Curious Friday: An Evening At Lowes


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The day started out as a wash
Predicted showers and thunderstorms for the afternoon
Came with the morning light

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By afternoon it was sun and clouds
But a threat still there
With evening a front approaches
With words like severe
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Yet house colors have to be considered
So it is off to the store
I went for the ride

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For there is a clear view of the sky
With fronts moving
Clouds billowing

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With a setting sun
And colors in the sky

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Curious Friday: Revealing the My True Self to Me


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It has been said “in life as social creatures
What we reveal to others of ourselves
Is the view of what we ourselves’
Wish Ourselves to be”
Noble, honest, caring and intelligent
Not to be better than others
But at least as good

Yet throw in a Natural Resource Stewards’ Christmas party
With a Tacky Xmas Present Swap
A dancing chicken who has made an appearance two years in a row
And the core myself crumbles at its foundation
For I want the chicken, wanted last year too.
What does that say about me?
Who am I deep down within my essence?
If I had seen it in the store, I would never think to buy it.
So why want it? Was it the Egg Nog?
And what about the others that were there,
What do they think of me now?

So now the dancing chicken is mine, at least for a year
Until it is re-gifted, brought back to where it came from
Thinking of ways to repair the damage of one self’s image
Maybe write a book “A year in the Life of a Dancing Chicken and Me”
Something meaningful, something redeeming
Something that puts me and the dancing chicken in a better light

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Dancing chicken and friends

Curious Friday: Getting the Winter Wheels On


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It is pushing me from behind
As I face to the south
Looking for any warmth
Old Sol may provide
It is crunching beneath my feet
As the frost penetrates the soil
It is not far away
As others are buried
In a Christmas card scene
It is rushing to finish a season
That could end any day
It is coming
We will each deal with it
In our own way
Some embrace it
Some just hibernate or flee to warmer places
Many just try to go about their daily life’s
Waiting for winter
For it is one of four seasons
In the northern climes

Curious Friday: UnSeen, UnRead


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As you wander around Word Press looking at others’ blogs, you will see on many ‘Top Posts’ in the side bar
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a category for our ‘Unseen and Unread’ posts that might highlight some of our earlier works, when we were out here- Un-noticed and Un-followed. Just curious

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Curious Friday: A Matter of Design


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Look around
Life made of small patterns
Small designs
Woven into the fabric
Of a world we see everyday
Easy to miss
One has to look close
Take the time
Yet when you see it
All the small patterns
All the small designs
The whole looks different
And maybe a better place

The picture above is of a fungus called Splash Cups or Bird Nest fungus – Crucibulum laevehe The fungus lives on decaying wood and the bird’s nest is the reproductive part. The little eggs inside are called peridoles that look like seeds but contain spores inside. The peridoles open and little drops of water splash into the cup spread the spores to surrounding areas.
They are usually only about a 1/4 inch in size.

Curious Friday: Rings and Wrinkles


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Two cells combine to make it a whole
It is just the beginning
If conditions are right
As a life unfolds
Traveling thru moments
Seconds, days and years
To live life with all the joy and the woe
It’s the rings around rings
That help it stand tall
It the wrinkles surrounding the eyes
That reflect all that was given

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It fades into the background
Makes room for the new
It the memory of rings and wrinkles
That a life was lived and shared

Curious Friday: Kicking Leaves


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It starts with a spot of color here
A dash of color there
That builds up
To all the true colors of leaves
That give a display
As plants prepare for winter

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Winds howl, leaves fly
Piles and mounds of leaves gather
Why is hard to resist
A walk thru
Kicking leaves for the sound and a simple joy

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Truth be told, out of respect for my neighbors I do mow and shred my leaves, to make a mulch like a forest duff

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