what are you grateful for ~ please share…

Thank you!


wpid-imag1170.jpgWeep no more my Willow tree
Your tears drop one by one
Your haunting beauty soon to be
Asleep til Winter’s done

Likes notes of a song that linger and stay
Your harmonious hues hang on
Soon on the ground your leaves will lay
Your melody all but gone

A golden pool atop the grass
How pretty yet how sad
Your luscious green is gone alas
Now looking oh so drab

A blue jay flutters on your limb
Causing you to shed
This is a struggle you will not win
The time has come for bed



I watch you weep before mewillow2
Quietly without a sound
Soon dormancy absorbs thee
Your leaves come lilting down

But don’t you fret my Willow dear
It’s time for no more weeping
Although you stand now stark & bare
Your sorrow will soon be sleeping

Rousing once again in Spring
Draped in glorious splendor
Hearing Willow as you sing
Your weeping oh so tender




what are you grateful for ~ please share…

Thank you!




what are you grateful for ~ please share…

Thank you!

Was that Gentle Ben???

Good morning everyone, Happy Sunday!

I’m sitting here in my beautiful sun room appreciating what is around me.  I am surrounded by my sunny, yellow hibiscus plant, my poinsettia/rhododendron plant and another plant that’s my favorite but I forget what it is.  I do not have a green thumb, I have the kiss of death thumb but I try and to see these plants flourishing makes me smile.  I am a little concerned about my hibiscus though, I’ll have to read up on them.  It has these HUGE blossoms and many of them, but it seems that they open up and then curl back up at the end of the day and in the morning I find them on the ground.  Are they supposed to drop off like that?  I mean seriously, I had it one day when that happened and I thought wow I killed it already?  Also, my problem is I water too much, but again the hibiscus seems to need lots and lots of water so much so that I can’t keep up, so at least I won’t kill it from over watering.

I look out the window and see green, green everywhere!  It’s so luscious and it makes me smile.  My neighbor has a weeping willow tree, it’s beautiful.  I remember when I was young my girlfriend had one in her backyard, they always seemed so haunting and ghostly to me.  I think it’s the way the branches hang.  I think that’s why I love them too, I love everything that has to do with being haunted or ghosts or creepy.  Yup I love to watch or read or see anything that has to do with gho…OMG, HOLY COW, OMG THERE’S A BIG BLACK BEAR WALKING THRU MY YARD RIGHT NOW!!! OMG!  I just moved here in October, I lived in the city prior and we didn’t have bears there.  That was awesome!!!  Gentle Ben…I hope!


Happy Sunday to you!!!

So back to my observations…the sky is a beautiful pale blue with whispers of clouds in it.  I went out and put new water in the bird bath and watered the flowers…I just had a thought, can you imagine if the bear showed up while I was refreshing the bird bath, the bath is right where he came from, I would have freaked!!!  It was funny cuz I grabbed my camera to get a picture of him, from a distance of course and I see him walk across the street to my neighbors, he stopped and smelled the flowers and then continued on behind their house.  I’m glad he took that moment to smell the flowers…we all should!!!  🙂

It’s going to be a gorgeous 80 degrees today, my plan is to find some decorations for my front porch.  I never had a front porch large enough to put furniture and stuff on.  I want to get two rocking chairs painted a color, I’m thinking blue or maybe yellow.  I want to get some flowers to kill, just kidding, and I want to get a statue like a dog or maybe a cherub.  The mind is still evolving on these ideas.

Well there’s a robin drinking from the bird bath, so happy.  I keep watching to see if birds are actually using it, makes me smile to see that they are.  Glad I could help them out.

Well everybody I hope you all have a glorious Sunday!  Do something that makes you smile, even if it’s just looking in the mirror at yourself and making a goofy face!!!