Happy Halloween 2017

The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too. ~Samuel Butler, English author

Seriously, Mama? Domer’s Karate Kid outfit?

This is the best you can come up with for my Trick or Treating costume?

Okay, fine. Now bring on the cookies!


Pretty Posies

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. ~Claude Monet, French Impressionist painter

I think Monet was onto something.

Perhaps all creative types thrive when surrounded by Nature’s beauty, whether it’s trees and flowers or seas and mountains.

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Haiku Times Two

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher and writer

Mr. Grasshopper,
What do you think you’re doing
Clinging to that wall?

Madam, I’m merely
Trying to see if this brick
Makes a sturdy house.



Take nothing but your memories; leave nothing but your footprints.  — Native American Chief Seattle

I traveled to Douglas-Hart Nature Center in central Illinois for my Walktober, a group walk organized by Robin over at Breezes at Dawn. If you’d like to join in the fun, do so and link here so she can include you.

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Wednesday Limerick

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book. ~Irish Proverb

There once was a Sheltie named Dallas
Who thought he lived in a palace.
He ate and he slept,
And became most adept
At banishing signs of malice.


Counting Down

A writer only begins a book, it is the reader who completes it; for the reader takes up where the writer left off as new thoughts stir within him. ~David Harris Russell

That’s a writer’s hope anyway.

To inspire, entertain, encourage, motivate, and so on.

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