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Tag Archives: Clydesdales

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2/19 baby
 
lion stare
watches snow flakes fall     (longingly)
Baby Kitty *
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* “Baby” is adult Norwegian Forest Cats name.
He was showing unwittingly his “feminine” 
side 🙂
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Note on Baby:
When I lived with my daughter, “grumpy”
Baby would come in my room and look out the
window… I’d made a place for him to lay and look
outside.
Baby was a rescue cat and didn’t warm up
to people, but tolerated the family. It was
many years and a severe illness until he would let
anyone hold him or pet him. I loved to watch him
as he was the first cat I ever really got to know.
He kept me company after i had back surgery
…quiet and watchful.
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2/12  break
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President’s Day
whoo hoo tourney time
February break
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2/20 bling
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worn proudly
grandmother’s rhinestone pins
precious glamour
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children love glitz
precious gifts still worn
forty years of sparkles 
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between storms
frosty sparkle on ice 
winter diamonds
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diamonds on water
natures gift of wonder
herons gaze
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spider webs dew drops
glisten with sunrise
remember Charlotte
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stars in her eyes
love in her heart
newly wed
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2/26 brew/wine/beer spirits
 
brewery tour fun
bottle jam where filled
bottles with wings
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brewery visit
tour bypassed
Clydesdales
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2/27 button
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smart talking kids
learned to toe the line
button your lip
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Pike Place Brewery – “Hot Dog”December 24 prompt: “hot dog” Pike Brewing art by Cheryl Leo Gwin and Charles Finkel

Hanging in Pike  Brewing Company (http://www.pikebrewing.com/  )

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Cheryl Leo Gwin and Charles Finkel of Pike Breweries (and wineries)
have long been know for their art. 
Large or  small – Washington State has about 160 craft breweries,
most of any  state – they commission some of the best art around. 
 Hanging in Pike  Brewing Company (http://www.pikebrewing.com/  )
is this fascinating poster for the brewery. 
Designed by Charles  Finkel and Cheryl Leo Gwin
and painted in enamel by Cheryl Leo Gwin, 
Chris and I discovered it while waiting  for our table in a corner of the bar. 
I fell in love with it, and the  creators were kind enough to let us use it for a prompt. 
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Embodying  themes drawn from beer, Seattle, and of course, sex,
and images of hot dogs, long legs, butterflies, suds, cats, goats and more,
it has it all. 
The prompt:What does the art say to you?  What do you see in it? 
What will your  tanka say about it? 
Charles’ work may be found at http://www.finkeldesign.com/
Cheryl’s at http://www.leo-gwin.com/ Cheryll_Leo-Gwin/Welcome.html
. Prompt written and posted by
Gary Blankenship of Facebook Tanka Poets on Site
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hot dogs
peanuts
crackerjacks
roar of the crowd
ladies in sundresses tanning
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hot dogs, pop corn and beer
young boys carry dads ball glove
catch a home run plan of day
ladies in sun dresses ~ wait
fancy seats in mezzanine .
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fancy seats in mezzanine
comfy seats, cooling fans
hot dogs and beers not for them
dreaming of warmer climes
wishing game were over 
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sunlit fields 
magnificent horses roam
happy hour shade 
ladies in hats and mini-dresses
butterflies on Clydesdales