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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Northbound Swans Feeding

Just a quickie post to show you these images of swans taking a break on their way north, to feed in a large puddle in my Mom's field.  The farm on the horizon is the family farm where I grew up, where my Mom and brother live.   My Brother stood next to me while I took this photo, while taking the same shot with his massive 12 pound very long telephoto lense.  I'll see if I can talk him into sharing one of those photos, which should be way awesomer than mine, which were taken with my ever present iPhone.  I'm so glad to have had ANY camera to help commit this breathtaking event to memory!  The swans only show up on the farm every ten years or so...  (So Mom, if you read this, ask Bryan to email me his best image or two, OK?  Thanks!)

(App: PicShop.)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Fickle Spring

What a Beautiful Spring Puddle
What a Beautiful Spring Puddle

What a Beautiful Spring Puddle 2
What a Beautiful Spring Puddle 2

A south wind breathes: winter sighs into fickle spring:
snow upon snow
at once a rushing verdant glow.

Riffe Road in False Spring
Riffe Road in False Spring

Riffe Road in False Spring 2
Riffe Road in False Spring 2

As if swaying on a string, the sun now in full swing,
southward daily striding,
daybreak weary of hiding.

Cloud Caught between Heaven and Earth
Caught between Heaven and Earth

Sprightly swiftly northward, chattering joy as they wing:
a sparkling chorus twittering,
feathery dancers flittering.

Spring Horizon
Spring Horizon

With haste we pray, please, budding leaflets and florets bring:
spice and balm, fresh bouquets,
sweetness enough to fill the days.

Spring Muddy Road Composition
Spring Mud Composition

Yet you charm, beguile, tantalize, tease! 
You lead us on with mirthful ease,
then fell a flurry "just one more time"!
Are you so cruel? Or are you sublime?

Frosty Spruce Branch (with animated snow!  How did THAT get there?)

Frosty Haven (with animated snow!  No, really, how DID that get there?)

(You may not believe this, but I have NO IDEA how the animated snow appeared on these two photos.  It was such a miracle I had to post them. ..  I DO know that I used the app, PicShop, for the photo editing on this story.)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Sansa for Prez

Agent Klahn successfully removed the cat from his cereal, and Sansa became the Leader of the Free World.  KJB stands for Kitten Jujutsu Bureau.

This post brought to you through fun experimentation with the app ComicBook! 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Heart Day

 Some messages of Valentine Love for my husband Casey.  We celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary in just 12 days!  The greatest 20 years of my life: I love you, Hun!
Casey, Happy Valentines's Day heart rocks photo
Luv U heart rock
  "be mine" heart rock

These Valentines were joyfully developed with found art from my extensive Heart Rock Collection, and the following apps:  PicShop, and PicArt.

As a follow-up to my February 2 post on Found Art, let me say that heart shaped rocks are probably my favorite form of God's communicative art found in nature.  Call me silly, I don't care at all.  I will laugh with you!  But I unapologetically feel God's love more, every time I come across another heart shaped rock.  They feel like divine Valentine's Day cards, created throughout the millenia of earth's creation, mailed specifically from God to me, to be received throughout each year; God knowing where I will be and walk and look throughout my life, He strategically placed each one, ready to be found and cherished.  Knowing I would need to hear it once again:  "God loves me!"  Sign me up for a mental evaluation, go ahead.  But before you do, keep in mind that we all think ourselves to be the most sane person in the room.  And I know that God has my address!