Tuesday, July 29, 2014

HUH???? but why

It has been brought to my attention that it is only 93 days until Halloween!!!!
Halloween, is a great American holiday!
And I would add probably my favorite holiday. Ok make that my favorite holiday, but having said that shortly afterward winter starts to set in.
So have a donut, no, not the one with the fly on it that's mine,  let me pour you a mug of pumpkin spice coffee, a marshmallow ghost floating on top perhaps??
And  then we can discuss more important things like, how Christmas in July is funny, but Halloween in July is just plain

Monday, July 28, 2014

asipderlyweb, haiku

on the spiders web, 
 stands around the mountain
do we dare to walk

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Foot prints

If that isn't enough to make you stop and think I don't know what is.

What kind of footsteps do you leave, one might ask, or then again what sort of footsteps are you following in 
another might ask.  And still another might ask how are the footsteps you leave influenced by the ones you 
follow.  Have you struck off on a path, leaving footprints in rarely trod on ground, or following the 
group on it's dusty path??  It is a proud man or woman who's child follows in their footsteps and goes into the
 family business.  Are you following the footsteps of someone famous, or just someone you  met and admired. A path of exploration, all your own.  Do you follow  because you feel compelled to do so, or just wandering.   Did someone tell you, or inspire you to follow in their footsteps. 
Are you on this path to learn something,  to earn something, to satisfy your curiosity or just to have fun.  Are you on this path because you are lost, and searching.    Maybe running from something or to something?  Do you know where you are going or do you in it for the gift of the journey itself.  Do you want people to follow you example.  
May-be learn form your mistakes.  Or could you just be in it because the trip itself is a large part of the reward.
None of this is what I had in mind when I save this picture, I had in mind collecting up small rocks and pebbles 
to make my own version of this,  So far I haven't had much success the rocks aren't co-operating, but the day is cool and sunny and it is fun 
to play in gravel.

Friday, July 18, 2014

nearly silent Christmas in July Saturday





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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity! - Eleanor Roosevelt

For a very long time this post has been sitting in the "drafts" waiting for me to write it.  There are so many things that one needs to learn before they go out into the world, most can be found in books, or learned from others.   All those little facts and skills that make life easier and those  rare and random  bits of knowledge that make life interesting, and those facts that can save your life and or the life of others.

But then there are those things  that enrich your life.  Curiosity, a sense of wonder, the willingness to try new thing and entertain new thoughts.  Yes, it can have it's dangers,
but is that really curiosity that is dangerous?  I don't know.

  Why does the snow fall? Why is it dark at night, Why do people talk different e.g. speak different languages.  Why this and why that, all the hows come's and why fors that expand out thoughts beyond the circle of our small patch of earth.    The wondering, the curiosity that allows your mind to roam to the edges of the universe, or 20,000 leagues under the sea.  Fuels for creativity, and imagination, and a sure cure for boredom.  

Yes, I really do think it is that simple.  

Friday, July 11, 2014