Thank You

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Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you …..life.

For beauty, for grace, for forgiveness, for generosity, for love

xxxxx Aliss

PS turns out this enormous flower outside YumYum in Woodstock, NY is a giant Rose o’ Sharon. Information courtesy of Cliff Frost.

Winter Window (2)

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(Here’s where I am, trying to capture that moment in words, still playing, feedback welcome)

Winter Window After Rain

Birch twigs fanning, falling

Entangled bare umbrella spokes

Auburn leaves still trembling

Elfin laundry forgotten on the line

Or summer tunes we try to keep alive

Crystal-beaded curtains

Catch reflections upside down

And just when we forget to hope

New seasons come cascading out

Green jackpot fountains

No telling how or why

 

Fat Tuesday

DSC02482Hoping to extract body from couch soon following three days in a haze of herb teas, soup, homeopathy, blankets, and bad TV, only interrupted by 2 outdoor expeditions that couldn’t be avoided without permanently compromising parental integrity. Photo above is to remind myself there is a world somewhere and I usually like to walk around in it and photograph it. Should have known I was coming down with something when accent circonflexe issues  and arrondissement numbers made me delirious. To be continued…