Wednesday, July 22, 2015

ODE TO AGING..............................

Visited with my wonderful Aunt Ruth yesterday.....which prompted me to republish this post.  For those of us who are in the Autumn or Winter of our lives....introspection seems to always rear its head.  Here is mine.

When we travel this beautiful country....we meet many people our age, and much older; reflecting on these memories prompted me to write this.



When did this happen...this growing old?

Seventy fast approaches, young sprites please take heed
My young woman inside is still jaunty.....behind eyes that sparkle when she looks in the mirror

When did this happen...this growing old?

I view the world with a twenty year old heart
Hope and passion still afresh
Yet cataracts are growing now..dimming glorious sunsets and sparkling lights


When did this happen...this growing old?

My youthful body has departed now 
Replaced by one I seldom recognize
Yet spunk and vigor still reside here

When did this happen...this growing old?

And yet as I view my life ahead
With roads more curved than straight
I believe that age matters not one wit
My soul still sings it's song

When did this happen...this growing old?

As my soul's song fades to a simple hum
And my heart no longer beats
My mind's eye will keep repeating this question

When did this happen...this growing old?


Dear friends....I am so pleased you are following my journey.

Hugs,

Jo

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A LITTLE TIP ON FEATHERS..............................................

Oh my....it has been forever since I have been here in blogland.......
Just sharing an inexpensive little something in decorating today.  

My dearest  friend has one of these.....


At least I think Robert is a Macaw and not a Parrot....anyway...she has had him for over 15 years.  Did you know these birds can live like 80-90 years or so?  As you can tell, Robert has beautiful multi-colored feathers.  My beautiful friend has been saving all his tail feathers after he molts and she was gracious to share them with me as she knows how much I love ALL COLOR.  


I used them in a floral arrangement for the 4th of July....but they were so very pretty I did not want to pack them away.  So.......I figured out how I can enjoy them during this hot AZ summer
to add a jolt of color to this colorful house of ours.



This is a ZZ Plant  have at my front door....just a little burst  of color to make me smile when I come home.

Oh....I do so LOVE COLOR....THE MORE THE BETTER!  (O:

Stay happy and well.

xo

Jo

ON WISDOM............................................

"THE ART OF WISDOM IS KNOWING WHEN TO SPEAK YOUR MIND....AND WHEN TO MIND YOUR SPEECH." Don't know where I found t...