Saturday, November 26, 2011

Good Morning Star-shine!

A rise
We drove further out in
 the desert to watch the sun rise....
no roof tops could be seen.
No dogs barking
No engines rumbling,
wind shimmering...
birds tweeting
in the
true sense.
Quail make entertaining listening as:
 (we've heard it said )
"They discuss arrangements for the day."

i love Quail.
My Hero


We hiked up a well traveled trail that led to some awesome views
Near and far.
 A bush ray!

i enjoyed feeling like a mountain goat for the first time in years.
Too many.
(Perhaps a Big-horn sheep;)

And we have the
 of the prophets made more certain,
and you will do well
 to pay attention
to it,
as to a light
shining in a dark place,
until the day dawns and
the Morning star
rises in your

2nd Peter 1: 19

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A few of my favorite things

The wonderful local library had an outdoor book sale today to bring in funds and Share the joy of books. i was Sooo excited to be able to go and peruse the pages and pick up some interesting reads. i am a 'Bookworm' at heart. Some people brought little carts with them in order to fill their own personal libraries. There were old hardcover classics, new paperbacks, encyclopedia editions and huge arthouse volumes. i had to tear myself away with This nice stack bursting out of the baggy i was given to make it easier to hoard more than i intended. There was really only one book i was hoping to find. Find it i did. YAY!
Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy
by Sarah Ban Breathnach

The others somehow caught my interest and at .25 cents a piece ... how could i resist?
As i recover here in this blue sky desert oasis, i am craving not just knowledge again but Wisdom. 
Hubby and i seek Wisdom in The Word every morning.. Starting the day out right. We started in Genesis at the beginning of the year and are now in the Book of Mark.
i suppose the Internet may qualify for knowledge of a sort... i am a fiend at searching out resources and odd bits of this and that.
Yet i have been in need of 'Restocking' the old Memory banks with good old fashioned Book reading.
i am So very fond of old hardbound works. They are artistry in hand...from the ink embossed paper to the careful stitches holding them together. For some reason it just gives the Authors words a bit more heft in my mind.
But... i picked up a paperback of essays by George Orwell
My country Right or Left
and a Pictorial edition of
Yosemite National Park: Natures Masterpiece in Stone.
Pat O'Hara: Photographer, text by David Robertson.

It was fun to find a Hardcover of a book my brother Johnny gave me...
 ... Oh ... some 40 years ago.
Kinship with all life by J. Allen Boone
He's going to think i'm Nutz because i haven't sent him anything but  e-mails in years.
Merry Christmas Johnny!
...just in case you don't have your own.
Thank You, for One of my favorite things...
 i still have after all these years.

Also packed home
a 1947 book of Essays: The Portable James Joyce
and lastly but certainly not the least; in size anyway
The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.
1941 2nd edition.
i Beelieve i have enough reading material for ...
...the rest of this year.

Oh, the depth of the riches
of the wisdom and
knowledge of God!
How unsearchable his
and his paths beyond tracing out!
Psalms 11:33

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Looks innocent doesn't he?

 All squished up in order to fit onto the tiny ledge
next to me as i attempt to put words together
on this contraption he would describe as a DIS-traction!
Thank God He is mostly innocent... No malice aforethought.. truly.
he's not the problem...
and YES...
there IS
It's these computer
Those crazy things that occur in compu-land when we are
NO-Where Near our keyboards.

SOMEwhere in the past
told me that these instruments ...
 these tools of sociability and commerce are
That they only record or function at the behest of the operator.
How IS IT then
When i turn my back ...
turn the 'Velocitraptor'
that important functions i have set up just the way



 ! <
i'm so greatful for this Sweet little furry friend
who rests so lovingly beside me
purring softly in answere to my
disgruntled mutterings
 muddling through the process of figuring out
 what & how
things have been scrambled like cold day old  eggs
 waiting to be scraped off a plate.

CocoMo: Life Coach

A man of many companions may

come to ruin,
but there is a
who sticks closer than a brother

Proverbs 18:24