Mother Nature’s Helper

“Vintage Watering Can,” 18 x 18 acrylic on canvas by Tonya R. Hengerer   *Many thanks to my wonderful art teacher!       “Mother Nature’s Helper” by Tonya R. Hengerer   What one uses to Attack parched, arid Terroir, Eradicating dryness and Restoring an Ideal environment Necessary for Growing   Crops, such as, cantaloupe And, especially cucumbers—Mother Nature’s helper.  

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Snow Day

Acrostic poetry by Tonya R. Hengerer “Snow” Softly falling– Not a sound, Only Whirling, whirling to the ground.   “Winter” When Icy, cold weather Naturally interrupts The warmth Enjoyed upon Earth Radiated by the sun.   “Shovel” Something with which one Heaves snow Out of the way; a Very useful, Everyday tool–mostly Languishing in a shed until winter.  

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Civility

Thank you to my mother-in-law, Lynn Burke for sharing this lovely photo of her bonsai tree.    Bonsai is a Japanese art form using trees grown in containers. Buddhist monks viewed bonsai trees as a symbol of harmony, peace, and balance.   “Civility”   Caring about our Interactions and Valuing the Idea of Language that’s uplifting and Inspiring; thereby, bringing […]

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Whatever!

Just having some fun with this cheeky, little acrostic poem, because….. you know we’ve all been there at one time or another.  Here’s wishing you a whatever-free week! 😉   “Whatever” by Tonya R. Hengerer   When a situation Has reached A perfectly and Thoroughly ridiculous state and Emoting or dealing with it further would be a Very tiring Endeavor, this […]

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Friendship

I’ve known my friend, Rhonda for 30 years now.  We met in the spring of 1986 when we were both trying out for our high school’s drill/dance team.  I was 14 and she was 13.  Rhonda was friendly, bubbly, and easy-going, and we just seemed to click.  We were great friends throughout high school as well as college roommates. Rhonda […]

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Letting Go

  “Attachment is the origin, the root of suffering; hence it is the cause of suffering.” ~The Dalai Lama   “Attachment” ~Tonya R. Hengerer   At times, we hold on Too Tightly to An idea, memory, or Concept—perhaps, even a Human being or Material object.  Difficulty arises when life changes, but Expectations stay the same.  It’s Now Time to let […]

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Waterbound

  I recently discovered a unique band–a quartet of musicians from Vancouver Island, Canada called, The Fretless.  Each member plays the violin, viola, and cello, transforming fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, beautiful, and high energy arrangements of the Celtic traditions.  A number of their upbeat and spirited songs just may inspire you to kick up your heels.  In […]

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