Now A’hm reddy fer that ther’ bahr! …………………………………….. This was the culmination of a project I started almost 10 years ago. It kept being delayed and set aside by other things that seemed, at the time, had a higher priority. It’s a hybridized percussion/flintlock. .40 cal. 32 in. barrel on a fiddleback maple stock with brass &… Read More Finally Finished
In the hurried crush Of the everyday rush The cacaphony of life Seems sadly rife (with noise) . With all the demands Of each day’s shifting sands A confusion reigns And the heart knows no peace . Where have we gone so wrong? Have we lost the music of the song And the happy mirth… Read More Contemporary Noise
* When you come through the door And your feet touch the floor Breathe in – feel the romance And let your heart dance . Let the sweet good times roll Let your heart take control Let it go – take a chance and dance. . Let your lonely soul sing And your spirit take wing Will you… Read More Take a Chance…and Dance
(taken on 12/12/12 – what an auspicious date!) * In the colors of the setting sun Nature says the day is done. And with dusk’s slowly fading light Begins the mysteries of the night. * . .
(click on picture to enlarge) It’s been a busy day at the workbench today. If it isn’t obvious, I like working with turquoise and silver! * * .
Softly through the swirling fog A blurry vision comes calling Hazy and filmy it drifts into sight Slowly becomes focused, vivid, and bright Voices and images, ephemeral and fleeting Pass through the mind’s sleepy view As facile and quiet as smoke through a screen They come and they go…, phantom figures in dreams +++++… Read More Dreams
Frost and freeze Can do so much To all the flowers Mums and such All the beauty That they bring Will have to wait Now till after Spring. . . (All of the color has gone to winter shades of grays and browns around the “hovel”)
Da Cookie Recipe (from “Hovel du Paul”) More than just an old-fashioned oatmeal cookie. Ingredients: 1 cup butter (softened or melted)…, 3/4 cup granulated sugar…, 3/4 cup brown sugar…, 2 large eggs…, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (the real stuff) 2 cups flour…, 1 cup quick-cooking oats…, 3/4 tsp salt…, Note: From here it gets… Read More Cloudy Day Project
Last autumn roses nearly were lost But were protected close under the eaves Hidden from the visits of the Princess of Frost But not from last night’s bitter freeze. * ************ * (A sad goodbye to my girls until next spring) . .
Funny how, as time goes by, I feel the need to wander Never ask or question why What might lie o’er yonder * Out the back door, ‘cross the lawn Down through the frosty woods Wakening the drowsy dawn Past sleeping neighborhoods * Answer a whim, chase a dream Across a flowered meadow Along a… Read More Wanderlust