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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Gathering in the Animal Kingdom

A murder of crows
a shrewdness of apes
a romp of otters
a drift of pigs
a convocation of eagles
a colony of gulls
a party of jays
a parliament of owls
a gang of turkeys
an exaltation of larks
a bask of crocodiles
a nest of snakes
a business of flies
a cloud of gnats
a murmuration of starlings
a unkindness of ravens

a babble of fools
a hammer of hate-mongers
a trust of friends 
a gaggle of gossips
a logjam of bureaucrats
a confusion of witnesses
a pondering of philosophers
a count of survivors
a certainty of bigots 
a frenzy of zealots
a risk of gamblers 
a shout of protesters
a patch of vegetarians
a posturing of bullies
a mirror of conformists
a cover of liars

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Known as Camel Rock

Can you guess why?

just a lovely balcony

San Francisco de Asis

InTaos  It is the BACK off the church that is most famous from images by Georgia O'Keefe and Ansel Adams   But the parking lot was full of cars and we couldn't get the shot :(

ladder against adobe wall

Flowering Apricot

Outside our door at the B&B

Wind Sculptures

All over Santa Fe… aren't these the coolest??!!

Getting "artsy" with it

and more!

Stunning field of yellow flowers on trip home from Santa Fe

Wednesday, March 02, 2016


the moon tumbles
into the refuse bin of morning

all dreams both large and small
contain a splinter
of truth, a chink of reality

which is why the comb 
seems to pull 
certain strands of light

from my hair as I blink
before the mirror

I spent the night flying--
a kite dragged across the sky
by an unseen string

dipping and curving, occasionally 
crashing back into my bed

in a dazed heap
of glowing sheets, luminous

unconfined by four walls
that broke open
to the night’s voices

I pick up my toothbrush
to be pulled up through the ceiling

Facts about Daisies

Facts about Daisies 

In Scotland
a man there could be taxed if he had 
too many growing in his fields 

They grow wild
and can cover whole meadows, 
are often considered weeds 

How many are too many daisies?

They are called the eyes of day 
and indeed grow best in sunlight, 
a perennial returning year after year 

Blooming in the summer months, 
over 200 types of them: 
Africans, Shastas, Brown-eyed Susans and more 

Some people eat their leaves in a salad 
or brew herbal tea that is said to be medicinal 
Many animals eat daisies
 though not pigs 

Children make daisy chains, girls pluck their petals 
“He loves me , he loves me not” as if daisies knew 

Legend says their numbers could predict 
how long it would be till a maiden wed 

After 39 years its seed might still grow