Poetic Thursday: The Artist’s Intent

Once again, I’m participating in Pam’s Poetic Thursday. Visit Pam and her “boys”, Teddy and Angel Sammy at Two Spoiled Cats to see other poems inspired by this beautiful picture:

Here’s my poem:

The Artist’s Intent

Boats and fog and morning gold,
frozen and glistening, winter cold.

Travel by boat will have to wait
til the waters thaw at a later date.

Meanwhile, enjoy the view that’s been sent,
for that, most certainly, is the Artist’s intent.

This poem was fun to write; not nearly as challenging as some in the past.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

Poetic Thursday: The Simplest Blessings

It’s Thursday! Time for a little poetry with Pam and her boys, Teddy and Angel Sammy over at Two Spoiled Cats.

Here’s this week’s photo inspiration:

And here’s my poem:

The Simplest Blessings

At first look, you might say
this certainly must be ‘laundry day’.

Blankets and towels, shirts and pants,
but go back and take a second glance.

It’s hard to imagine an open-air closet;
your clothes exposed to wind, rain and grit.

Dry clothes to wear: a reminder today
of the simplest blessings sent our way.

Thanks, Pam, for challenging us again this week.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

Sundae In Charge

Hello, efurryone.  This is Sundae, and I asked Motor Mommy if I could write today’s post.

I wanted to show you this cute picture of me tucking Motor Man in at bedtime.

Also, Motor Mommy asked me to tell you that her blog posts for the remainder of this month (and year!) will be sporadic.  Their calendar is quickly filling up with appointments, holiday preparations and events.

And of course, they already stay pretty busy taking care of my step-sisfur, Gypsy and me.

But she promises to pop in every once in a while to let you know what’s going on our little corner of the world.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

Oh, Those Sweet Memories

When Marshall was a baby, he was so good about taking naps.  I loved to hear him stirring after he awoke, and go in his room to see this:

At one point, we added this Fisher Price activity center to his crib. Then when he woke up from a nap, I heard the sounds made as he turned and pushed the various buttons and knobs.

Last weekend, while browsing at an antique mall in Williamsburg, I happened upon this for sale at one of the booths:

Oh my, did the memories come flooding back.

And, yes, I stood right there and turned, pushed, pressed, dialed, rang and spun every little gadget on that display.

And smiled the entire time.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

Raymond, Wild Horses, And One Poor Sunfish

Last weekend, Motor Man and I attended the Corolla Wild Horse Fund Open House at their rescue facility.

The organization hosts these events once or twice each year. They’re wonderful opportunities for their fans and supporters to meet the staff and volunteers AND see some of the horses who now call the rescue farm home.

This time the focus was on Raymond, the mule.  You may recall my recent post in which I shared that Raymond was removed from the beach because of concerns for his health.

Raymond presented some challenges to the CWHF staff members once he arrived at the farm. They realized right away that he needed a “Raymond-proof” enclosure, which they set about building immediately.

They are pleased to report that Raymond is now all settled in and adapting well to the domestic life.

During the time we were there, he completely ignored his adoring public and munched happily on a pile of hay.

Wagon rides were offered, so you know Motor Man and I bought a ticket. The horse was a Percheron named Angel.

 

Earlier in the week, I shared this picture of us in that cute wagon.

In the past, I’ve written about Amadeo, the wild Corolla/Carova stallion that was  blinded years ago during a fight with another stallion. One night, bystanders saw him wandering into the ocean. Thankfully, he was able to get footing on a sandbar, and was rescued by heroes from Ocean Rescue.  Amadeo is now living the good life at the farm and is quite the sweet, old gentleman.

After visiting the horses at the farm, we drove on to Carova to see their cousins still living in the wild. I took this with my zoom lens, and was tickled when she looked my way, right on cue.

For sale?  Yes, I’ll take it. (Just kiddin’, Motor Man.)

During a recent coastal storm, some disturbing “debris” washed up on shore. I’d seen a picture, posted by a Facebook friend who lives in Carova, of this dead sunfish. But it was amazing to see the size of it in person.

From Wikipedia, I learned that adult sunfish weigh between about 550 and 2200 pounds.

I was windblown and wearing no lipstick, but in much better shape than this poor fish

No indeed, I was not touching it, but look at the size of its face compared to my hand. (Something about its mouth looks almost human to me…..ick.)

From the beauty of the wild horses (AND Raymond), to the not-so-pretty of a dead fish washed up on the beach, our trip was definitely not boring.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

 

 

Poetic Thursday: It’s A Dog’s Life

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving. May we all be aware of something to be thankful for today.

And, it’s also Poetic Thursday, hosted by Pam, Teddy and Angel Sammy over at Two Spoiled Cats.

  Here’s the inspirational photo they provided for us this week.

And here’s my poem:

It’s A Dog’s Life

When I saw this picture, no poem came to mind.
I couldn’t come up with a single line.

So I asked hubby about it when he got home,
and the two of us came up with a poem:

“You know what they say:
every dog has its day.”

The End.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

Thankful

Squeezed in between Halloween and the full-out Christmas season is  Thanksgiving.

There are several memes right now on Facebook relating to being thankful. Some remind us to pay a kindness forward, others challenge us to post that for which we’re thankful, still others give us a different task to perform daily to help us remember to be grateful.

And they’re all good reminders.

Growing up in church taught me to be thankful with every prayer I pray. I know I fall short of thanking the Lord for all the many blessings He provides for me.

But I do try.

One of the things I’m most thankful for every day is my family.

On this Thanksgiving eve, I thought I’d invite you, my readers, to comment on this post and share one blessing (or more) that you’re thankful for in your life.

~These Days Of Mine~