Monday, September 29, 2008

Jumping in a little late

September's Poetic License Challenge over at Robin's was to write a Fall-themed cinquain. I'm a little late jumping onboard because even though Fall officially began over a week ago, here in the sunny southwest, the grass and leaves are still green and it was 85 degrees today!! It's just not feeling like Fall here yet.

You're in for a treat! I made my three older children write a cinquain as a part of school today. (They moaned like I was killing them.) Actually my 16 year old daughter had to write three cinquains - one in each style that Robin listed here.

#1Son. He's 11 (and a real melancholy - can you tell?)

Dark, Cold
Crying, sighing, moaning
Summer's over and it feels so lonely

Sweetly. She's 13 and loves the Fall.

Cold, crisp.
Running, watching, falling.
A new season is here! It's all wonderful and exciting!

Sweetanlo. 16 and an aspiring writer (which is why she had to do all three!)

Colorful, beautiful
Morphing, drifting, falling,
From green to orange and yellow, awe inspiring difference

Frosty, Chilly
Freezing, shaking, moving
Hoping for eventual warmth

September 22 is the very first day of fall
The cripsness in the air just goes to show
That colder times have come to call
The leafs have fallen oh so low
And soon we shall see snow

And it's only fair that I write at least one myself. Here's mine

red, green
roasting, flipping, tumbling
it is fall when the smell of their fire-roasting goodness is wafting through the air

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Photo Hunters - View

I had so much fun visiting all the different roads of last week's Photo Hunters.

I can't wait to see what we come up with for this week's theme - View. So many possibilities!

Do you have a good view? Let us have a look too!

As for me, I couldn't settle for just one view.

Photo Hunt - View

Mesas in southern Colorado

North Rim Grand Canyon Arizona

Sandia Crest New Mexico

And finally something a little more close to home...

the view from my kitchen window

Go by for a great view!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Photo Hunters - Road

We're going places this week as Photo Hunters. The challenge? Our theme: Road.

Got a bit of the wanderlust yourself?? Grab your camera and come along with us!

Photo Hunt - Road

Impart as much as you can of your spiritual being
to those who are on the road with you,
and accept as something precious
what comes back to you from them.

- Albert Schweitzer

On the road again

A Shout-Out from Martha

Some lucky bloggers are going to get reviews on Martha Stewart's Blog.

Leave a comment on on this post and you could be one of them.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Photo Hunters - Wild

What a fun theme for this week's Photo Hunters. We're looking for a picture of something WILD! So many possibilities. I've already been perusing the entries and there are some really interesting takes on the theme. My post is two-fold.

Photo Hunt - Wild

Here is a lioness that we saw last August at the "Lion Zoo" in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We were pleased to view her from afar.

And here is the Ethiopian lioness that I was glad to bring home. And no! You can't have her.

More wild things..

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Seven Years

Because we really shouldn't ever forget.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Photo Hunters - String(s)

I'm late posting for Photo Hunters today, because I had such a hard time coming up with a photo for "string(s)." Finally settled on this. Plenty of string here.

Photo Hunt - String(s)

Beautiful beaded necklaces laying on a lovely woven scarf, all from Ethiopia.

I love TNChick's photo for this week's theme.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

WFMW - Backwards Edition

This week's Works-for-Me Wednesday is a "Backwards Edition". That means instead of coming up with bright ideas for you, I ask a question and you come up with bright ideas for me. I like the sound of that.

So here's how you can help me. I'm all out of ideas. I need new recipes that work for this situation:

Two or three nights a week we have to eat dinner in shifts because parts of the family are gone at dinner time. I could really use some recipes for meals that I can cook for those eating at our regular dinner time and then put on the stove on low until my other kids and my husband can come home and eat. And please, kid-friendly recipes would be appreciated.


Don't Miss This!

Fall always makes me a bit melancholy. Fortunately for me, Laurel is doing something to welcome fall.


Ahhhhhh. I'm feeling better already.