Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Baseball Days

Baseball was made for kids,
and adults only screw it up.
Bob Lemon

There is almost nothing better than a T-ball game.  One of my favorite little guys is having a serious discussion on the bench before he goes out to bat.  (Everybody bats, but notice the glove is still on.  You have to be prepared!!)  And he will slide into home. every. single. time.  Almost four is a perfect age for baseball!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Nothing Changes??...

Know what's weird?
Day by day nothing seems to change,
but pretty soon....everything's different.
Calvin and Hobbs

I guess I have been quoting comic strips lately.  I've always thought there was a lot of wisdom in our cartoons.  (And I loved "Calvin and Hobbs"!!)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Flood Waters Recede

The flood waters will recede,
the famine will end,
the sun will shine tomorrow,
and I will always be here to take care of you.
Charlie Brown to Snoopy

We've had a lot of rain around these parts.  The rivers, creeks, and lakes are full to overflowing.  This is what is left when the waters recede. 

Friday, June 25, 2010

Wising Up

By three methods we learn wisdom:
First, by reflection, which is noblest;
second, by imitation, which is easiest;
and third, by experience, which is bitterest.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Farming? Easy???

Farming looks mighty easy
when your plow is a pencil
and you're a thousand miles from the field.
Dwight David Eisenhower

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Philosophy For the Hypercritical

See everything;
overlook a great deal;
correct little.
Pope Paul XXIII

Monday, June 21, 2010

Solitude- A Solution

We live in a very tense society.
We are pulled apart...
and we all need to learn how
to pull ourselves together...
I think that at least part of the answer lies in
Helen Hayes

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Best Fathers

He didn't tell me how to live;
he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Clarence Budington Kelland
Photo by the Mr.

Friday, June 18, 2010

God's and Man's Love of Flowers

God loved the flowers and invented soil.
Man loved the flowers and invented vases.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

On Hope- From 'Superman'

Once you choose hope,
anything's possible.
Christopher Reeve

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Dogs- Ignorance is Bliss

Did you ever walk into a room
and forget why you came in?
I think that is how dogs spend their lives.
Sue Murphy

This is Mr. Baxter our Shih Tzu Poodle mix puppy.  He is housebroken, but is getting ready to start some obedience training.  Today, Easy Street is all about dogs and their impact on our lives. I like Baxter.  He is more tolerant than most people I know, and most of the time-- he is easier to love!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ah, Water!

And so began my love affair with water.
Brad Paisely lyrics "Water"

Friday, June 11, 2010

Figure out where you're going

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


The dragonfly:
a flying flower?

This glow-in-the-dark dragonfly yard art
was a gift.  I love it.  It reminds me of childhool.
My sister and I spent many summers
trying to catch the dragonflies at the creek
--with no luck.
They were so pretty--and obviously
meant to stay free.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Summer afternoon- summer afternoon;
to me, those have always been
the two most beautiful words
in the English language.
Henry James

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Wisdom of Thoreau

  I went to the woods
because I wanted to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die,
discover that I have not lived.
Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Short Days of Childhood

Sweet childish days,
that were as long as twenty days are now.
William Wordsworth

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


This was the line waiting for breakfast this weekend at the campout:  pajama legs, young legs, older legs.  There were legs and feet ready for the creek and some that had just crawled out of bed.  At the end of this line- pancakes.  All of these are happy legs.