Tuesday, August 23, 2016

I WILL be back …

When I sat down to apologize for not blogging all summer, I looked at my history for the past several years, and I’ve done it every year. So I guess it would be safe to say that I’m mostly a bad weather blogger. When the fall comes around, I write more.

I haven’t wasted the summer. I planted a backyard, a small garden, converted our van to a camper, helped Al through 6 weeks of radiation, and did a lot of playing outside.


I’ll be back after Labor Day. Until then, enjoy the photos!

 

 



I hope that everybody is enjoying what's left of Summer, 2016! We've still got a couple of Hot Springs / Massage trips planned before we hunker down for the winter.

Please donate to the Louisiana recovery if you can.


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Have A Cup Of Tea!

The first bowl moistens my lips and throat;
The second bowl banishes all loneliness;
The third bowl clears my mind of words and books;
At the fourth cup, I begin to perspire ---
life's troubles evaporate through my pores.
The fifth cup cleanses my entire being.
Six cups and I am in the realm of the divine;
Seven cups --- ah, but I can drink no more;
I can only feel the gentle breezes blowing
through my sleeves,
wafting me away to the Isle of immortality!

---Lu Tong, Eighth - Century Chinese poet, from
In Gratitude For A Gift Of Fresh Tea

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