No poem today …. Just a photo. As many of my readers know I’m recovering from extensive heart surgery. I was released from the hospital two weeks ago yesterday and I’m progressing very well. However, the creative juices needed to write a poem just haven’t surfaced yet. In the interim, I did want to post a photo that I took a few years ago.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Today’s image was from “The Saturday Evening Post”, October, 1988 edition. The illustration was done and is signed by J. F. Kernan. It reflects a style of an era past and maybe that’s why it seems nostalgic and “déjà vu” to us with today’s reality perspective.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Friday, August 31, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The first people to move into the hostile territories of the American western frontier were brave souls. They included hunters, trappers, explorers and homesteaders. They all shared a common dilemma; they virtually lost contact with the world and loved ones they left behind.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
, June 14th is celebrated
as Flag Day. It commemorates the adoption of the flag for the United
The date was officially proclaimed in 1916. With our Independence Day celebration, July 4th, a couple of week away, a special poem seemed appropriate. United States
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Memorial Day was set aside originally to honor the fallen warriors of WW1. As time went on, all veterans were included in the ceremonies. The red poppy has become an internationally known and recognized symbol of sacrifice and is worn to honor the men and women who served and died for their country in all wars.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
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Sunday, April 29, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
The circumstances surrounding today’s poem are quite unusual to say the least. Awhile back I was awakened from a deep sleep by a strange dream. As usual, upon returning to the real world, the details of the dream were fuzzy. One thing was very clear, however…..the main character in the dream.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
In many parts of the world, St Patrick’s Day was celebrated this past weekend. St Patrick, the patron saint of
Ireland, is credited with bringing Christianity to in the fourth century. According to legend, Saint Patrick used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pre-Christian Irish people. Ireland
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
The Shaw Butts Trail located, in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, is one of the best hikes in the
area. Starting at the Phoenix Central Avenue trailhead, it winds its way up the north slope to great panoramic views at the mountain top. About halfway up the mountain, on the west side of the trail, I found this battered barrel cactus.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
As some of you know, I am what is called a “Francophile” . . . i.e., a person who likes all things French. So when I found today’s photo on the internet it immediately took me to
Southern France and the wine country.
The small vineyards scattered in the wine country are usually operated by dedicated individuals with the skills and a passion to carry-on the family tradition for making distinctive wines.
In other wine producing areas like
Germany, Italy or , the scenery may be different, but I’m sure dedicated individuals also carry-on a tradition left by their forefathers. We all enjoy the fruits of their labor. Australia
In the beautiful rolling hills of southern
In the lovely area that’s known as
Where purple lavender flowers, in a mistral breeze, sway
There’s a vineyard making wine the time-proven way
Luscious green vines aligned as in formation
Fruit clusters ready for a taste bud sensation
Picking the prime purple gems will soon get started
And, to the “Cave”, the precious fruit will be carted
There’s lots of mystery hidden within those cave walls
Secret dos and don’ts! Only “le patron” knows them all
Grapes go in and wine comes out. That much we do know
Good Lord willing, the “vin nouveau” will be “Best of Show”
Poem by Herm Meyer
Pays du Vin = Wine Country
le patron - the boss
vin nouveau - new wine
Those interested in the tradition of wine making will find the website Domaine Rouge-Bleu interesting and informative:
It can be viewed in either French or English
P. S.: Say hello to Jean-Marc in his comment column for me.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
In today’s competitive world with its many pockets of civil unrest and the clouds of economic uncertainty, life can get hectic! Here in the
we are also being bombarded with political rhetoric from both parties as we gear up for the nationsl elections this fall. United States