Rhyme Time and Other Words

in GEMS2 months ago


I enjoy the Arboretum immensely, with all of the beautiful specimens carefully staged to their full advantage. But I love going to the National Gallery where the loveliness of it all is permanently framed, making it possible to see it, year in and year out. The kids used to go through the paintings - leaving me behind as I lingered on each one, taking in the strokes, taking in the movements, taking in the beauty. I loved the use of shadows and light. I can only admire and move on to the next exhibit. One day I realized that in so many ways, art truly is an imitator of real life, isn't it?


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Cover me with a blanket of your memory
Where your name is engraved on my soul
Whisper softly into the day
Caressed by morning light

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In a thousand valleys, far and wide
Where the sun comes out and greets the sky
Her branches reach out to meet the day
Flowers are scented without even a try
Words cannot even begin to describe
The love that I have, for her
My Mother Earth.


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Embrace the passion of petals blooming


Today I planted a few pots that are going on the front porch letting the colors call out to those that walk by. I held out buying some of the more delicate ones, but, hopefully, by next week, I will be able to do that. If I have done it right, it will develop into a nurturing relationship with my new plants.


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He brushed his lips upon her cheek
Slight of touch
Overcome, she blushed
Blossoming for him
Like a flower


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How can I trust my heart to be true?

The term soul mate may not be what you think, especially if you believe you are a perfect fit for that person. Isn't that everyone's dream? But a true-blue friend reflects back to you like a mirror, showing you everything that holds you back in life. Someone who shows you how to make your life a better place for you.


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Last day to post my shamrocks, they will be back next season. The luck of the Irish, take it with you. Electi and true, from me to you... And just like that, this post is over. Come back tomorrow and we'll do it again. Easter Style.


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All I have are my words, armed in my mind, written in pen, stand by stand. Oh, yes. Still by hand. It has a different feel. Altered not by keys, backspace, and delete, I write, erase, tear it to pieces and start all over again. And again.

It’s my way. I walk out to the deep end of the page and dive right in.

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The Naming of Cats

The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn’t just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.

TS Elliot


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You always have the best blooms and the best lines! Sadly we wont have any such fun here for a month or so more... Of course by that time, no one wants to see the Old Mans photos. ah well, no one said life was easy, or fair!

We all love the Old Man's flower photos! Ours will be long gone and we can enjoy the beauty of spring, all over again.

Thanks so much for your words, and I will be on the lookout for your spring flowers soon!

Such lovely amazing flowers! I’m so thrilled that spring is here. We won’t see flowers for another month here, but it’s right around the corner!

Thank you, Jayna! @jayna This truly is a wonderful time of year that I try to enjoy to the full extent!

One day it was winter and the next thing I knew, it was blooming! I hope you are having a fabulous week!

Girl, I feel like I just took a warm bath in a secluded ocean with harps playing and birds singing. You're soul is so beautiful 😍. Thank you for the goodness of this post. 💖

Oh, Janelle @wandrnrose7 - You just made my day. Thank you!💖

And your sweet words and pictures mine. ❤🤗❤❤🙏

Great photos as always....but

That happy yellow flower in the sea of purple pansies makes me smile !

Hope you have a good day.

He absolutely makes me happy! I got him yesterday from my neighbor and he makes a nice addition to the pot that I was planting. There are tons more buds so I expect a good movie streaming with color soon. I was expecting rain and cold all day today but the sun is shining and the birds are emptying out the bird feeder as we speak.

Good morning!!

Your flowers are so beautiful, great collection!

Thank you very much! Most of them AR perennials and come back year after year, but there's a couple that I buy from the nursery or put in by seed to have a little extra color. Many more to come! Stay tuned!

They are lovely, congrats on your collection😊

Thank you!

You're welcome!

Spectacular colors your house wouldn't need lights on the outside the garden would lighting up the front of your house saving power 😄

The wattage on the color is pretty high voltage! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your words!!

Haha ... i would believe so have a great weekend @dswigle 😊

You too! @kohsamui99

 2 months ago 
I've only visited an art gallery once in my life, to see a special exhibit of Dale Chihuly's glass artwork. It was wonderful! My job required so many hours every week that I was never able to visit again, and no other city where I've lived had a gallery. So, you are lucky to have one nearby! 🙂

Our house loves Dale Chihuly's glass artwork.!!!

I am truly blessed. Washington, DC has so many that I cannot count them, but you can see them here and then they have the underground ones that are really interesting! See here

Anyone who lives here and doesn't take advantage of these is crazy. Or really doesn't like art! :))

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One day I realized that in so many ways, art truly is an imitator of real life, isn't it?

Art is life, and nature is the best artist.

She absolutely is! Mother nature does it best.

really beautiful flowers and pleasing to the eye I really like it, I also read all the words that you wrote my friend, of course this is very extraordinary, I really like reading it almost like a poem, thank you for sharing, always be successful for you.

Thank you so much and in fact a couple of them are really poems! Thank you so much for stopping by!

You're welcome @dswigle

You are right, art is one kind of copy of our lifestyle. Awesome pretty of flowers photography.

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