Wednesday, January 27, 2016


We had to say goodbye to Dot today, but she left us with a thousand cherished memories.  She helped raise our children - teaching them how to be gentle with her ears and tail and the proper way to throw balls and sticks, not to mention protecting them from countless bunnies and squirrels.  She excelled at pheasant hunting with Shawn and simply hated that she couldn't go with him for deer and elk.  She harvested every single one of our pumpkins just as they reached softball size one year and is the reason we now have a fence around our garden.  She was Michelle's running buddy and made sure we got a number of rest breaks to properly greet everyone on the trail.  And she was the best at clean up - everything from the kitchen floor to the shower floor to jars and jars of maraschino cherries used during a messy party.  She was truly a best friend.  We love and miss you, Dot.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

What's In Between

Red and Blue and Grey and Green and
Purple Orange and in between and
Mix them up and tint and shade and
Black is the color that I've made and
Maybe bits of silver there and
Brown for winter branches bare and
Gold is lonely I'll add its light and
Now my cold dark sky is bright and
Shimmers nicely does the sun and
Splashes splatters oh such fun and 
This is nice but I'm out of space and
Add some pink for another place and
Probably that will be too plain and
What is with the dancing rain and
Surely colors can fix this scene and
Red and Blue and Grey and Green and
Creative is what's in between.