Tag Archives: Observation

Some iPhone 6 Flowers Revisited in Drought

This current heat wave continues to bake California.  Loose clothing is the order of the day.  Unfortunately, since Moishe the puppy is always along on walks, I don’t have pockets to carry my iPhone nor a free hand to safely … Continue reading

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The Long Drought

The Park Spring 2014 The Long Drought California bakes to brown a long rainless season. My drought rattles unused letters, words. Boxed up they wait. Life continues to rain.  Maybe that’s the trouble. A word drought from a life in … Continue reading

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Photographic Poem to Sunset

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So begins the ending of the first day of the year. The sun continues its long slide into the sea. At the point, we wait for dark. The setting sun spreads its fiery fantasy on the end of day. A … Continue reading

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Lessons from an Old Dog

We’re both aging, my dog and I. Differently, I do battle with each pain of encroaching arthritis. Stretch, lift as worry burbles up and pours its deceit over everything. Worry, if I stop moving I’ll never move again. Fight up … Continue reading

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Another Kind of Valentine

Tracing Pain She arrives late frail and with pain dimming her usually vivacious face. With thin white and shaking fingers, she traces the map of her pain.  Pain makes roads up and down her arm.  She knows each one, knows … Continue reading

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Bedtime on the Farm

two brothers- one with a normal reluctance for bedtime- one who drags feet slowly over the bare wooden floors   after the usual bedtime flap of changing, washing, brushing beds wait both are cold with warm heavy covers the younger … Continue reading

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Explorers

Explorers We explore marriage. Trace the outline of couple. Can we map it? Define it’s parameters? List it’s concepts?   As beginners, we had three rules, three necessities. Number one, breathing. Number two, comfort. Number three, we can’t remember. Perhaps … Continue reading

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September-A Birthday Month

This month holds my birthday a new grand-daughter’s, a sister-in-law, a daughter-in-law’s mother, my step-mother and my ancient black dog.  I am expected to provide poems and art. This summer brought an unusual gift a ‘grand-daughter’ almost 17 who is … Continue reading

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Exploring History

Fort Atkinson, Fort Calhoun, NE Prairie grass still thrives here. Mown, its rolls dot the long expanse of green that leads the visitor to the fort.   Long plank walks and ax hewn walls travel away from the eye until … Continue reading

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Tree Wisdom

© Janice DeRuiter Trees speak an ancient wisdom deep into the earth. At sunset golden thoughts travel into the watching mind. Listen to their words: Plant deep roots. Give into the wind. listen & feel all that sing around you. celebrate … Continue reading

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