Category Archives: Haibun

Dig in and Dig Out

Dense growth shows neglect Torturous chore of weeding Trash cans filling fast Trash cans filling fast Pruners, shovels, rakes and gloves Dig in and dig out Dig in and dig out New canvas developing Garden happiness I have spent the … Continue reading

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Twinkle of Appreciation ≈ 8

Twinkle of Appreciation “mom” singing child’s spirit over peaceful swift passing spirit ______________________________________________ As many friends and readers know … my eldest fur-child, Tippy crossed over to the spirit world this morning.  It was an incredible experience. ~~~~~ Tippy, the … Continue reading

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Twinkle of Appreciation ≈ 6

Twinkle of Appreciation Doubly blessed God-child and god-dog Instant joy ______________________________________________ This is my last night in Georgia, and tomorrow I return to Texas; putting an end to my substitute parenting – “Nannie-Bug” duties for my 10 yr. old niece/godchild … Continue reading

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Twinkle of Appreciation ≈ 5

Twinkle of Appreciation Staunch playmate with brown eyes, white fur ______________________________________________ While my sister is traveling abroad to help with a mission conference, I am staying in her home in Georgia to provide care for my 10 yr. old niece/godchild … Continue reading

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Lifeline to God

I attended an all-girl Catholic boarding school for high school.  My education, steeped in tradition including education about faith, trust, love of God and the relationship with Him and the Trinity, quite naturally included learning elements of evil and sin. … Continue reading

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Twinkle of Appreciation ≈ 4

Twinkle of Appreciation coffee brewed fresh wake up with kiss ______________________________________________ I have not had an alarm clock ring in my ears for nearly twenty-one years. As part of our wedding vows (or so I remind Ray, my husband) my … Continue reading

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Twinkle of Appreciation ≈ 3

Twinkle of Appreciation hot water and fresh clean towels ______________________________________________ I have always relished hot water and clean linens. However, this recognition and appreciation has blossomed exponentially over the past few weeks. ~~~~~ Tippy is the matriarch in our canine-family … Continue reading

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Twinkle of Appreciation ≈ 2

Twinkle of Appreciation beauty in finished bird’s nest ______________________________________________ During our walk about the yard last evening, we found a completed bird’s nest awaiting occupation.  Due to the harsh drought in our area during the past summer, this evergreen holly (among … Continue reading

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Twinkle of Appreciation

Twinkle of Appreciation claiming first kiss neath mistletoe ______________________________________________ Today was a balmy day in the midst of winter. Ray and I strolled about our yard observing the spring cleaning ahead of us. I noticed a cluster of green leaves … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras!

Carnival season From Twelfth Night to Fat Tuesday King cake and “bubbles” ~~ Magical Kingdom Themes, maids, dukes, queens and kings Mystic realm erupts ~~ From infants to grands Glitter, feathers, paint and stones Royal colors explode ~~ World party … Continue reading

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