Thatโ€™s Just My Dad…

Moon River

Wider than a mile

I’ll be crossing

You in style some day…..

๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต

Dad, I can’t believe it’s been 21 years since you went off to play jazz sitting on a cloud!

In the quiet moments of a hard day- I can still hear you guiding me in the right direction.

When I close my eyes I see your smile.

(Playing with my daughter)๐Ÿ’•
(My son, dad’s mini me)๐Ÿ’•

When i listen to music i automatically pick out each individual instrument just the way you taught me.

(2nd from the left)๐ŸŽบ

When i dance i recall how cool it was as a little girl to be waltzing around the room while standing on your feet.

(Dad’s original
mini me, ME)๐Ÿ’•

When i am near someone smoking a Tiparillo -i inhale and it reminds me of your occasional after-dinner cigar.

Each day i feel your gentle nature all around me.

Thank you dad for being you…๐Ÿ’•

That’s just My Dad! โค๏ธ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽบ๐ŸŽบ

Kind Regards and

Smiling with memories -K

Retrospective

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The Gavelโ€™s Decision

“GUILTY!” States the Judge!

“Of what? ” I ask?

He replies, “It’s an extensive list!”

“Please tell me!”, I plead.

“Remember, YOU asked”,the Judge retorts and continues .

“On this day, let it be known that:”

“You love him too much.”

“You accepted unacceptable terms.”

“You walked into a relationship with the odds against you.”

“A couple needs the freedom, to be there for each other.”

“Equality in spending quality time, at your house, or his house. You DID NOT have that.”

“Without the above, you lose a precious gift. The opportunity to truly show your love, be there and support each other through all kinds of things, on an even playing field.”

“Due to yours being one sided, your house open, his being off limits, your giving nature was stifled.”

But I thought it would be only for a short time and all would work out!”, I intervened.

“Even true love has it’s limits, young lady.” “Over 2 years of being reigned in, will take it’s toll”, Said the Judge

“So what now?”, I asked

“Look at this picture, what do you see?”, he asked

“A beautiful reflection in the slow moving water of a blue sky, white clouds, and the trees along the shore” said I

“Exactly!”, The Judge nodded in agreement.

“You are those trees, standing tall, reaching for the sun, stuck in one place, as the river continues on”, replied the Judge.

“Now look at this picture and tell me what you see”

A vibrant colored sky, the sun’s rays free to spread their light across the sky, the horizon.” Said I

The Judge asked, ” Which one represents you?”

I started to cry, my heart felt heavy, as though someone had placed a ton of bricks on my chest.

Which one did I choose?

Kind Regards – K

Photography copyrighted and compliments of BGage.

Guilty

Contentment in now

As a young child

I could

Lay on a blanket

And get lost

In the beauty

Of deep blue skies

Decorated with wisps

Of white clouds

Seemingly forever.

Obviously

Fifty years later,

Things haven’t changed,

Yesterday at lunch,

No blanket needed,

My eyes, heart & soul

Gravitated upward.

Click!

Eventually those wisps

Move on,

Dissipate,

But,

Their majestic

Mystery,

Peaceful exuberance

Remains.

Kind Regards and

Feeling content – K

๐Ÿฆ‹

Photography copyrighted and compliments of K of TheBlackWallBlog 5.23.2018

Disappear

Shopping Trip

Run to the store

After work.

Pick up a few

From my mini list.

Overstuff my

Carry basket.

Checkout line

Ringing out.

Look behind,

There’s quite a line!

Seems I arrived

At the perfect time!

Feeling successful,

And compassionate.

Smiling,

Make some room

For the gal’s heavy things

Behind me.

Bagged up

Payment made

Off I start to go.

An Ol’ neighbor

Shouts a sweet hello.

I answer back

With a “How are you?”

Quick exchange.

Life

And a grocery store

In a small town.

Not one person knew

I conquered

A panic attack

To be there.

Kind Regards

and # winning – K

Awkward

Attitude

Your attitude

Ain’t nothing new,

I perfected it

Long before you,

Were even born.

Rather funny,

That I,

Once, just like you,

Thought I knew

Everything too!

Surprise!

I didn’t.

In time, my dear,

I have to say,

There definitely,

Will come a day.

The one you-

Realize,

The words,

I speak are true.

In life

There are

Unrealized moments

That will mold you.

People that will hold you.

Other’s that,

Will set you free.

That’s just the way

It’s gonna be.

No one knows,

What the years will bring.

My hope,

You take time

To observe and absorb

All of it in,

And do your very best.

May you keep

Your open heart,

Give hugs to those in need,

Be kind,

And plant some

Hope, silliness,

Along with

Happiness seeds,

Wherever your

Path may lead you.

One last wish,

Is mine, selfishly.

At some point,

That path your on,

Brings you back

Towards me.

Moms hearts

Have a need

For their

Children’s endless

Joy and possibilities

And the chance

To experience

all the

Glorious gifts

Our universe

Has to offer.

As I recall

Our story,

Isn’t new at all.

Seems my mom,

Did regale one

Similar .

I didn’t believe her, either.

๐Ÿค”

Xxooxxoo

โค๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‹โค๏ธ

Kind Regards – K

Photography from K of TheBlackWallBlog memories.

Mentor

Things Change

Tuesday morning he was

Laughing,

Tuesday afternoon he was

Gone.

The shock, brought silence.

Then tears

And grief.

Wednesday we awoke

To find his gift.

He must have whispered

In her ear.

“Let them remember me

With smiles,

Set them free from their pain.

Hence, Mother Nature

Gave us Spring.

โค๏ธ

Baby Lilacs

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Blueberries buds

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Maple

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Hemlock pine cones!

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In fond memory of Frank,

Gone but never forgotten.

Rest In Peace my friend.

๐Ÿฆ‹

Kind Regards and sunshine -K

Photography compliments of BGage. 5/2/2018

Abrupt

Lines & Monday Musings

A “lot” of lines! ๐Ÿ˜

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Collecting sap to boil down and make Maple Syrup.

Yummy!

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Looking up the Ct. River.

From the NH side looking to VT.

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Opportunities for a pic are everywhere! ๐Ÿฆ‹

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Parade? ๐Ÿ˜

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Have a seat! ๐Ÿ’ƒ

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Natural lines!

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Kind Regards and glad you’re here -K

๐ŸŒท

Photography compliments and copyrighted by BGage and K of TheBlackWallBlog.

Lines

Your Olโ€™ Black Truck

Barbara Streisand sang it so perfectly in “The Way We Were”

“Can it be that it was all so simple then. Or has time rewritten every line” ๐Ÿ˜˜

Opened up your text

A familiar ache,

Grabbed hold of me.

My heart stopped

For a moment.

There she was

Still shiny and black.

Chuck full of what was,

Promises, sweet words,

Infinite possibilities.

Our first kiss.

Wish we could go back,

And have a little chat.

But it was,

All so long ago.

Your Ol’ black truck

Filled with the sweetest memories,

Flashbacks of laughter,

Silliness and hope.

And

Adventures yet to be.

Wish we could go back,

And have a little chat.

But it was,

All so long ago.

So clearly I recall

Two people making plans.

I fell in love with you.

Watching the sunset.

While,

Sitting on the tailgate.

Of that Ol’ black truck.

Wish we could go back,

And have a little chat.

But it was,

All so long ago.

Has it been 3 years?

What happened to that spark?

That was ignited

On our mountain top?

Cruising to loud music,

As we traveled country roads.

In your Ol’ black truck.

Wish we could go back,

And have a little chat.

But it was,

All so long ago.

Somewhere,

Somehow,

As life continued on.

Our fire turned to embers,

The embers grew so cold.

Everything that started

From the spark

We ignited,

In your Ol’ black truck.

Wish we could go back,

And have a little chat.

But it was,

All so long ago.

Promises were broken.

Sweet words turned sour.

Infinite possibilities

Were crushed with reality.

All the dreams we shared,

Have passed their

Date of expiration.

Broken and sitting

In the back forty.

Put out to pasture,

Like your ol’ black truck.

Wish we could go back,

And have a little chat.

But it was,

All so long ago.

โค๏ธ

Kind Regards and Reminiscing -K

Photography compliments and copyrighted by BGage.

Notable

My backyard 4/2018

Quick click, bumpity bump!

>>

A beautiful Thursday!

>>

Picnic tables all in a row

What can you see as a mode of transportation in this click?

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๐Ÿคฃ

Found my missing ladder!

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Playful silhouettes!

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Proof of Spring’s arrival!

๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŽถ

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View from the John Deere tractor. First time mowing in 2018!

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My yearly Holly berry that awaits for me to rake so that it can brightly say Surprise! ๐Ÿคฃ

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Look!! Another surprise awaits to be discovered.

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What’s happening in your backyard?

We would love it if you would share with us!

By quote, pic or prose your choice!

๐ŸŒท

Kind Regards and wishing you all a Happy Spring -K

๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฆ‹

Photography compliments of BGage, K of TheBlackWallBlog and ADierks. Copyrighted 2018

Awakening

Always You

In the beginning,

You were closer

Than anyone could ever be.

Little flutters, kicks and

Finally, I held you.

Then every night, up at 3.

To feed, rock and nurture.

My love surrounded us

To keep you safe and warm.

Back to work,

I had to go,

Throughout my day

Constantly, worrying

Wondering.

What were you

Doing, thinking,

Eating?

Often I would cry.

Until I rushed to pick you up,

My eves were spent

Holding, hugging, rocking

Singing you a lullaby,

Until you finally slept.

Lovingly I peered

Upon my sleeping babe.

And time continued on.

Seasons passed.

๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท

Days flew by

We tracked your height

With an old yard stick

A mark upon the door trim wood.

We were close

Life wasn’t perfect

But felt fabulous.

And Oh so good!

Soon you were off to school.

Everyday, I wondered

What you were

Doing, thinking.

As the sun went down

In our world.

After homework was done.

We sat around the

Kitchen table,

You would share your stories.

We’d laugh and giggle.

Often,

We’d rush to your

Baseball or basketball

Practice or a game.

As my day would

come to a close,

I would wonder

What was I doing

Right or wrong?

Was I teaching you enough?

Giving you life’s resources

To be

Accomplished in your life?

Often I searched for answers,

As I laid there

Trying to sleep.

And time went on.

Seasons passed.

Now,

As the sun gently rests

At the end of my day.

Random texts arrive.

Phone calls,

I’m blessed with

Pictures in the mail.

You share

what you are

Doing and thinking.

I am proud of what

You are accomplishing,

In your daily life.

When I go to bed at night.

I smile and am

Ever so thankful.

Knowing it’s time

And patience

That has kept us growing closer.

Though distance keeps us apart.

As the years go by

And the seasons pass.

As it has always been

Since your arrival.

No matter how old you are

Or where your life

Might take you,

In my heart

The truest love.

Will always belong

To you.โค๏ธ

Kind Regards and thinking about my children -K

โค๏ธ

Photography compliments and copyrighted by BGage & K of TheBlackWallBlog.

Authentic

Wednesday Wisdom 4.18.18

“I like the sound of that…”

๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ

Sing a little ditty

Belt loudly

Out your song!

Show positivity

And kindness!

Let everyone know

We all are one.

Yes!

“All of us” belong!

๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ

Kind Regards and wishing you a wonderful Wednesday -K

๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถโค๏ธ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ

Photography compliments and copyrighted by BGage and Determinedsupersnail of TheBlackWallBlog.

Song

One step back

Fret! Fret! Fret!

Imagined the worst!

Worried!

Uptight!

Paced!

Couldn’t eat!

Couldn’t sleep!

Shoulders met my earlobes!

Doubt!

Felt Insecure!

Overly sensitive!

All because

I misread

The situation!

Why?

An old habit!

I thought I’d overcome.

I’m a banana head!

Now?

Chalk it up!

Let it go!

Laugh it off!

Look in the mirror!

Make a silly face!

Give myself the raspberry!

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Often I seem to mirror

New England weather,

Yesterday

windows open

After work

I raked!

Some lawn had appeared!

Today,

It snowed!

Mother Nature dear

What ARE you up to?

Let it go!

Laugh it off!

Go look in the mirror,

Make a funny face!

Give yourself a raspberry!

Stop being a banana head!

Ha!

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Remember:

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#Winning!

Kind Regards and chuckling -K

Photography compliments and copyrighted by BGage and K at TheBlackWallBlog.

Thwart

What DO YOU DO?

Long week at work,

FINALLY Friday!

Feeling accomplished,

Then…

Your NEW boss asks

I need you to make

A list…

We really don’t know

What it is you do?

Could you make a list

So we know?

HUH?

WHAT?

UHM, OK…

Heart feels heavy

Brain goes blank,

Shoulders droop,

You take the piece of

Paper and drag your feet

To your office.

๐Ÿ˜ฎ

That was Friday

Today is Saturday

A fresh new day!

The sun is shining!

It’s over 40ยฐ!

And I’m singing

“Everyday, Everyday,

Everyday, I write the book…”

Elvis Costello and The Attractions – 1998

G’Ma’s trying on

Her first pair

Of never ever say never

Pre-ripped embroidered

Jeans!

I Am In Love!

Feel like I’m stylin’

In my jammies!

And YES it was me.

When they first appeared,

Who once said

“Why would anyone ever

Buy a pair of pre-ripped

Jeans?

Of course that was about

Twenty years ago.

“When I knew it all.

๐Ÿค”

Giggles!

Kind Regards and getting smarter everyday -K

# winning

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