Thursday, March 31, 2016

March a Cordelia.

It was the last day of March. Cordelia poofed herself out on the bench. She was very pretty.
Spencer  preferred the cushy chair on the porch. He was also  enjoying the last day of March.
No one was around. It was still and silent.
Cordelia knew Spencer was around the corner. Her ears twitched.
On this last day of March, Cordelia decided to go visit the greenhouse.
It was nice in the greenhouse
She had a window all to herself.
The clematis was flowering.The entire greenhouse smelled sweet and lovely.
Cordelia decided to have a look around. It was much too quiet.
On this last day of March she padded up to the hill.
She hopped up onto one of the Moai.
She knew how pretty she was . So she sat there a long time.  Hoping someone would see her.
When she came down from the Moai, she had  a look at the porch.
So  she trotted over to stand behind a bush.
Spencer wouldn't see her there. She hoped.
On this last day of March, her nose twizzled in the cool air.
But Someone DID see her, after all.
At last, Someone sat with her, and told her how pretty she looked.
Another Someone danced with her in the pale sunlight. It was such a wonderful day .
But when Spencer appeared, Cordelia toddled for home;on this last day of March.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sea the Easter Moon

 THE FOOTPATH to PEACE by Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933)
(I thought this said it all on this Easter Sunday......)
"To be glad of life because it gives yo the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars....
to be satisfied with your possessions...
 but not contented with yourself until you have made the best of them....
To despise nothing in the world except falsehood and meanness...
 To fear nothing except cowardice....
 To be governed by your admirations.....
 rather than by your disgusts......
 To covet nothing that is your neighbour's.....
 EXCEPT his kindness of heart.......
 and gentleness of manners.....
 To think seldom of your enemies.....
 Often of your friends.....
 And every day of Christ.....
 To spend as much time as you can.....
 with body, and with spirit, in God's out-of-doors.......
 These are little guide-posts on the footpath to peace..."
(Poem taken from "1000 Beautiful Things" 1948)
 Henry Van Dyke was a Minister, Author and professor of English literature at Princeton between 1899 1923.He was an ambassador to the Netherlands and Luxemborg during WWI, and great friend of Helen Keller , who said that Van Dyke was one of those people who tried to make the world better.
 Photos: Campbell  River, B.C. Canada Discovery Passage.
 Michelle McConachie Woods 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Good Friday Collage

                    "O never star was lost: here. We all aspire to heaven and there is heaven above us. If I stoop into a dark tremendous sea of cloud, it is but for a time: I press God's lamp to my heart; its splendour soon or late will pierce the gloom. I shall emerge some day."
                                               ( Robert Browning 1812-1889 "Faith")

                          "JOY is the mainspring in the whole of Nature's calm rotation."
                                            (Friedrich Schiller 1759-1805 German poet)