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winter soltace
winter summerland
balmy and warm
skiers look for snow
dandelions bloom
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Downeast Maine is having a very
different winter than last year.
Dandelions still blooming and
other plants also confused by
the warmish weather.
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TPOS winter solstice
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Photo: (c) 2015 by Sherpa


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Forty years ago, there would have just been
a husband and wife, and maybe toddlers
tonight there were for at least two families,
two full pews including great-grands
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Christmas Eve
families return each year
generations grow
children now with their own
heart warming ~ loving
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TPOS prompt: warmth
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photo: (c) 2015 Saradunn


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New York City
huge crowd cheers sings cheers
crystal ball drops
East Port ~ DownEast Maine
8 foot sardine drops ~ kiss for luck
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CSP prompt: shape.
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photo: (c) 2013 artsipelago


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chill of winter night
Christmas Eve in Maine
children’s voices sing
hearts warmed with their presence
sign of hope for future
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TPOS prompt: warmth
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photo: (c) 2015 Saradunn
children of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church


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unmistakable
years worn on her wrist
charms jangled
first love ~ in-between loves
thought provoking
present love wonders
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seize prompt: jangles
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photo: flickr


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icy North escape
Wooden Horse in St Thomas
bucket list checked off
barkeeps secret recipe
pina coladas yum-mo
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singing
the pina colada
song
all the way home
one in each hand
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I made a pilgrimage to back in 1968…
heard they made the best pina coladas.
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My friend Kathy and I wanted the recipe
our hubby’s didn’t let us go alone!..
She talked the bartender into making a batch from fresh ingredients
… newly opened cans… so we could eye ball the amount.
As he made them,
she checked the ingredients,
and I wrote them down. Johnny Carson.\

The bartender was specific to the DOLE pineapple chunks,
Barcardi white Rum
and CoCo Lopez creamed coconut
(that’s an easy one.. it was the only one ! )

I saw a version that froze the pineapple chunks
(they used crushed) with a sparing of crushed ice
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22.12.15 CSP prompt (FROZEN)


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putting out bird food
St Francis would approve
the sound of crows
two doors down top of tree
two blue jays calling
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TPOS prompt … blue bird
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Photo: .elharo./blog/birding