I Love Nature

I love to be in nature, go on hikes, backpack, visit the beach, enjoy the flowers, bird watch, you name it.

I enjoy sunny days with a lot of heat or a cloudy and rainy day. I had the joy of seeing the Yellow-Rumped Warbler this year in my yard.

A Bird Came Down The Walk

Bird came down the Walk
He did not know I saw-
He bit an angle-worm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw,

And then he drank a Dew
From a convenient Grass,
And then hopped sidewise to the Wall
To let a Beetle pass-

He glanced with rapid eyes
That hurried all abroa-
They looked like frightened Beads, I thought
He stirred his velvethead

Like one in danger, Cautious,
I offered him a Crumb,
And he unrolled his feathers
And rowed him softer home

Than Oars divide the Ocean,
Too silver for a seam-
Or Butterflies, off Banks of Noon,
Leap, plashless as they swim.
Emily Dickinson

Coffee: A Delicious Drink

Making coffee has become an art. Cafe latte is delicious in the morning with friends or family. It is also nice to have a cup on a cold morning.

I like to have iced coffee on hot days. I prefer to make my own but it is nice to have someone make a cup for me as well.

Coffee has become not only a delicious breakfast drink, it has practically become a dessert.

Summer and Poetry

The last of Summer is Delight —

Deterred by Retrospect.

‘Tis Ecstasy’s revealed Review —

Enchantment’s Syndicate.

To meet it — nameless as it is —

Without celestial Mail —

Audacious as without a Knock

To walk within the Veil.

 (Emily Dickinson)

O Earth, that hast no voice, confide to me a voice!

O harvest of my lands! O boundless summer growths!

O lavish, brown, parturient earth! O infinite, teeming womb!

A verse to seek, to see, to narrate thee.

 (Walt Whitman)

Movies: Some Favorites.

I have quite a few movies I can watch over and over again because the story is well written and the photography and acting is good. Here is a sample of a few of my favs.

Clouds of Sils Maria (2014), is a great movie with excellent acting by Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart. The movie is about coming to terms with aging, death, youth with a new perspective and all done in a very artistic manner.

Into The Wild (2007) starring Emile Hirsch along with some other great actors. Jena Malone narrates throughout the movie in a most interesting way as the sister of Chris McCandless who is interpreted by Hirsch, and explains the true life story about living off the land and making his way to Alaska. The movie is about the outer and inner journey of McCandless.

Arrival (2016) This science fiction movie that stars Amy Adams along with other good actors, and is a very interesting and unique take on the arrival of aliens from outer-space who land strategically around the world and attempt to communicate with different cultures. A well made movie worth the watch.

Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) I know that a lot of people I talked to did not like the movie, but I liked it because of the original characters from the very first Terminator movie with some twists and turns in the storyline. It is action with Sci- Fi elements and what you would expect from the Terminator Franchise.

I have many more favorites, but these are some highlights.