Archive for February 2013

It’s a Tree !!!   8 comments


Found this in a news story and just couldn’t believe that someone hadn’t raided all of Home Depot’s color paint and dumped it on a tree trunk. 


 These wild trees might look like a conceptual art installation, but those vibrant hues are all nature made. The only eucalyptus variety native to the northern hemisphere, these trees are cultivated around the world as crowd-pleasing arboretum bait as well as for wood pulp used in paper making. The color of the bark is actually an indication of age. The youngest bark is bright green and matures through a color wheel of purples, oranges, and maroons. And while they look whimsical, they’re serious trees. The rainbow eucalyptus can grow to be 240 feet tall and nearly 8 feet in diameter.





Posted February 28, 2013 by PapaBear in Humor, Prose

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A Haunting Melody   12 comments

(Just another song, crying for some music)



Just an old familiar song I hear
Keeps wanderin’ back to me
Brings me back to times so dear
When you were here with me
It’s just a melody
That brings back memories
A soft and tender tune
Beneath the stars and moon
Along a lonely avenue
With nothing there to see
The notes ring out so clear and true
This haunting melody

It’s just a melody

That brings back memories

A soft and tender tune
Beneath the stars and moon


Don’t think that I’ll get over you
It’s plain for me to see
I’m still held by a love that’s true
A haunting melody.
It’s just a melody
That brings back memories
A soft and tender tune
Beneath the stars and moon
You come into my arms again
Your bright eyes look at me
Seems you heard that same refrain
That haunting melody.






Posted February 24, 2013 by PapaBear in Uncategorized

Night Deer   5 comments

Night Deer

It’s 12:48 a.m.  These were my night visitors about

5 minutes ago

Posted February 24, 2013 by PapaBear in Uncategorized

Saturday Nite   Leave a comment



Jus’ too much goin’ on ’round heah an’ ahm jus” all

tuckered out.  G’nite everybody.  Pleasant dreams.


Posted February 23, 2013 by PapaBear in Uncategorized

Music   6 comments

Just a bit of fluff for all the romantic souls out there.


When I see the warmth in your eyes

And the joy in your smile

My heart hears the music of your love





Posted February 21, 2013 by PapaBear in Poetry, Prose

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Danse de Vie   11 comments



The calm and quiet shore was kissed

By sleepy, shrouding, evening mist

And as I walked there near the sea

A gentle voice did call to me…


“Come, join me in the dance”.


I wandered from the quiet shore

Through emerald mist on  forest floor

And, as gentle rain began to fall,

Once again I heard her call…


“Come, join me in the dance”.


I came upon a rocky nave

And there inside this hidden cave

A thousand candles and sparkling eyes

As blue as summer’s cloudless skies.


I saw a maiden standing there

With sapphire eyes and skin so fair.

Such beauty took my breath away,

And once again I heard her dare…


“Come, join me in the dance”.


Outside beneath starlit skies

We danced before the sparkling eyes

Danced beneath the full moon bright

Throughout the seeming endless night…


My heart had joined her dance.


All the Summer I would spend

Believing it would never end

The wondrous joy of love we’d share

‘Neath summer’s sun in the salty air…



The waltz of love we danced.


With the Autumn breezes came

The promise of another name

A child that my queen would bear

A princess whom our love would share…


Cold and wind and frost arrived

On Winter’s stormy, troubled tide

The music stopped.  It would not play

Princess and Queen had gone away…


Death had joined our dance.


From worlds beyond their spirits call

From memories and ghostly halls

“Live for us and do not cry

For if you live, we will not die…”


Forever we will dance.




Most Influential Blog Award   10 comments


Most Influential Blog Award of 2013


I was nominated for  the

“Most Influential Blog Award of 2013″

by Meiro  –


Mei, There are many other blogs out there more enlightening and deserving than mine

so it is with a great deal of humility that I accept this honor.

For those who haven’t experienced it, please visit Mei’s blog.  It is a pleasure and a treat


There are no real rules to follow except within six months you must pass the honor on to the blogs that have influenced you the most and are deserving to receive the award which will label them as being one of the Most Influential Blogs of 2013.  

To share the honor, I nominate, in no particular order,  my friends  listed below


Thanks to all of my friends and followers, with a special thanks to Mei for this wonderful honor.






Posted February 17, 2013 by PapaBear in Uncategorized