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Serenity

Picture of sun streaming through trees and Quote by Lao Tzu
http://quotes.land/nature-doesnt-hurry/

Sitting here on my couch

Gazing out my window

Things quiet and serene

Sunshine steaming down

Upon the daffodils

Birds happily feasting

As squirrel scurries by

Nature seems content

Not a worry nor care

Oh that we were there

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“Nature doesn’t hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu

This quote was on the tag of my favorite herbal tea bag. Ah, yes, that mankind could model nature…

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Robin’s Return

Robin in my yard

“Long time no see!

My fair weather friend!

Make yourself welcome,

Winter’s at it’s end.”

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(Me talking to the Robin I saw in my yard this morning! 😃Such a welcome sighting!))

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“Peachy Keen”

Peach-paper collage by Leona J. Atkinson 2020
Peach-original paper collage art by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Kenickie,

“Hope your day’s

Peachy keen,

Jelly Bean!”

From, Rizzo.

Syllabic Verse

A bit of humor here today as I am remembering the 50’s and a favorite saying of that time ” peachy keen jelly bean” which was also a line in one of my favorite movies, “Grease”. As I was creating this peach collage today for an Instagram challenge I am participating in, I was reminded  of this saying which brought me a smile, so I thought I would share it with all of you. 🙂

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Lifelines Needed

Ducks floating in the bay at Bandon, OR.
Ducks floating in the bay at Bandon, OR. 2019

In this ol’

Life at times

We find we’re

Just able

To stay afloat

And tread water

Not moving

Not going

Just keeping

Our heads up

Until someone

Helps us out

By throwing

Us out a

Lifeline

Syllablic Verse

Be that someone-throw out a lifeline to somebody in need.

Posted in November 2019, Syllabic Verse

A Seen Scene

Original painting by Leona J. Atkinson 2019
Original painting by Leona J. Atkinson 2019

Starry Night

Delights the eye

Was it real

Or just seen

By Van Gogh’s

Artist mind

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I have always admired “The Starry Sky” painting by Van Gogh and the interesting history behind it.

Therefore, when I was given the opportunity to try to paint it as a gift for my grand-daughter, I jumped at the chance,however as a beginner in art, and a newby with acrylics, I was challenged indeed!

However, as Van Gogh said: “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. So I gave it a try!

The result was of course no where near as beautiful as Van Gogh’s but I had fun trying and my grand-daughter loved it!

Click the link below to read the story behind Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” painting.

Van Gogh Starry Night – The Painting and The Story