Poetry: ~In Pink and Lime she Dresses~

In pink and lime, she dresses,

displaying her allure, boldly,

a tenebrous, little lady,

inviting admiration,

seductively, she poses.

By Sheila: September 10, 2013

In Pink and Lime she Dresses
In Pink and Lime she Dresses

Almost obscured by other flowers and foliage, this little jewel invited me to taken her picture. I took this photo last week on September 5, 2013, during my jaunt up the Big Thompson Canyon. I hope you enjoy her beauty as much as I do.

Poetry~Branded Egotism~


Once my bark, reflected beauty,

smooth, strong and pretty.


Pride felt, standing in my meadow,

providing food, shade for many a fellow. 


My branches, a home to countless lives,

birds build nests and thrive. 


Now ugly and scarred, as you can see,

slowly dying, deep inside. 


On to my being, egos branded,

why people feel the need, let’s be candid.


They can’t just look upon my existence,

admiring my purpose from a distance.


With assault complete, they leave,

a piece of my soul, bereaved.

By Sheila: September 9, 2013

Look closely at this Aspen Tree and you will see how many times people have carved their initials, their names and even statements in to the bark. To me this is sad.

I took this photo on September 5, 2013.


Poetry: ~A Spider’s Web~

A Spider"s Web
A Spider”s Web

droplets of water 

graces a spider’s web

forming illusions of reflection

tell me, what you see


when you gaze into these drops

dreaming from the heart

are they borrowed or yours

tell me, sincerely


 when the glow softens, at the end of this day

and twilight dims the light

reflections turn inward

tell me, what transpires


droplets of water 

gracing a spider’s web

now forming reflections of reality

tell me, what you believe


reflections, of the heart

must always find their way

becoming reflections in the mind

so they can emerge again, tell me

By Sheila: September 7, 2013


I captured this spider’s web on September 5, 2013, as I walked around a nature park in the Big Thompson Canyon. The spider build it’s web up against a big boulder and was almost hidden among some foliage. I took the shot looking straight down.

SBS: ~American Coot~

American Coot (4)
American Coot ~they are Beautiful~


Sheila’s Bird Shots: ~American Coot~

In early spring, of this year, we were returning home from our winter trip and we stopped at Balmorhea State Park for a couple of days. This state park is located in Balmorhea, Texas.

This little pond, in the state park, provided the perfect feeding area for these American Coots. The sun was setting, turning the pond’s surface to a beautiful “fire” color.


American Coot (3)
Swimming among the Reeds
American Coot (5)
Fiery Surface
American Coot (1)
Taking a Bite
American Coot (2)
American Coot
American Coot (6)
Beautiful Sunset Colors on the Pond

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Enjoying retirement: On The Road & At Home