100 Day Project 2021

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Mushrooms Come

From moss and loam
the mushrooms come.

From bark on trees, 
from crumbling logs,

from musty leaves,
the mushrooms come.

From vast pale networks
they shoulder up
without a sound;

they spread their damp
umbrella tops
and loose their spores
with silent pops.

Unbuttoning the forest floor,
the mushrooms come,
the mushrooms come.

Like noses pink
in midnight air

like giants' ears,
like elfin hair,

 like ancient cities
built on cliffs,
the mushrooms come,
the mushrooms come.
                            ~ Joyce Sidman

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I wandered through the children's section of the library recently and discovered a wonderful poetry book, Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night written by Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Rick Allen. Together they've created a gorgeous book of poems and illustrations about nature. The poems are easy to understand and the illustrations are fascinating. Not only are her poems wonderful, but along with each poem she has nature facts that relate to the poem. I think any child would love this look about nature. I I know I do! It will be joining my library very soon.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Break Is Over

Hello there!!
What was supposed to be an August beak
turned into a little more than that.
No real reason, just what happened.
I'll catch you up on the last seven weeks.
It won't take very long,
it was a slow time as I spent most of it indoors!!
Here's what I did when I occasionally ventured outside . . . 

watched reflections as I chatted with my sister . . .

spent some wonderful "water" time with family . . .

searched for the last summer flowers . . .

enjoyed the car show at Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Arkansas
(our car is the red one, 1943 Ford five-window coupe)

kept a close eye on our buckeye tree trying to beat the squirrels to the buckeyes . . .

visited a different library and discovered a nature trail . . .

anxiously looked for signs of fall and cooler weather . . .

and started dreading the raking of the leaves!
I couldn't pass up the sad face on this particular leave.
Maybe it didn't really want to float to the ground!

That's about it in a nutshell!
I did do a few other things, but I'll save those for another day.
So glad to be back!
So glad you stopped by!!