a NEW awareness of gratitude – Day 15

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Happy November 15th! Oh, another hard one! The season I’m most grateful for (although I love them all!) would be Spring – simply because of all the NEW life all around!

Have a great day! Find something NEW to be grateful for!

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NEW photos of my week

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Oh man…I’m so excited! Finally NEW signs of Spring!!!  Life!  Color! YEAH!  Something to photograph!  Since our winter has been so mild, we hardly even had any pretty snow to photograph.  Thus my excitement for Spring!

I was thrilled that I (for once) had my cameras in my car.  This magnolia tree is at my work, so that was convenient…and so gorgeous!

Have a great day.  Do or learn something NEW!

NEW Spring Sugar Cookies

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YUM!  Spring Sugar Cookies!  I finally took the time to frost these cookies….(we won’t mention how long they sat on my counter in the air-tight containers…just waiting for my attention :o)  Even my son mentioned that he’d appreciate it if I made the frosting THE SAME DAY as I made the cookies!  Ya, Ya, Ya! :o)  I guess that should be my NEW goal.  Happy Friday!  Do or Learn something NEW!

learning a NEW poetry style: Haiku

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Well, I’m definitely NOT a poet! In my family, that would be my Mother, and I’m not about to accroach that distinction! I believe I may have heard about the poetry style of Haiku before…but not being overly interested until recently, I haven’t known what exactly makes a poem a Haiku!

If you are like me and are unfamiliar with Haiku…..learn about it at Haiku – Wikipedia and/or  Haiku – WikiHow.  {Do it!  Click the link and learn something NEW!} 😮

This Haiku by Brian P Cleary brought a smile to my face (as my son is, at this very moment, going through his grades online)!

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Four days of the year,

One tiny piece of paper

Turns my stomach sour.

There’s even a program that will detect a Haiku in a transcript for you! {check it out here} Although, there’s a lot more to a Haiku than the mere counting of syllables, I thought that sounded like a very fun thing to do!  One of these days, I’d like to write a Haiku for/about each family member and have people guess which poem is for each individual.  Part of the beauty of writing poetry, is writing in a way that isn’t too transparent…but isn’t too terribly difficult to understand either.  It’s a tricky balancing act I think!

Also, as I’ve been poking around poetry sites  lately, I learned something else NEW!  I did NOT know the United States had a Poet Laureate.  Did you!?!   Check her out here!