Thursday, October 16, 2014

Magaly's Blooming Howls

Lovely & wild Miss Magaly is throwing a party! Witches in Fiction 2014 is live :) Blooming Howls is roaring away.  I am much more of a visual person (esp. when reading) &, unfortunately, not much of a writing type person.  However, Magaly, & my dreaming fox, rise what little verbal skills I have to the top.

Here are my few words, inspired by a sleeping fox & howling winds:

                                                      red fox dreaming wild
                                               gold fire blazing ears twitch as
                                                   blooming howls wake loud
Joining my few words, a wee felt fox:
(sorry for the background, but I wanted him to show up & I work with what I have ;)  )    

The back shadow fox is a much darker red & grey instead of white. The shadow eye is
 a blazing star. Will the dream howling be enough to wake the dreamer?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

So much crap energy flying around.....

Some days it seems that there is so much crap energy flying around, that it makes a person ill trying to block it.  As usual, Gordon says it much better than I ever could:   Nobody Promised You a Life Unoffended

In the meantime, I will be doing a bit of cross-stitch (such a soothing motion) & trying to cut the fog long enough to post some pics.

Aham Prema.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Yea, it's been awhile.

Well, October of last year was the last official visit. Been awhile, huh?  Don't know that much has actually happened since last we spoke.  One medical issue has been resolved (abnormal uterine bleeding...who knew that if you lost enough blood, it might affect your heart? hence, I received my first blood transfusions).  New glasses, working toward getting a left knee replacement.

Won some knifty giveaways, photos on Thursday.  Tried my hand at rearranging my wee personal space & discovered that until more sewing is completed, there isn't the room to actually rearrange.  Read a few more books, including books 3,4,5 of Game of Thrones. Which won't be featured on Sat. Quotes/Visual as I didn't actually read them through. Rather, I skimmed most & read what chapters pertained to the characters I am interested in: Arya, Danny, Robb/Mom, Bran, Hodor, Tyrion, the dragons & the direwolves.  Suffice to say, I am really irritated with Danny.

Turtie the turtle is growing nicely. Alex the fish has been added. I started a part-time job, but got my hours eliminated almost 3 months ago (budget cuts a/k/a they fired the person who hired me). 

For Memorial Day, I present:
a coat of dog tags

The poem it inspired:
Dogs of War

The person it reminded me of:

The saddest song ever:
Day is Done


Friday, March 21, 2014

Oma Linda's Hues of Oz

Ah...The Wizard of Oz. One of my all time favorite reads, in all of it's incarnations. When I first read of the Hues theme the first color that popped in was Ruby. Those Ruby Slippers, which, as those who have read the book know full well, are actually Silver Slippers.

Which lead to my second thought: other than the iconic Ruby Slippers, an image forever linked with Oz are those Flying Monkeys. Who, by the way, Oma Linda, have a bum rap. They may look frightening, but they aren't scary. They are, instead, controlled by a cap. Whoever possesses the cap, controls the monkeys. Since the Wicked Witch has the cap, they reflect her meanness. Once Dorothy had the cap, she nicely returned it to the head Flying Monkey & they went on their way. is my take on these iconic images of Ruby & Flying Monkey:

Please note the pleasant expression, waiting to hear from You Who Possesses The Cap. Also, please note that the reason these Monkeys developed wings is because they have two left feet!

Also, along with Ruby that was Silver, Flying Monkeys who weren't scary, there is the Emerald City which wasn't Emerald. Well, no more than any other city (to paraphrase the Wizard of Oz). The City itself is just a City with Emerald Walls surrounding it. Every one who enters it is required to wear green eyeglasses before passing through the walls. Hence, 'Emerald City'. Just one more of the Wizard's Humbugs. 

Which thought lead to this:    Silver 'neath ruby,
                                                Green glasses mask ordinary
                                                Shifting eyesight/thought.