Monday, August 24, 2009

Outdoors3


A few years ago I stood looking at the ruins on our lower property. The land had been left to grow into a wild tumble of weeds that partially covered an old foundation, the only remains of a house that had burned years before.

Every year I told myself, "You have to do something with that mess." And every year passed while I cared for family and went to work and did everything except tackle the weed-choked land.

You can probably see from this old photo why I didn't plunge in. This was not a small project, and what you're seeing is only one corner, the corner where I finally put my small pond.

So take a trip back to that same corner a few years later. It's much nicer now.


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After my trip down to the pond this morning I thought, "Poetry! Why not?" So here's my water lily inspired poem for Monday. Want to try your hand at a bit of poetry to start your writer, reader week?


Open faced and sun-kissed
Buoyed by water's hand
Quiet beauty waits.

5 comments:

  1. Terrific post and poem.

    Best wishes,
    Donna

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  2. That was so lovely and peaceful I watched (and listened) twice. I'm loving your videos!

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  3. Lovely poem, and the sound of the water in the video is so relaxing!

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  4. Oooooo, love the peaceful, water-trickling video! You turned your yard into an oasis.

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  5. great poem, very serene. Here's mine about the man in the moon.

    Staring down at us
    Reflected in the water
    Does he see himself?

    your videos are cool,

    Sarah

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