"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt
By: Proserpina, 2:08 PM GMT op 01 april 2015
"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."
- William Shakespeare
The Spring, 1630
"Now that the winter's gone, the earth hath lost
Her snow-white robes, and now no more the frost
Candies the grass, or casts an icy cream
Upon the silver lake or crystal stream;
But the warm sun thaws the benumbed earth,
And makes it tender; gives a sacred birth
To the dead swallow; wakes in hollow tree
Updated: 2:06 PM GMT op 14 april 2015
By: Proserpina, 3:27 PM GMT op 07 maart 2015
March has come in like a lion but will it go out like a lamb? So far March has brought us snow and more snow, cold winds, and ice. The little critters who live in my yard and surrounding areas are hungry and cold. Many come to my deck for food and fight over the feeding bird stations. Survival is their immediate need.
I am declaring my blog as the March Squirrel and Bird month! Photographically speaking! Or poetically! Or.......
Updated: 6:14 PM GMT op 26 maart 2015
By: Proserpina, 4:49 PM GMT op 01 februari 2015
WINTER - FEBRUARY
Keep your faith in beautiful things, in the sunshine when it is hidden, in the spring when it is gone. -
Roy R. Gibson
"Loud are the thunder drums in the tents of the mountains.
Oh, long, long
Have we eaten chia seeds
and dried deer's flesh of the summer killing.
We are tired of our huts
and the smoky smell of our clothing.
We are sick with the desire for ...
Updated: 10:33 PM GMT op 02 maart 2015
By: Proserpina, 7:34 PM GMT op 27 december 2014
Enheduanna (2285-2250 B.C.)
Enheduanna in cuneiform.
Recently I mentioned that I am following a set of lectures on “The Foundations of Western Civilization”. Something that the professor said in one of his lectures really interested me, it was about a woman named Enheduanna as possibly being the first known (by name) poet and author in human history. Wow a woman!
Enheduanna is the lady with the ruffled skirt
Updated: 3:56 AM GMT op 27 januari 2015
By: Proserpina, 12:09 AM GMT op 29 november 2014
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS!
Sing hey! Sing hey!
For Christmas Day;
Twine mistletoe and holly.
For a friendship glows
In winter snows,
And so let's all be jolly!
A DOGS STORY
Rocky and Mimi provided the Thanksgiving entertainment at my house!
Mimi was a bit confused about the fact that for two days I had not given her the usual attention, so...
Updated: 11:01 PM GMT op 23 december 2014