An Artist, Photographer, Writer, Poet

Daily Archives: November 16, 2011

Time and tide wait for no man”,
When I was a nursing student,
I heard an instructor say
to a fellow student
who had hurried and not
done a procedure correctly:
“If you don’t do it right the first time,
when are you going to have the
time to do it right?’
Goes more quickly
as you get older
…or so it seems.
When you are young,
it seems like you have
all the time in the world.
As you get older,
time, years fly by,
or so it seems. 
Time doesn’t wait.
I’ll do it tomorrow,
and tomorrow comes,
and something else
seems more important.
If you procrastinate,
time doesn’t wait
for man, woman or child.
Time is too slow for those who wait,
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve,
too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love, time is eternity.

 Henry Van Dyke

This summer a retaining wall of rocks and rose bushes were placed on the banks of the Somesville Library to stop the erosion that was coming perilously near the library. Some unexpected beauty during this mild weather.


On a gray day the pop ot red with the white fence is a welcome sight. Photo taken less than a week ago. There are at least two bushes...this was taken with a telephoto lense from the library in Somesville.


I'm not a gardener, ... I was told these are bayberry bushes...gorgeous, again on a cloudy day against the weathered wood of the house in Holden, ME.


This tree was just breathtaking on Newberry Neck, in Surry, ME. The roadside was so filled with color, I had to pick and choose what beauty to take photos of. The tamaraks (aka Hackmatacks or Larch} still have their needles of gold, the oak trees gorgeous browns, copper and bronze and golden oak leaves are still on many trees....WoW, is all I can say.

Global Warming?  I Don’t Think So !

The fall has been unusually prolonged
this year…we have been blessed.
Blessed with an extended gift
of spring like temperatures,
still lots of colorful leaves on the trees
and some bushes have sprouted
their beautiful spring leaves.
My iris’ have started to pop thru
the ground …
Global Warming?  I don’t think so.
I think
“no good deed goes unpunished.”
There will be a “pay back” of sorts,
when we see in the spring the effects
of the mixed message of fall…
or maybe sooner, with a harsher,
extended winter.
Global Warming?  I don’t think so…
This will possibly be just another
asterisk in the weather journals
of joy versus turmoil.
And just maybe, Mother Nature will
self adjust and life will go on,
the plants, trees, will adjust during
their rest this winter,
there will be a normal spring
and summer if there is such a thing.
We are truly blessed to be able
to enjoy an extended fall…
enjoying the colors,
this would be t-shirt weather
in the spring,
in the fall, jackets and sweatshirts
and the tourists from the south
wearing winter jackets.
Global Warming?  I don’t think so.
Stop awfulizing,
Just enjoy.