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Happy August

It is finally feeling like summer days, sun, heat, lazy haze in hammocks reading books, canning food, cutting roses, drying herbs for gourmet cooks. It is finally feeling like summer. ©2020 Sharron R. McMillan

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Evidence

Ah ha. Out in the woods, on a mossy bench, empty walnut shells, from our tree. We wondered where all our walnuts ended up, main suspect, squirrels. Evidence. Substantial. We’ll have our eyes on those squirrels this Fall. (Guess who’s … Continue reading

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Patterns of Life

I want to reflect Beauty Wonder Nature God so clearly that my imperfections only become part of the pattern. ©2010 Sharron R. McMillan

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Love Where You Live

If you live in the city don’t whine about crime, if you live near a factory there’s going to be grime. If you live by a freeway get used to the noise, If you live with children then step over … Continue reading

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Look To This Day

Look to this day for it is life; the very life of life. In its brief course lie all the realities and truths of existence – the joy of growth, the splendour of action, the glory of power. For yesterday … Continue reading

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Poet Pen

I fain would write a timely poem Of politics and polls Of oil spills and postal strikes Of taxes, wars and goals. But lo, ‘twas not my diascope This timely news to share, For ‘tis delivered daily At my step … Continue reading

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Dancing With Clouds

When we look up, it widens our horizons. we see what a little speck we are in the universe, so insignificant, and we all take ourselves so seriously, but in the sky, there are no boundaries. No differences of caste … Continue reading

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Hope

Hope is the thing with feathers, That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all. ~Emily Dickinson

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Entwined

We have grown together like two different species of plants entwined but not dependent, at least I like to think so. ©Excerpt from “Entwined” Sharron R. McMillan

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Dawn Chorus Off Key

Dawn chorus welcomes a brand new day, ‘Good morning, Good morning,” the birds seem to say, And then some human gets on the line, with grating complaint and pitiful whine. I’ve not heard a bird sound quite as bitter as … Continue reading

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Can’t Sit Still In The Woods

Hummingbirds hover over spider webs, borrowing nest material from over-active spinners; mother robin trolls the lawn for worms and bugs for her babies; helpless raven young scream for food as tired parents deliver incessantly; bumblebees hum their nectar songs over … Continue reading

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Fragmented

Fragmented. That’s a good word. That’s how I feel. Fragmented. All the parts of me won’t fit together to make a whole me. In fact all the parts of me seem to be fighting each other. My mind is going … Continue reading

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In Pain Again

You make me aware of you even when I’m not interested in knowing you are there. Like a naughty child, or a needy dog you insist on being noticed, making it impossible not to pay attention to you. You are … Continue reading

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Not Here

I do like quietness and beauty but this cemetery with Highway One and Lower Road whizzing past is not very quiet. I’d rather be sprinkled under a fruit tree on our own land then try to rest here. Hopefully what … Continue reading

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Mistakes

Mistakes. . . I think I have made them all and yet what should have ended in disaster has given me a life more precious than any I could have planned or dreamed. Leaving, grieving, wishing, wanting, life came calling … Continue reading

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