Cul-de-sac

A circle of homes
with driveways like spokes
leading up to them.
Strangers chose homes here,
hoping to become neighbours, friends.
Many nationalities, languages, religions
encircled with hopes, dreams
and similar incomes.
Some starting out,
some newly retired
all dreaming
of happiness
and
community
in the
cul-de-sac
­čĆá

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Red Gladiola

I took a red gladiola to my 101 year old mom today.
She said it looked like red velvet.
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Comfortable People

White Lily in our Rose Garden

Comfortable people
greet you enthusiastically,
look you straight in the eyes,
shake your hand firmly,
express positive reactions about what they see,
the cabin, the yard, how they found us,
share little stories about themselves,
laugh easily,
aren’t rigid in their talk but know what they want
and express it easily without force or apology,
wave as they walk by the window,
want to share what they did, ate or experienced in their day,
don’t hang around but visit in little snatches,
seem comfortable with each other
and themselves.

Comfortable people.
I hope we are comfortable people too.

┬ęSharron R. McMillan

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Gifts

The most valuable gift I can think of
is the gold of a sunset we share
or the sound of a stream
singing love songs,
and soft breezes touching our hair,
or a walk through the darkness together
not speaking but feeling you there.

A gentle touch, a smile,
a friendship that others find rare
these are the gifts that I cherish
treasures the two of us share.

┬ęSharron R. McMillan
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Mother Nature’s Art

Maple Leaf on Path
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Fairy Neighbours

Another fairy has moved into the old stump under a big old Maple Tree. Welcome to our woods.
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Hydrangea

Middle Daughters Flower boxes. So pretty!
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Mandala on Shed

My crocheted hula hoop mandala on Middle Daughter’s Shed.
I traded it with her if she’ll wash the cabin windows for me. Fair dink-um methinks.
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Honeysuckle Flower Peeking through Grape Leaves

Friends growing together
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Finding Fairy Abodes in our Forest

Fairy on her swing minding her vegetable gardens and corral.
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Sunset Over Davis Bay August 5, 2022

A path of gold
leads out to sea,
its shimmering beauty
beckons me.

On shore I stand
and watch the glow,
caught in the spell
of the ebb and flow.

┬ęSharron R. McMillan

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Nasturtium Flower

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Hosta Blooming

Hosta blooming in middle daughter’s deck boxes
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Clicking Pictures

Nicotiana Flowers

Record the moments
and the feelings
of those pictures
as you click.

Relive creative,
awesome moments
that’s the photo takers trick.

┬ęSharron R. McMillan

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New Neighbour in the old Maple Tree

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