Sit A Wee and Listen To Wood Sounds

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Wandering Path Goes By My Door

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Life Is Just Awakening

My birthday present from Middle Daughter
Finally Spring!
My favourite time of year.
Buds of promise,
long shadows,
rainbows in our hair
scents of beauty
everywhere
something new
to find
each day, 
treasures for my birthday.

┬ęSharron R. McMillan
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The Old Button Suitcase

This old suitcase has become the repository
for my mother's tall cookie tin full of buttons,
my sister's mother-in-law's German cookie tin full of buttons,
my daughter's glass jars of button collections
and now for my square candy tins of precious treasured bits. 

I can spend hours rummaging through these treasures,
more precious than gold or diamonds, 
buttons valued and kept for generations,
like totems that speak our truths.

Metal air force buttons,
sturdy white removable uniform buttons,
flashing rhinestone buttons
and simple, floral shapes that adorned 
something that was valued. 

They speak to me,
these simple, practical necessities 
of long ago lives,
and bring visions of new baby clothes,
lovingly knit sweaters,
ordinary everyday work clothes
and delicate wedding finery. 

Holding together everyday living
and reminding us 
that it is the simple,
useful things of life
that hold our stories
so eloquently. 

┬ęSharron R. McMillan
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Life Is Bursting Out All Over

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Woodpecker Art on Tree Bark

Sapsucker drillings on Hemlock tree.
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Huckleberry Buds Bursting

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Fennel Shoots Making Their First Appearance

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Future Maple Grove

Little Maple Trees everywhere
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Shades of Green

Salal, huckleberry, bamboo and cedar all dressed in green
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Happy First Day of Spring

The calendar says Spring has arrived but someone forgot to tell the weather, it’s still pretty cold out but flowers and bushes are competing to see who will be the second to bloom after the early primroses.

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Daffodils Just Starting to Swell

I picked one today to put in the cabin for our guest. I don’t know if it will open up for the weekend or not but I had to try. Nothing says Spring like daffodil flowers.
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Wandering Crocus

I don't know how it got in the middle of the lawn on the path to the car but this little crocus is rooted there, expecting to stay.  I put a stick beside it so it won't get stepped on.  Home is where we put down our roots. . . 
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Primrose Greeting

Happy faces gleaming up at me as I did my afternoon walk about.  Spring is here as far as they are concerned.
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Goat Barn Completed

Such a cute little barn for the goats. Beatrice and Betty are checking it out.
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