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Monday, May 16, 2011

on the cusp of summer







on the cusp of summer the Burnaby sky is filled with colour







and with crows! hard to see in such a small image, but the sky and trees are full of them. i'm told that, decades ago, this was a marsh - crow territory, and, generations later, they have not relinquished it.

we're springing!

spring.
gentle sighs of green
bravely exhale
and spread themselves
over the discarded remains of last summer.

crushed brown swaths of departed grasses
part reluctantly,
reveal that banshee winter
hasn't altered the circle of life.

trees,
for months stark, naked and shivering
against pewter arctic skies,
begin to soften their silhouettes.
a mist of infant green forms an aura around them.

even the sky
warms from dull to deepest blue.

earth,
only weeks ago rigid and grey with ice,
succumbs.
small energetic wedges of green persistence
thrust through its crust.

we blink,
shake off the gritty residue
of winter's demise.
a miracle has surrounded us.
last month's frozen grip is broken
by the softest of golden touches.
how subtle is a sunbeam,
yet what can resist it?

Friday, May 6, 2011

It's the end of the world as we know it

For at the time appointed the end shall be. (Daniel 8:19)

May 21, 2011 - Are You Ready?









i heard this on the truck radio today, on the way to get my summer tires put back on, so i looked it up online. it comes along with some weird formatting i don't know how to get rid of.

seems these guys never get tired of being wrong. i suppose if they keep it up long enough, they'll eventually get it right. in the same way that a stopped clock is right twice a day. ..................................................................
if i were Seraphina i'd have a cool 'toon and a great quote for you, but i'm not Sera.
if i were Linda or Susan there'd be a photo of something beautiful i'd made or photographed, but i'm not Su or Linda
if i were Lindsay Lobe, i'd enlighten you with the historical and cultural background of this phenomenon, but i'm not Lindsay
if i were Madcap, i'd have some thing witty and original and insightful to say about it all, but i'm not Madcap
if i were Cicero or Claire i'd help you keep both feet firmly planted on our gorgeous planet's skin with a stunning photo and/or a recipe, but i'm not Cicero or Claire.
if i were Jozien, i'd have a breathtaking wilderness photo or a poem for you, but i'm not Jozien
if i were Gary or Zee i'd give you a global perspective on the subject, but i'm not either of them
if i were Utah Savage, i'd have something really brilliant and insightful to say about it all, but i'm not her either.

in the process of understanding all that i am not, and accepting that, i learn all that i am.

and i am not convinced the world will end in 15 days
at least, my world won't

JUST AS GOD WARNED NOAH BEFORE THE WORLDWIDE FLOOD, GOD IN HIS MERCY IS WARNING US THROUGH THE BIBLE THAT JUDGMENT DAY WILL BE ON MAY 21, 2011.