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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Gals - Part Two

Under the light of the moon...
Their blue glow world pulls me out of my car.
The party is in full swing!
They celebrate under the streamers...
...with a room full of guests
The lady of the hour!
Hangin' with her pals.

Breathtaking!
The haves...and the have-nots enjoy the party
Rivals?
In her finest!
A small fancy handbag too!
Exquisite!  A lovely event all the way around.



Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2010

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Gals - Part One

Stopping by for a visit with the gals.
I spy them standing together.
What are they up to?
Oh, they've gathered for a party!
Yet, there they stand off to the side. The ladies in waiting. Wall-flowers.
They've gathered together in rows.
Patiently they stand beneath streamers gaily strung.
Chatting together.
Until the other guests arrive.
Goodnight sweet ladies, goodnight.


Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2010

Thursday, July 19, 2012

10 Minute Drill~ # 21 A Different Trail

She rose earlier than usual to the 
cool morning air
Stepping out barefoot
a shine catches her eye
upon closer inspection
her imagination follows the trail
...and wonders

Can you see the trail?

Let me make it clearer for you!


Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Sweet Life


A short Sunday drive to the Bennett's Honey Farm.
We're greeted by warm air, blue skies and colorful flowers.
We've come to do some honey tasting!


We pump a taste onto the plastic spoon.
Over and over, discussing favorites as we go.
In the end I like the sage and orange best.
He liked the orange best.



We check out the working hive. 
Behind this hive is the tunnel to the outside world, encased in wood.



Everywhere we turn there is a honey bee product!
I didn't even photograph all of the candles, soaps, honey pots and stirrers...etc.
We did pick out a 'sage' honey bear!  I love those, they're so cute!
We also got little honey sticks for the grandsons & neighbors.  Yummy!


The mad looking bee wall decor!


A feast for the bees! 

A beautiful day to step out!

This post is dedicated to Peggy who keeps bees and has been on my mind and in my heart these last days.  If you haven't read her blog yet, head on over and prepare to be touched, informed, delighted and inspired!


Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summertime

A scattering...a spattering...
things from here and there.
Summertime, sunshine
Delights everywhere...


Do you see the double curly-cue on the right side?
Do you see how the melon is divided into thirds?
There was a set of curly-cues in each divided third-line, coming from the middle.
Here...wait...I'll zoom in...


Is that better?  Maybe tilt your screen a bit :)
It sure is hard to photograph a shiny watermelon!


Responsibilities abound...
Grab a moment, noon or nightfall.
Enjoying little bits of summertime.

Now a short summer story...

MS. SUNFLOWER &
MS. MOON



Once upon a time there was a very tall sunflower-gal.  Everyday she stood basking in the summer sun.  She turned her face this way and that to let the sun warm her and the wind blow through her petals.


Sometimes her sister joined her. They stood together for hours chatting and sharing secrets the way sisters do.  Their leaves shook with laughter.










Some days she didn't feel quite so sunny and she'd hang her head, studying the earth
at her foot.  The breeze became strong winds, tangling her petals and causing them to fall limp.  "Bad hair day?" the other gals would joke.  Even their friendly humor couldn't always bring her sunshine attitude back.












On those days, she usually hung around waiting for Moon.
Ms. Moon always brought a sense of calm and contentment.  Moon showed her confidence and strength everyday, no matter how full she was, Moon continued to shine.



Ms. Sunflower took this lesson to heart. It seemed she stood a little taller and shone a little brighter!


~The End~


Mo and I discussed making mandalas on the solstice.  Well, better late than never!  Ha!
Here is my attempt at creating a mandala from the flowers in my yard.  Can you see the sunflower head in the middle?  I found it on the ground on my side of the fence.


Look at those shapes and colors!
Do you see the little poppies?  That is the state flower here.  They grow wild in my back yard :) 

Finally, the wind won and I took photos of it's work instead of beautiful mandala handiwork of mine!  Haha

I like how the photo on the left looks like it is either becoming or unbecoming a flower spiral!!!

Not done on the solstice...but fun just the same!






 I took an old round tablecloth, from one of those 3-legged accent tables, and placed it in the washtub for dying.  I used a rusted grid that I found on a walk years ago.  I added other rusted items, onion peels, a copper pipe etc.  I even threw some flowers in, but just for decoration!!!  Haha
A few days later...




 Mmmmm...
I think it needs  more!


Summertime has always meant these special treats to me...
the juicy goodness of watermelon...
the dusty, salty seeds...eaten one by one.
Creative experiences...
And memories of my youth when camp and song filled the days.



I shared this with Cindy and I thought to share it here with you all too, because summer is about singing too.  Well everyday is about singing!  But my memories of singing old folk songs at summer camp with my mom and sister is one of my best memories.   And sitting outside in the shade singing with babies, with children...well it doesn't get any better!  This is one of my favorite quotes, by one of my favorite children's recording artists & more.  Tom Hunter was a most amazing man.  I am proud to know his music and honored to have met him.  No more links today folks, investigate on your own.
Class dismissed.
 
We don’t sing as much as people used to. There’s a lot of music around, but we listen more. We’re increasingly interested in performance, less in participation, so kids in cars are more likely to have headphones on than to be singing together, all of which means we need reminders of the power of song — to connect us, to carry information and tradition, to help us mourn and celebrate, to give us courage and identity, to tickle and touch our hearts. Developing brains need songs. Research is clear on that. Songs awaken memories too. They’re the hooks to hang your memories on. They’re also very useful in engaging kids in learning, and in creating lively classrooms. Recordings are good, but our own voices are better. So I hope you’ll sing, even if you don’t feel you’re very good at it. Use recordings to learn a song, to appreciate how someone else does it, to sing along. Then sing yourself — in the car and at bedtime, on the playground and in the hall, anywhere, anytime. It’s one of the best, cheapest, and most fun things you can do!
— Tom Hunter

Enjoy your summer everyone!

Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

A Little Moon Love

July Moon Through My Window
Inspired by Peggy's Moonday post, I thought maybe I'd play along this month.  When I glanced out my window Miss Moon said, "Oh yes, please play!"
How could I turn her down?!
Don't forget to check out Peggy's drawing down the moon 
link in her sidebar for more moon fun!

Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2012