Sunday, March 30, 2008

Late winter snow Mar. 8

I took these pictures about 11:30 a.m. on March 8. We had received about six inches of snow overnight, so considerable melting had already taken place.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Where I'm From

I am from the old piano,

the AM radio

and the record player.

I am from the creek in which I discovered frogs, toads and salamanders,

from the azaleas,



and the tall oaks under whose canopy I discovered the world of Nature.

I am from the Frozen Dairy Bar whose creamy goodness delighted me

and from the 7-11 where I got cigarettes to smoke with my friends in the woods

and lighter fluid to set the creek on fire.

I am from Granddad Bill the railroad man,

Grandaddy Peacock the Knower of All Things and Nanny the southern grandma.

I am from, "Do you have a grain of sense?", my mom's spaghetti sauce

and the library stocked with books that enlightened and incited a lifetime of learning about the world.