Monday, August 28, 2006

When Day Is Done

When Day Is Done... Posted by Picasa

Shadows lenghten. The sun slips down behind the mountains. Soon a sliver of a moon slides out from behind the clouds. Day is done.

Sometimes I wish the day was longer, as there was more I intended to accomplish. No amount of fretting extends the hours in my days. Other days, I welcome nightfall. Pulling the soft sheets up over my weary body is a welcome thought. Tonight it is the latter. My work for today is done, and I will soon slumber.

Here is a poem I wrote:

"Nocturnal Bliss"
By Marlene Depler

Sleep---who can resist the summons
of nocturnal bliss? Pulled out on gentle tides
into a pool of dreams.

Sleep---welcome relief
from life's persistent problems.
Demands, decisions melt away
in this realm of the unconscious.

Sleep---a wondrous gift;
restoration for weary mind and body.
slumber beckons me away until morning.

(c) Marlene Depler

Monday, August 21, 2006

Tablecloths finished at last! Posted by Picasa

If you read my post a while back about all those yards and yards of fabric, I am happy to report that I have finished making two large table clothes---one for the table with one leaf and another one for when the table has two leaves. The remaining fabric is enough to make some cloth napkins.

My indoor and outdoor projects have distracted me from blogging. I will try to do better at making regular post for those four or five of you who are my fan club! Ha!

Note: Alice asked for a close-up of the fabric, so I added it to the post.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Sunset last night! Posted by Picasa

My Birthday Morning

Sunrise this morning! Posted by Picasa

Today is my 55th birthday. I can start getting my senior citizen discounts. Wow! That's a scary thought. The discount at Kohl's department store will be nice, especially when I'm shopping for the grandchildren.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Double Rainbow Posted by Picasa

We have had rain two evenings in a row. What a blessing! This photo, taken from our back door, is a double rainbow after yesterday's rain moved through.