you know the drill


Learning Lessons the Hard Way

Violence, anger and strife are no way to live a life.  Sometimes we make mistakes, it can hurt. There really is a Silver Lining. Light at the end of the tunnel. This life is our proving ground. Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose but its how you play the game that matters. Take deep breaths, breathe in Nature all around you. She has a wonderful calming effect. It takes many days for a flower to bloom,  this can be a parable for our own life. Slowly developing into a beautiful spirally Universe.  We can be the shelter from the storm for so many people. Meditate on what is good and positive. If we all do the inner work, we can make this world a Wonderful Place.

Prince Grenouille

One fine evening a young princess put on her bonnet and clogs, and went out to take a walk by herself in a wood; and when she came to a cool spring of water witha rose in the middle of it, she had a golden ball in her hand, which was her favourite plaything; and she was always tossing it up into the air; and cathing it again as it fell…. into a pond, she wept as she could not swim. Calling for help she heard a croak and a splash. A dashing green frog appeared on the bank., moss dripping from his slimy head. The princess stepped back in agast as most princesses do. 

Fearing his sloppy hops in her direction the princess turned to run but failed at the the sound of the croaky voice behind her.

Prince Grenouille at your service! Rising up on spindly legs, the Frog Prince made a hearty bow. You could alomost imagine him to be a gentleman in a top hat.  The Princess couldn’t resist to return a delicate curtsy.

 Prince Grenouille leaped with a floppy splash into the murky pond. Up popped the Golden Ball covered in mudslime.

Dear Princess,  I will only return your precious ball to you,  if you grant me a most desired wish

Oh Thank you, the princess said.  What is it, that you wish?

What I would like is a friend.  That‘s all.  A friend to spend time with me, to eat supper with me, to read for me, to sleep beside me, and to kiss me goodnight!” the frog said.
Yes! Anything! The Princess replied. 

The Frog Prince tossed her the ball,  it sailed through the air like a second sun, sparkling gold.

Hummingbird lane

The simplistic life of a Japanese botanist, yet,  he conspires the most complex configurations of the garden,  producing a positive energy flow.  Every plant has a suitable dwelling place, every corner alive!  The shade trees are particularly favored,  sheltering the schools of koi fish, swimming lazily,  in lush green ponds. 

A Fish and a Dream reveal Exultant Promise~marvin celestial

Enchanted Gardens

Entranced le gardein

shaded pathways ensconced in ivy 

an open gate beckons the busy small town street

“But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun”~romeo

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”~Juliet

In The Garden by emily dickenson

“a 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 abroad,-

They looked like frightened beads, I thought;

He stirred his velvet head…


“Than oars divide the ocean,

Too silver for a seam,

Or butterflies, off banks of noon,

Leap, plashless, as they swim.