Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Except, unlike Tyler Knott Gregson, 
I do not feel like spilled ink.

I am the ink 
poured purposefully
on top of the faded watercolors,
spreading out in many directions,
becoming the intended artwork.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cross By the Side of the Road

Cross by the side of the road,
He was on a motorcycle ride.
Don't know who died just how.
Still breaks me up inside.

My neighbor's grown daughter died.
I never met the girl, barely know the mother.
She has a cross in her front yard.
She lives on the corner.

Didn't really affect me when I heard the news,
Until I saw the cross in their front yard
Driving out of the subdivision today.
Made me think of my grown daughter.

She has a daughter of her own,
Just like my neighbor's girl.
I'd be raising my granddaughter,
Just like this neighbor mother.

I love this little princess dearly,
But there would be great loss
If something happened to my girl,
And that was my wood cross.

By: Paula Dean Nevison

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February Flower, Violet and Primrose

February'sbirth flower is the violet, which signifies watchfulness, loyalty, and faithfulness.
Give a violet to someone to let them know you'll always be there for them. 
The other February flower is the primrose,
which lets someone know you can't live without them.

 Tulips,       pansies,      poppies,
daffodils,   camellias,   primrose,
flowering cabbage and kale,
paper white narcissus,
and snapdragons
are currently