Simply Creative

Window treatment by Eldest Daughter

The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative,
it isn’t simple.
~Doris Janzen Longacre

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Seeing

You can see what you choose. But what you see makes you.
~unknown

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Happy Thanksgiving

Zen doodle pumpkin by Middle Daughter.

 

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Thank You

To whom do I owe this compliment,
this bouquet of flowers so rare,
to whom do I pay a tribute
and with whom can I share.

Who gave the grass beneath my feet,
from where does the sun brightly shine,
this body, these thoughts, this heart within
who or what made it all mine.

I thank you, I thank you,
whatever your name may be,
for the sun, the grass and the flowers,
I thank you for making me.

©1968 Sharron R. McMillan

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An Ode and Thanks To Farmers

Farmers know where food comes from,
not from shelves in grocery stores,
nor from behind warehouse doors,
not from bottles, cans or bags,
with fancy coloured sale-price tags.

Farmers know what real food is
not plastic coated, perfect stuff,
tasteless, sugar-coated fluff,
not dyed, suffused with medicine
forever lasting in a bin.

Farmers grow what feeds the soul,
fruit and veggies full of health
grown to nourish not for wealth
back-breaking work-outs every day
with little thanks and little pay

So hats off to the farmers,
may many join their ranks
and all of us give thanks
that in our midst someone still knows
where good health grows.

©2015 Sharron R. McMillan First printed on Farmer’s Appreciation Week
Hello BC website.

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Sun On Grass

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.

~Eleanora Duse

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Someone Got The Walnuts

This is where procrastination gets you when you live in the woods – no walnuts left for us!  A mama bear and her two cubs were having a feast.  Should have picked them yesterday!

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Pond

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Hologram Life

Projecting what we want to see
on backgrounds of our choosing,
we know it’s not reality
but we’re so afraid of losing
we’d rather gaze upon a life
we think that we’ve created
than face what is
because what is
is highly over rated.

But then a power surge negates
all we’ve been gazing on,
that dream, that life, that universe
is simply gone,
it’s gone.

So here we are, left all alone
looking for purpose or sense,
trying to live our hologram life
without the power of recompense.

©2017 Sharron R. McMillan

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Pond Plants 3

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A Couple of Fun guys

Happy October!

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