Sunday, May 31, 2009

...plowed field and lessons...

a grandfather teaches
his grandchild a lesson
by
the way he plows
a
field.
grandpa always
plows
in
a
straight
line.
he does not go around
rocks
but removes them.
grandpa's path
always remains
straight.
there is something beautiful
about a plowed field.
grandpa never taught me
how to plow a field...
but i was in on my share of
"picking stones"
if you ever wondered why you see
that pile of rocks near a field...
this is why...
you remove the obstacles.
i came home friday evening to see that
my dad...
my lesson giver...
had plowed the garden...
and i could not help
but stop
and smile.
.lessons. passed. through. the. generations.
.priceless.
welcome to coffee hour
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.
robin.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

...paths...

there are hundreds of paths
up the mountain,
all leading in the same direction,
so it doesn't matter which path you take.
the only one wasting time is the one
who runs around and around the mountain,
telling everyone his or her path is wrong.
~ hindu teaching~
it is saturday, so you know what
day it is right? It's SSS at
HEY HARRIET -please check her
site out.
where is your path leading today???
just BE.
robin.

Friday, May 29, 2009

...daily soul vitamin...


conformity
is
the
jailer
of
freedom
and the enemy
of growth.
~john f. kennedy

don't let anyone
tell you that you
have to be a certain way.
be unique.
be what you feel.
~melissa etheridge
borrowed from the awe-manac: a daily dose of wonder
~jill badonsky
...as for me...
i will...
just BE.
robin.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

...simple elegance...

this week, a week of vacation from work...
we were working on finishing the RC house...
.renters move in tomorrow.
please keep happy thoughts for us that these people work out!!!!
we've checked...they have no "record"
i must admit that i was very blunt with the man today...
and then i apologized saying "this is not my nature at all...BUT
we will not be taken advantage of again!!!!" he understood.
poppies...poppies...poppies
new paint...new carpet tiles
bedroom looking thru living room to kitchen
getting home...working three days in the house...i'm feeling a tad blue-
the whole house ordeal...having the process of finding people again...
will they be kind to the house as if it were theirs...
then tonight
...after raining for the past three days...the sun came out...and so did the camera!!
and so did my sense of peace...He knows.
you may tire of looking at the flower pictures...but i gotta tell ya...
i'm gonna keep takin' em!!!
...simple elegance...
the colors of spring
.raindrops.
.one.
.still.
.frame.
.at.
.a.
.time.
just BE.
robin.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

...be not weary...

those who dwell
among the beauties
and mysteries
of the earth
are
never
alone
or
weary of life.
~rachel carson
just BE.
robin.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

...interiors...

an
interior
is
the
natural
projection
of
the
soul.
~coco chanel

just BE.
robin.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

...MEMORIAL DAY...




~BILL CAMPBELL
I am a patriot, long ago I came to be
When my country gave the call, I stood for liberty
Love of freedom made me more than just a man
I will always do my part, protect the master plan
So many times I had to die, answering the call
And each time I would fall, I came back again

Threatening our freedom,
the British came our way
Knowing I was called again, I had my part to play
On that dark and gloomy night, I rode to give my cry
Before this fight was over many patriots would die
To warn my fellow countrymen I could show no fear
My name was Paul Revere

I joined up with my brothers in the spring of seventy five
I knew that in this struggle I might not remain alive
The British caught and hung me, they could not let me live
Go ahead and take my life, I have but one to give
For the cause of liberty, I knew I must not fail
My name was Nathan Hale


I told them in Virginia that liberty must stand
The active and the brave must rise to save our land
I know not what course others take, I'll give my very breath
As for me my fellow man, it's Liberty or death
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet,
That we will live in chains
"Patrick Henry was my name


In all the wars that came along,
I knew that I must fight
My name had become legion, standing for the right
Our fight was for our freedom, and many mothers cried
To keep Old Glory flying high, twas for this cause we died
My duty was clear, my Country called
I was a soldier

Our founders were much wiser than we can hope to be
With long and labored effort they gave us Liberty
Protect your constitution, no matter what the cost
By staying ever vigilant, your freedom won't be lost
"You have a republic, if you can keep it"
Benjamin Franklin

I wait here now, standing guard at the Tomb Of The Unknown
I marvel at this country and the way that it has grown
I'll give foreign and domestic enemies their grief
When the call goes out again I'll stand for my belief
The patriot spirit never dies
"I'll be back"

HOME OF THE FREE
BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE
thank you...


just BE.
robin.

...5.24.09...

Scandinavian saying
"Faith
is a bird
in the forest
who
senses
the approaching dawn
and
sings
while
it
is
still
dark."
we have a
delightful
little song bird,
that sings the most
beautiful
song.
it is a happy
song.
it can't help
but calm you
as you get caught up
in the melody.
i don't know
what kind of little
creature he is...
as he sings from the cover
of the tree leaves...
but i'd like to
think
it's
the
work
of God
coming to me
because He knows
i needed it.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to Sunday morning.
just BE.
robin.


Friday, May 22, 2009

...change reality?...


since
we cannot
change
reality,
let
us change the
eyes
which see
reality.
~nikos kazantzakis


two things:
1. it's shadow shot Sunday here
and
2. Happy Birthday to my honey.

just BE.
robin.

...mediocrity...

mediocrity knows
nothing higher
than itself,
but talent
instantly
recognizes
genius.
~sir arthur conan doyle
just BE.
robin.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

...what is your soul wearing...

souls
wouldn't
wear
suits
and
ties,
they'd
wear
blue
jeans
and
sit
cross-legged
with
a
glass
of
red
wine.
~carrie latet

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

...creativity...

we need creativity
in order to break free
from the temporary structures
that have been set up
by a particular sequence
of experiences.
~edward de bono
just BE.
robin

Monday, May 18, 2009

...don't let the moment slip away...

a death
a time of reflection.
family.
friends.
pulling together.
laughter.
many tears.
much laughter.
remembering.
cherishing moments.
photographs of many happy times.
glimpses of those who have gone before.
always.
take.
the.
time.
to.
let.
them.
know.
you.
love.
them.
just BE.
robin.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

...loving it when life is simple...

when my heart is full of happiness simply by looking at a mowed lawn, a turkey and a cat.


this morning,
while drinking coffee on the porch...
i watched this scene unfold...
gandalyn has taken
her place now, actually in the
hole at the bird feeder.
previously she would
watch the birds from the
safety beneath a cart.
the turkeys were out for their
morning breakfast...not knowing
that gandalyn was watching from
the hole.
i am sure that they both would have
stood their ground but
the suspense was too much...
i had mattie remove the kitty.
crisis averted.
************************************
yesterday i was "fretting" not worrying..."fretting" (right sue...)
about the riding mower needing tending to...
the grass was long overdue for it's first cutting of the year...
while i am a girl who likes to tinker with things
and try and figure things out... i was stuck.
i was trying to figure out how to drain the oil,
which has gas in it...out of the mower.
then my knight in shining armor came to save the day...
my dad.
he always has the right tools, and always has the know how...and doesn't have to stumble his way through things...he just knows. i love that about him...i am his biggest fan.
thanks pa. i love you.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to Sunday morning.
just BE
robin.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

...swelling of possibilities...

as one gets older
one sees many more
paths
that
could
be
taken.
artists
sense within their own work
that
kind
of
swelling
of
possibilities,
which may seem
a freedom
or a confusion.
~jasper johns
today is shadow day
please venture over to
HEY HARRIET...if you love
shadows...you'll love these photos.
where does your creativity lie today?
just BE.
robin.

Friday, May 15, 2009

...ellen marie byers wiltzer...

I am nothing special;
of this I am sure.
I am a common person with common thoughts,
and I've led a common life.
There are no monuments
dedicated to me and my
name may soon be forgotten,
but I've loved you
with all my
heart and soul,
and to me,
this
has
always
been
enough.
11 november 1936- 15 may 2009
you will be missed by all who knew you
and loved you.
just BE.
robin.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

...porches and rain...

one
of
the
things
that i love
about
this
house-
is the porch.
i
went out at 11
last night, while it was raining...
i laid down on the bench
and
listened to the
rain.
it was hitting some
over turned buckets...
plink, plink, plink.
it
was
very, very, very
relaxing.
i could
have fallen asleep
right there
on
the
hard bench.
this
morning
i caught
the product of last night's
rain...
on
the
tulips.
just BE.
robin.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

...other's expectations...

you
can't
base
your
life
on
other
people's
expectations.
~stevie wonder
just BE.
robin.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

...passion...

from their little fuzzy heads where they began...
to these tall, reaching for the sun beauties...
nobody cares
if you can't dance well.
just get up and dance.
great dancers are not
great because of their
technique.
they are great
because
of
their
passion.
~martha graham
isn't this true of most
things we do?
whatever it is you do...
do it with passion.
just BE.
robin.