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÷÷÷ HINTERLANDS÷÷÷   2 comments

A few pics taken during the visit of the polar vortex to the Great Lakes. Temps here were daytime highs of as low as  -5 and nightime lows in the -20s…. invigorating, eh? Well, we survived, and in style…, long underwear, fleece lined  pants and other chic attire.

That’s about all for tonight, folks!

G’NITE !

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Posted February 28, 2019 by PapaBear in Experiences, Personal, Photo

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÷÷÷ Winter Sprites ÷÷÷   2 comments

Not a picture  in black  and  white

The  Snow Queen did  this  just  for  spite

Knowing I’d spurn her as I have before

She  left all this outside  my door.

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And  to show all that  her  heart  was  pure

Frost  Princess  dropped the  temperature

From 10 degrees  to  a minus  5

Keeping  me indoors  to stay  alive

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GOODNIGHT NIGHT EVERYONE !

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Posted January 24, 2019 by PapaBear in Experiences, Humor, Personal, Photo, Poetry

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** SUNSET AT MI CASITA   1 comment

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Sunset last evening  wasn’t bold, or even extremely colorful but it was peaceful.  The soft hues of blue and pink reflected beautifully on the mirror calm surface of the lake.

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GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY!

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Posted January 14, 2019 by PapaBear in Experiences, Photo, Prose

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56 Years Ago Tonight   1 comment

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Some of you may recognize this.  It’s an annual tradition of mine.  It’s to honor the memory of a time precious to me, and a brief part of my life shared with a beautiful young woman who chose to share her love with me.

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At the beginning of December
Conversations turned to snow
It was always in her questions
Wherever we would go
I promised I would take her
So that finally she would know
But angels came to take her home
And she never saw the snow.
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As the chill of winter settles on the land and brings gray clouds the horizon, memories of another December come to mind and I feel a presence, and I hear a soft whisper, “Don’t be so sad, dearest.  I’ve been with you all this time, every day of every year…, and, yes darlin’, even in the snow”.  A quick caress and she is gone again. Christmas…., a time we were, sadly, never to be able to share with each other.
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In memory of Gayle Marie
December 10, 1962 Heaven gained another angel…, and another star shone brightly in the night sky…., 56 years ago tonight…..

Tonight my heart mourns her absence.  Tomorrow  I will celebrate  the  happiness  and  the  love  that we shared .

Good Night Everybody

Blessings to all of you !

Posted December 10, 2018 by PapaBear in A Little Romance, Experiences, Family, holiday, Memories, Personal, Photo, Poetry, Prose

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55 Years and 6 Days   Leave a comment

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Some of you may recognize this.  It’s an annual tradition of mine.  It’s to honor the memory of a time precious to me, and a brief part of my life shared with a beautiful young woman who chose to share her love with me.

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At the beginning of December
Conversations turned to snow
It was always in her questions
Wherever we would go
I promised I would take her
So that finally she would know
But angels came to take her home
And she never saw the snow.
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As the chill of winter settles on the land and brings gray clouds the horizon, memories of another December come to mind and I feel a presence, and I hear a soft whisper, “Don’t fret dearest.  I’ve been with you all this time, every day of every year…, and, yes darlin’, even in the snow”.  A quick caress and she is gone again. Christmas…., a time we were, sadly, never to be able to share with each other.
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In memory of Gayle Marie
December 10, 1962 Heaven gained another angel…, and another star shone brightly in the night sky…., 55 years and 6 days ago.
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Good Night Everyone

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Merry Christmas

Posted December 18, 2017 by PapaBear in A Little Romance, Experiences, Family, holiday, Memories, Personal, Photo, Poetry, Prose

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Stuff ‘n’ Things   3 comments

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     Well, it’s been a short summer, but a longer time than I’ve had time to call my own.  What with a few short 2 day trips here and there, and projects around the house & yard, and….., well I never would have believed that grandkids could take up so much of my time!!!!!  Aside from the above, I’ve been fishing a bit…, and painting…., and doing a lot of readin’ and relaxin’, but not too much writing, as you’ve probably noted .  Other than being busy a lot, I’ve enjoyed it all. 

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A color pencil work…..

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….and a watercolor

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Well, the clock is pushin’ on toward midnight here and I should probably be

calling it a day before my eyes slam completely shut so………

OK, OK….. goodnight everybody !!!

Frost Maiden   1 comment

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Out in a snowdrift

No palace she keeps

In the deep chill of the winter

The Frost Maiden sleeps.

Snow Princess Asleep

Her eyes are as blue

As the deep winter chill

Her touch is as ice

She bends all to its will.

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She comes in late autumn

Turning everything brown

The winter’s the cold sun

Cannot warm the ground.

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With frigid north wind she defiles the land

Frozen rain and snow come from none but her hand

Desolation and bitterness are her cynical smile

And she leaves none to think other than she’ll be here a while

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Stay warm, all.  The Polar Vortex is upon us !

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