Small Stone – Day 5

Small Stone

Small Stone

For winter
Excavation underway
Deep holes in front lawn
Stressed from summer drought
Grass roots exposed
to cold temperatures
Gouge after gouge
Visually out of place
Thief in the night
Scavengers in my yard
Lacking manners
Out of season


Previous Small Stone Days

© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2013

LOGO - Mindful Writing Challenge Jan 2013

What are small stones?

A small stone is a short piece of writing (any style) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment for you. The process of discovering small stones is as significant as the finished creation. Searching for small stones encourages you to keep your senses on the “alive and alert” status. Involve yourself with a new set of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind. In short … OPEN, OPEN, OPEN!


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About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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7 Responses to Small Stone – Day 5

  1. Renee Espriu says:

    We have racoons here but certainly no armadillos. My gate that leads to my back yard is full of their claw marks as they make their way through. The things some creatures do after dark…while, I am glad I’m indoors while they are doing it. 🙂


  2. siggiofmaine says:

    LoL…I;ve been to your post several times…to use your “help” for the stones.. Thanks for having those notes there. I am lost without them !.
    Armadillos sound like lawn terrorists !
    I enjoyed the post, but think the armadillos can stay in Texas !


  3. Bodhirose says:

    Oh my goodness, those little devils! I’ve never had to deal with those animals and their digging ways. Enjoyed this, Becca.


  4. Sounds very exotic to me!! But maybe I am glad we don’t get them here x


  5. shoreacres says:

    Oh! The Armadillo Army. You’ve reminded me that I want to do a post sometime about the Armadillo House out by Kerrville. It’s a great place. And I confess – I’m rather fond of armadillos. Did you know an ancestor called the Glyptodon roamed during the age of dinosaurs? It was an armadillo, for sure, but it was the size of a VW beetle!


    • becca givens says:

      LOL — send me your physical address and I will personally march them over to you 😀 … why can’t they go to some field, and aerate it? It just seems very strange. I asked my husband if he had ever noticed them during the winter before, and he hadn’t. Aren’t we special? LOL


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