..

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

3 Word Wednesday- alter.. fond.. tranquil

Weekend Wordsmith- skeleton

Theme Thursday - 6/9/2011- spam

Haiku Heights #47 - slavery

One Single Impression #172- miss.. ( to long for)

Sunday Scribblings #271- The Next Step.....

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Oh what a long and busy day.. I had a house full of nearly teens.. three girls and one boy.. they all wanted to play Sims at once and we all know that won't work.. they played rock band once or twice but this one would all but squeal over the others choice of song.. finally I said .. "I have had enough...." .. well.. actually I didn't say that.. but  I said some other stuff.. and ordered them to the dining table to write me a story... they draw a scrap of paper with a prompt on it.. I have to have at least five sentences... and when everyone is through they stand one at the time and tell us their story..  nothing too hard.. but I do want an illustration of some kind.. ok so I'm mean..  we are learning reading and writing skills.. spelling and art... they also help cook.. and toss corn at critters....  play hide the penny... and swim..
I gotta tell you.. kids think deep.. they claim I am making them keep a journal cause I'm mean and making them learn all summer.. the truth is that I do hope they learn something this summer..  they are really talented and I want them to know that..  but every time they present their stories I learn from them.. and that is worth every second of getting up early and listening to ... "she looked at me... she touched my phone.... she texted about me to Em"... all day.. I also made and canned 4 quarts and 7 pints of salsa and 20 quarts of squash today...  time now to rest and cool off..   Thanks for stopping by to read a few of my words today.. I welcome both comments and followers... I hope you have a remarkable day..

Monday, June 6, 2011

Another Monday Comes and Goes... Blah Blah Blah!!!!!

" While much is too strange to be believed, nothing is too strange to have happened."
~Thomas Hardy

" A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a love sickness."
~ Robert Frost

" A poem can have an impact, but you can't expect an audience to understand all the nuances."
~ Douglas Dunn
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Project 365- a Photo a Day!

Chilling at Crab Orchard Plantation...

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A Sentu-

colorful prairie chickens strut
a dry and windy sea of grass
timber wolves howl

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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A Sentu-

warm water caresses
ocean habitat rich with life
colorful creatures a beautiful rainbow

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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on the fence.. roosters
each out crowing the other
hens sunbathe nearby

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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