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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The Weekly Bleat

A Prayer In Spring ~ Robert Frost *Read at the Dedication of John F. Kennedy Park, May 29, 1987   Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today; And give us not to think so far away As the uncertain harvest; keep us here All simply in the springing of the year.   Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white, Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night; And make us happy in the happy bees, The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.   And make us happy in the darting bird That suddenly above the bees is heard, The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill, And off a blossom in mid air sands still.   For this is love and nothing else is love, The which it is reserved for God above To sanctify to what far ends He will, But which it only needs that we fulfill.

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Signs of Spring

  “Daffodils” ~William Wordsworth (1770-1850)   I wander’d lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the Milky Way, They stretch’d in […]

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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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Snowed In On Green Hill Farm

Originally posted on fourth generation farmgirl:
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…

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Communication

As a speech and language pathologist, I had a little fun with this acrostic poem.   “Communication”   Connecting with Others, using various Methods to Maximize Understanding and expression of language: Nonverbal language– Including, eye Contact, facial expression, body language, And Tone of voice.  Of course, verbal language Is the alternative; One that requires lots of Nifty words….spoken and signed. […]

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Attracting Bees

“The pedigree of honey does not concern the bee; a clover; anytime, to him, is aristocracy.” ~Emily Dickinson These photographs are courtesy of our friend and photographer, Doug Frassa.  Many thanks to Doug for graciously sharing his lovely photographs with Fourth Generation Farmgirl.

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