April

By: Proserpina, 2:08 PM GMT on April 01, 2015

"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."
- William Shakespeare



The Spring, 1630

"Now that the winter's gone, the earth hath lost
Her snow-white robes, and now no more the frost
Candies the grass, or casts an icy cream
Upon the silver lake or crystal stream;
But the warm sun thaws the benumbed earth,
And makes it tender; gives a sacred birth
To the dead swallow; wakes in hollow tree

Updated: 2:06 PM GMT on April 14, 2015

Please see #61! March, a confused month!

By: Proserpina, 3:27 PM GMT on March 07, 2015

MARCH



March has come in like a lion but will it go out like a lamb? So far March has brought us snow and more snow, cold winds, and ice. The little critters who live in my yard and surrounding areas are hungry and cold. Many come to my deck for food and fight over the feeding bird stations. Survival is their immediate need.

I am declaring my blog as the March Squirrel and Bird month! Photographically speaking! Or poetically! Or.......

Updated: 6:14 PM GMT on March 26, 2015

February

By: Proserpina, 4:49 PM GMT on February 01, 2015

WINTER - FEBRUARY

Keep your faith in beautiful things, in the sunshine when it is hidden, in the spring when it is gone. -
Roy R. Gibson



Winter Song

"Loud are the thunder drums in the tents of the mountains.
Oh, long, long
Have we eaten chia seeds
and dried deer's flesh of the summer killing.
We are tired of our huts
and the smoky smell of our clothing.
We are sick with the desire for ...

Updated: 10:33 PM GMT on March 02, 2015

Recorded First Example of Literature

By: Proserpina, 7:34 PM GMT on December 27, 2014

Enheduanna (2285-2250 B.C.)


Enheduanna in cuneiform.

Recently I mentioned that I am following a set of lectures on “The Foundations of Western Civilization”. Something that the professor said in one of his lectures really interested me, it was about a woman named Enheduanna as possibly being the first known (by name) poet and author in human history. Wow a woman!


Enheduanna is the lady with the ruffled skirt

Updated: 3:56 AM GMT on January 27, 2015

Mimi and Rocky

By: Proserpina, 12:09 AM GMT on November 29, 2014



MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS!

Sing hey! Sing hey!
For Christmas Day;
Twine mistletoe and holly.
For a friendship glows
In winter snows,
And so let's all be jolly!
~Author Unknown




A DOGS STORY

Rocky and Mimi provided the Thanksgiving entertainment at my house!

Mimi was a bit confused about the fact that for two days I had not given her the usual attention, so...

Updated: 11:01 PM GMT on December 23, 2014

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