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Cows on Hills

Row of Cows

Odd Interstate Questions:
Why are all those cows on top of the hill?

Row of CowsOut on the wide prairie a small clump of cows were grazing in their usual lackadaisical way—grass tasting pretty much the same here as there—except for Ellie, who was wandering about on  her own.

Ellie had always been different. For one thing, she had a bell. Every cow knew to keep an ear out for her and make sure she didn’t get too far off. After all, sticking together is what cows are supposed to do.

Another difference was—she wasn’t a flower. All the cows except for Ellie were named for flowers. There was Clover, Dandelion, Zinnia and Daisy, among others.

“Where do you suppose she is going now?” asked Daisy.

“Not a clue,” replied Clover.

Still, they all moseyed after her ringing bell because cows stick together. That is what cows do.

On the great prairie where the land sprawls in flat vistas for miles on end, a small knoll can be like a mountain. It just so happened that on the edge of the pasture was such a knoll. It had lost much of its appeal when the interstate highway sliced through it several years back. But it was a knoll, no denying.

The herd trailed Ellie up the knoll and were soon knotted together on the very tip top. There was almost enough space for all to fit if they didn’t move about much.

“Does anyone know what we are doing here?” asked Daisy.

“Not so much,” replied Zinnia.

“I just came for the view,” said Ellie.

Row of Cows

Moral: Sometimes the smallest change can make the biggest difference.
Following without question may get you little more than a scenic tour.

Published: January 2, 2011

Happy New Year

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Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2011.  A brand new year with no mistakes in it—yet.

I have always loved that magic moment at the very start of a new beginning.  That moment before the first decision is made, the first breath is taken, the first sigh released, when the possibilities are unlimited.

Don’t get me wrong.  I am not frightened by mistakes, I look forward to them, and the lessons they teach me. Still, I like to take a moment to enjoy the nanosecond of perfection before pushing forward on any new endeavor.

I have had a lot of fun over the past year.  I have learned a great deal about clip art and graphics in general.  Many of the spam comments I received were hilarious.  It is really a shame I was not able to share them with you. I am sure you already have enough links to Viagra sites without my adding any.

I am rather amazed that I managed to finish the 575 lines.  It may be the first time I have ever kept a New Year’s resolution.  It only took me 60 years.

I am not quite sure what I will be doing with the blog this year now that the 575 lines are finished. I have been kicking around a few ideas but haven’t settled on anything definite.  After the restrictions of the 575 lines I am ready for some freedom.  I am very sure that there will not be 365 more of them.

My daughter wants me to tell stories about my childhood.  But I suspect that she has a hidden agenda.  (Don’t all children want to know their parents’ darkest secrets?)

My sister wants me to tell stories about my life.  But I suspect she also has a hidden agenda.  (Don’t all siblings want to know your darkest secrets?)

Me, I just want to be entertained.  I am quite easily entertained—one of the prime secrets to a happy life—so just about anything might show up here over the next year except my darkest secrets.  Those I think I will keep to myself.

Ta for now. Do not forget to eat your black-eyed peas. We can all use a bit of luck in the coming year.

Published: January 1, 2011

Toot, Toot

Reaching for the Stars

Reaching for the Stars

Sing out cheers for me!

It is over, done, kaput.

Onward and upward.

Published: December 31, 2010

Home Improvement

Home Improvement

Rewarding weekend:

With hammer, nails, paint and brush

Create a dream home.

Published: December 30, 2010

Small Items

Stained Glass Heart

I would rather be

Enthralled by tiny treasures

As anything else.

Published: December 29, 2010


Wacky direction sign

Chase after your bliss;

Live simply but joyfully;

Flirt with destiny.

Published: December 28, 2010

Private Club



Up high over look;

Panoramic hideaway;

Majestic tree house.

Published: December 27, 2010