yesterday 02.21.17

what a most unusual day it was yesterday….

watched a squirrel dig up his stash, sit and enjoy eating it….

it was 70 degrees here in the smoky mtns of east TN….

was out on the porch playing in the dirt, felt so mighty fine….

dug thru my seed box (pretty skimpy) and found sugar snap peas….

had my biggest pot dug up and cleaned and ready to get to planting….

i now have 3 rows of peas planted on my front porch, waiting on 10 onion sets for the edges….

slept with my bedroom window wide open….only got down to 54 degrees during the night….

going to see if the raindrops made it across the porch or not….ya’ll be good, laugh and have some fun….

and if you need some soothing of your soul, joy to your very being….go play in the dirt….pure bliss it is….SMILE

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a flu bug bit me

i have not felt well for 4 days now…achy, headache, eyes hurt, throat hurts

there are many folks here in TN and all across the country that are feeling ill

this afternoon, i stretched out on my bed to watch the sunset

it’s was beautiful, i dozed off, when i woke up, it was dark outside

Jupiter was shining bright, right about a little sliver of a moon

i heard folks walking around in my home, even the bathroom door close

i called out for them to come see this beautiful site in the night sky

i dozed off and on and always speaking about what i saw thru my window

then i woke up enough to realize i was the only one here in my home

the ones i heard, the ones i called out to, were part of my dreaming i guess

made me feel strange, i was sure i heard them, strange how dreams are sometimes

i hope you got to enjoy the night sky, as it was truly lovely…my love to you all…

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the first 12 days of the year….weather wise for the year 2017

January…45-50 raindrops, foggy, wet, very windy……..

February…60…overcast….foggy, wet…….windy

March…60…grey, wet…raindrops…calm winds

April…40…partly sunny…calm winds

May…33…rain…tiny snow…calm winds

June…20’s…trace of snow…grey day, calm winds

July…16 degrees …5″ snow…sunshine, blue skies

August…20 degrees. sunshine. white clouds, calm

September…30’s…sunshine, blue skies, calm winds

October…45…snow melting, grey day, calm

November…50…rain, grey day, calm winds

December…60’s…cloudy day, calm winds’


Well, there you have it folks! The first 12 days weather for east TN…looks like a lot more rain this year than last…sure hope so…the local farmers need it! We need it to be able to eat all the wonderful organic veggies they grow! The trees need it, the rivers need it and yes, even the lakes…WATER IS LIFE….

I was taught this little theory back in MO a long time ago…how to forecast the years weather! The temps won’t match up, but you get the general idea. Hope you enjoyed it! smile


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sunshine and snow………big SMILE

burrs, it’s cold out this morning in east TN…only 16 degrees at high noon!

we have about 5″ of beautiful snow on the ground, all is quiet here

don’t see many birds out and about today, guess they are all home

the sun is shining, bouncing off the snow, making everything beautiful…

hope you are nice and warm where ever you are! It’s a GREAT day! smile

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Merry Christmas to ALL………….smile

Good Christmas morning to family and friends I love….smile

Foggy day here in east TN…Santa sure needed Rudolph’s nose last night…

Thanks for a wonderful year of love, music, poetry, laughter, kindness, joy

YOU all know who you are, you fill my soul with all those good things

and i appreciate it with all my heart! how nice to be peaceful and special

i hope you get to enjoy this day, being waited on and waiting on others in return

be good to each other, kindness for today and always, always LOVE is the way!

Merry Christmas and Happy new YEAR! 2017 is gonna be EXCELLENT! smile


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Standing With Standing Rock North Dakota ***** NO DAPL*****

I stand with standing rock! You hear that a lot here lately, but do they really mean it?

These brave men, women and children are trying to protect the waters of us all……..

It’s come down to cries from Mother Earth, we’re killing her, she can’t stand much more…….

We’ve got to protect her, her waterways, her sacred lands, the food she grows for us,  her honor….

we have stripped her down to the bare minimum, she can’t heal us if we can’t heal her……

2016 almost 2017 and this is how we treat our people???    “big money has no soul”

we MUST stop the black snake, before it squeezes the life clear out of us all……….

Not just me, my children, my grandchildren, their children and their grandchildren………

Turtle Island is our home, we can let her flourish once again, working together to achieve this…….


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where there is fire, there is smoke

i live in an area called the “great smoky mountains”

that is not because of fire, but because of rain

when it rains here, the mountians smoke

but that is not the case these last few weeks

we are surrounded by wildfires, TN, NC, GA

here in jefferson county we are over 7″ short on rainfall

we’ve been in a drought for most of the summer

lightning, a spark, arson, they are all in this game

but the stakes are high and getting higher each and every day

please, Creator send some rain to help all these brave men and women

that are fighting these fires, trying to save homes, trying to save lives

please be with them and keep them all safe from harm.


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Another Angel i Know

went to say goodbye to my sweet angel sam, tall pine on sunday afternoon.

my dear friend Becky came from Knoxville to get me in the car and down the road.

i found a “back way” for us to travel, all 2 lane roads, by farms and creeks and fields.

many of the trees are trying to show color, it’s been so dry here this summer, that’s for sure.

but several were blazing in their orange and yellows, so pretty to see and enjoy on our trip.

up the mountain of a wheel chair ramp and inside we go, didn’t want to see as i went by.

we sat in the back with friends and becky’s cousin, chris, family sat in the first few rows.

as long as i couldn’t see angel, i was ok, i looked at the flag draped over his casket instead.

gloria came down the row, first time i’d seen her, got to share our sorrow and try to give her strength.

Vietnam Veterans #1073 did a fitting ceremony for Angel, he was an air force man i learned.

later we got to sit with Gloria and meet her daughters and now sons  and grandchildren, too..

they had created such a beautiful family full of love, been married over 50 years, still in love…


back home and had a feast here and got to visit…becky always helps my head and heart…

i went thru turning off the lights, closing the front door, turning off my scented warmer light.

i turn on the hall light to use for computing here in my office, it was the only light on…

hours later, i got up to turn off the light and head for bed, i stopped, the scented light was on…

it’s a touch lamp, takes 3 touches to get it to the brightest level, that was how it was lit…

i laughed and said out loud, “angel, are you messing with me”? and then i got the reply

the hall light blinked twice, nothing else electric was fazed, the answer i was looking for

thanks, Angel for saying goodbye to me too…have fun dancing in heaven…miss you already…

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a great big sigh

got a lot in my head and in my heart this afternoon as the sun starts to set

but Indian summer is what i want to talk about, october 29th and 80 degrees!

my plants had 2 cold nights down to the 30’s, some gardens survived, some didn’t

under the shelter of the porch above, my plants did pretty well, dry but alive

i have never! never! never! had beautiful petunia’s in october until this  year!

learned a thing or two as you always do each gardening season, truly enjoyed this year

windows open, cool breeze blowing thru my home…i like that so very much

i will love it when the electric bill comes, too! i’ll take any break in costs i can get!

blue skies, such a pretty clear blue, leaves turning, birds out and about, all is well

much love to an angel i lost 2 days ago, will get to tell you goodbye tomorrow afternoon

and we’ll dance………….thanks for being my angel in dunedin and in tn…you’re the best!

much love to all, and YES, i stand with Standing Rock! Stop the black snake…united we stand!


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the first cool day of fall

yes, yes, months have gone by since i have written here…

busy woman i be, enjoying life and enjoying family and friends…

always music, poetry, creative people around, makes me a happy woman…

yesterday is was 88, unusually high for late October here in TN but that has been the norm…

today so far we have made it to 57 degrees, got wonderful raindrops that were much needed…

hope you enjoy this beautiful day and enjoy your lovely fall…where ever you may be…

and know that i am thinking of you and wishing you well…take care and please, always be kind…


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