I Baked Bread

High Protein Challah bread and cinnamon buns

Best thing to do when you’re losing control,
get out some flour and one big bowl,
let go your thoughts of worry and woe,
knead it and knead it until you know
all will be well, it will rise just right
serve fresh bread and hope with your family tonight.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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Spring Colours

wild flowering currant

I love the deep pink of the wild flowering currant, a true harbinger of spring.

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Hyacinth

Hyacinth just opening today

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He Planted Peas

News is bleak from this disease
more warnings, more decrees,
what can one do?
He planted peas.

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What If

Blue and white periwinkle

What if the liar
said what was true,
what if the thief
gave something to you.
What if a cheater
gave up on that game,
what if the blamer
took some of the blame.

What if a pretender
began to be real,
and those who are frozen
started to feel.

What if the dreamers dreams
all came true,
and what if my future
depended on you.

©2020 Sharron R. McMillan

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Think On These Things

Golden Plum blossoms

Whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.
~Philippians

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Tracks

Looking back, we see where we’ve come from.
We can not change any of it,
but we can learn a lot by seeing our tracks;
what we bypassed,
where we hid,
where we detoured
to get us here.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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It’s Alright To Float

Until you know you will not drown,
you must not try to save anyone else.
Stay away from those who are also thrashing about
trying to survive,
lest in their panic
you both are sucked below.

You are tired.
It is alright to float, to relax
to look around and see
nothing else has changed
while you struggle for your life,

All the stars are still in the sky.
Birds still sing
flowers still bloom.

Just float for now
even if you do not want to stay here forever,
though you feel you have so much reason
to get to the shore,
to go for help, to save others.

The fog will lift, the morning will awaken
you will see you are much nearer the shore
than you thought.
Just float.

©1991 Sharron R. McMillan

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April Fools

Crocheted Octopus

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It Is Definitely Spring

First Slugs

You know it’s been a long winter when you get excited about seeing the first slugs of the year.

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My Birthday Bouquet

My birthday bouquet

Pussy willows, huckleberry and a daffodil.  Lovely.

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Each and Every Day Is A Gift

Licorice Fern on Maple

Unwrap it, admire it, enjoy it.
And be thankful at the end of it.

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Take Time To Stand and Stare

Dark eyed Junco

If you stand perfectly still and stare long enough at the litter of maple leaves on the ground,  you’ll be surprised to see them moving and then a bird comes into focus and then another and another.  Masters of camouflage, dark-eyed Junco are the gift of stillness.

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Life is Bursting out All Over

Golden plum blossoms about to burst.

Walk around your neighbourhood, find a path or a trail and take a walk through nature,
life is all around us in spite of dire news.  Take all the necessary precautions but embrace life, hope for solutions, believe in miracles – life goes on.

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Plant Something

Believe in tomorrow
Hope for the future
Go outside and make  a corner of your world beautiful.

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