News and Views/The #Free48

Last week was, well….was it just 5 work days? 

I spent my #Free48 (for those of you new here, that is my new word for weekend) doing a few projects and having some great creative time. I got some chapters finished in the book, added some touches to a painting, started a new watercolor project and even made a piece of jewelry!

I communed with bees, butterflies and even got out for a bit of a hike in the park today. I cooked a lot, got fresh sheets on the bed and managed to put the memory of that long week behind me. Just in time to start all over again.

Here are just a few highlights. I hope your days off were all you hoped they would be-and more!

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“F” is for Friday, Fun and Forgetting…just what we did. 😀

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Saturday called for waffles!
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Bee watching is always a treat
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They rarely mind my photography
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And then this fine fellow flitting around

 

 

 

 

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I’m thinking of starting a rock collection. 🤔

Here’s hoping your next 120 hours be brilliant and painless. In the words of my dear friend, that Willy Nilly, Silly Ole bear….

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Happy Trails! Oh! And watch out for aliens disguised as Threadwaisted Wasps! I don’t know if they sting humans or not, but better safe than sorry. Very elusive creatures…

 

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Relax Mulder, it’s only a wasp….👽

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“Mayonaise Well…”/#1LinerWeds

When spoken with a deep West Texas drawl, that would be “my-nez” of course, which I just realized is the way I manage to express the intent to move forward with a plan of action.

Example: “We my-nez well hit the road early to avoid the traffic.”

Mind you,  it’s a subtle sound, almost unrecognizable; and I have done it my entire Southern life without knowing it until this morning.

Of course I am saying, “might as well”, and do enunciate in most all actual conversations. It just seems to be an over-the-shoulder familiar slang language that I use when feeling comfortable with family or friends for my entire life. It sits right up there alongside:

”I’ll holler at you later.”

”We’re fixin’ to go get burgers.”

😱 Where and when did it begin? Why have I never noticed it before? Nobody knows…

Meanwhile, let me intoduce you to the inspiration for the slang, if only subliminally. (Warning: all mayonaise haters should leave the room now)

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This jar of magical fluffy white yumminess is the secret ingredient to my ‘famous’ potato salad, great tuna salad, chicken salad, burgers, dressings……..you get it?

Okay then, I have confessed to my faux pas. Now I my-nez well go make a sandwich. 😀💕

This post is a part of Linda Hill’s 1Liner Wednesday

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The Bee and Me/Photography/Poetry

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Moments,

saved from

Nature’s tapestry,

woven in hues

of greens and blues….

 

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Spun gold overcoats

and gossamer wings,

a thousand kisses

left on velvet blush

as the wind sings..

 

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Embrace perfection

with tenderness,

cradled in your arms

it thrives, sublime!

Moments,

stolen unawares,

like precious gems,

seashells on the sand,

kept in heart’s

book of days,

and treasured

beyond measure.

How happy we,

the bee and me!

 

Cheryl P

copyright words and images

2018

 

Fourth Little Bird

So, after a week of feeling the tension of the world increasing to mind numbing levels, I got the sweetest video yesterday morning from my grandson’s Mom. It is dark due to their being under a blanket. (It isn’t your eyesight failing!)

 

The Fourth Little Bird says, “Every little thing is gonna’ be alright.” He was born on Earth Day, so I trust his intuition.  I think Bob would have enjoyed his rendition.

 

 

As I was sitting outdoors yesterday three crows flew overhead and landed in a nearby tree, one of them squawking away. They stayed the entire time I was outdoors too. In many ancient legends crows have specific  duties and connotations. I read up on the various prospects and my favorite about three crows is that big, exciting change and transformation is coming. It didn’t hit me until later in the morning that they arrived a short while after I got the Three Little Birds video. It played in my head all day.

 

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Messengers from the dead?
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Three Little Birds
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Or Wise Council?

Happy Sunday.

Oh,  we went to a really cool music venue last evening, had good food, drinks and listened to an awesome Blues band. I’d say that was a good start to new adventures…

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Even got to see a lovely sunset!
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Except for the Big Giant Head I like this shot.

Go out and make some magic. This is my message to you…

Beauty and the Beast/#SoCs #Free48

😱

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‘T’ is for terror! 😱
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‘Tee’ hee is for glee

 

This world is quite maddening.

think I’ll go have some tea.

WOW! Look at this bee…..

 

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My favorite macro shot from yesterday. Have a safe, peaceful and happy #free48 and do visit Linda Hill’s blog for other great posts and the prompt for today’s #SoCS post! Oh! ‘T’ is also for Train and you can find all you want to know about them here on Dan’s blog. He should have a separate category for it. 😉

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Victory is Mine! #1LinerWednesday

This is how I felt trying to upload these images.

 

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Round and round she goes…..

Last night I gave up. But when I woke up…eureka!

I remembered that I often have difficulty with Google and my photos loading ok via email. Many times I have to use yahoo mail. And now….

 

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“Victory is mine!”

Have a bee-you-tiful day!

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