My State of Mind in Color

A phenomenon of color saturating my world

defining paled hues arranged in a swirl

Each petal reflects a segment of life

ignorant of peace unaware of strife

Conclusions surprisingly amassed

such beauty far unsurpassed

My state of existence never to cower

my life flourishes as a flower


My poem inspired by photo-challenges/state-of-mind

While sipping coffee on the back porch, my state of mind was in technicolor. And what a glorious day filled with sun! So my dears, we can ease our fears. Afford us the patience as summer nears.




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Let’s Create A Fine Chain By Sharing The Links…

a cooking pot and twisted tales


‘Welcome to all my new follows and friends and Welcome to the click-a-link club.

I appreciate the choice you made in deciding to follow my blog, which I consider as a present.

If you notice, as much as I am a very individually minded person, I am also a very community minded and conscious person. In simple terms, I like people.

In here, I try to have a warm atmosphere that is welcoming for all and I cook in large quantities, because I never know who is coming to tea or dinner.

So, do make yourself comfortable and feel free to say hey anytime.

Are you comfortable now? Good. Now put up your feet on that plump purple cushy foot-rest in the corner and let’s have a quick chat while you get your feet massaged.

My bit of experience of blogging has shown me how grueling it…

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Guest Post Thursday: Amanda Panda

Foster Cat Chats

Today’s guest post is by a girl cat  that I think is a fabulous, furry, feline diva .  Her name is  Amanda Panda and  she has a pedigree. Unfortunately, I don’t.  If we lived closer, though,  I think we would make a beautiful couple.


Hi, I am Amanda. My full name is Amanda Panda. I am a Seal Point Himalayan-Persian female, born March 31, 2001.

My first adoptive humans lived in Jacksonville, Fl. They had two other cats and I don’t like a crowd. I hid behind their TV most of the time, as I had to get away from the chaos.

Well, these humans felt sorry for me, since I was always hiding and scared. They decided it may be best to find a home for me where I am the only cat. So that’s my story about how I ended up with the humans that I take care…

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  “Individuals entering society must give up a share of liberty to preserve the rest.”
George Washington

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you — ask what can you do for your country.” John F. Kennedy

Our country is one of opportunity. Our country is one of unity. United we must stand to protect our land. Independence and liberty allow us to exercise our rights. We have bestowed power to keep freedom in our sights. We must never lose faith. We must learn to save face. There is no doubting the fact; we must keep our integrity intact. Let’s not think of our great country, as what we thought it was. Let’s think of our country as what it should be. Preserving our country as the land of opportunity is up to you and up to me.



A challenge to be inspired to write by a quote or the author sponsored by Patricia’s Place





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Fragility Adorned?

Gazing out the window, while sipping a hot cup of coffee, I felt helpless.  The trees looked cold and sad. Their branches seemed to want to stretch inside to gather warmth and love. I said out loud “No more whining, no more pining. Can you not hear?  Spring is near. Just listen!”

I have bared my soul

I am frail and cold

Surely you can see

a lingering sadness in me

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I am frail and cold

Surely you can see

a lingering sadness in me

I await the early morn

fragility adorned?

new born flowers in bloom

sunlight caresses a room

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My structure still proud

as I reach for a cloud

winter chill, set me free

give me life as a tree

I can see no reason

to await the season

birds voices will ring

the sounds of spring




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Exaggerating the Truth?


An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.
Kahlil Gibran

Ah, a big man I had to be

from myself, I had to flee

an exaggerated fool is me


Sipping my coffee laced with cinnamon, I noticed how beautiful it is outside today. It is almost springlike, however, I have a feeling winter has not dismissed us from it chilly grasp. I am so looking forward to the wondrous colors that embrace the trees and foliage that is part of our surroundings and makes for a happy feeling.

tree pink

Pondering the today’s quote, I said to myself “Can’t an exaggeration of the truth become a lie in some situations?” I believe stretching the truth may inadvertently redefine the original thought or statement.  Do you not agree?

A truth that lost its temper? Yes, I think so, because the exaggeration can be the ruination of the truth! An overstatement; to represent disproportionately and perhaps causing distrust and ire.

Interesting quote this week from and always sparks an inspiring reason to write.




Green Toy Saga


No way! You can’t make me wear that silly bow. It’s just not my style and you, as my human, should know what I like! Mowrrrr!

Ah, c’mon – I am not wearing that collar either! No, and no to the bandana. I don’t like that red color and never have. Blue is the only color I like since I have beautiful blue eyes that get me anything I want. Whoops, did I say that? Mowrrrr!

So, what is this all about anyway? You’re following me everywhere I go with your camera. Click, click and flash, flash. I am tired of it and I have my cat rights, you know.

I belong to the CAG-AFTRA, in case you are not aware, and demand negotiation of my wages. So there – you silly human! Mowrrrr!

I am going to take my nap now and I want some peace and quiet! No clicking or flashing PLEEEZE! By the way, where are my toys? Did you put them away again? C’mon Mommy, you know I like to cuddle with my green toy, while I nap. Where is It? I have looked everywhere for it. Mowrrrr!

If you want to sleep at night without me standing on you and using you as a pillow, then you better find my green toy. Dang, it’s difficult to keep these humans at bay. I have been trying to train them for 10 years and they just don’t get it.

They won’t share their coffee with me cuz I am a cat. Poor excuse, in my opinion. I am a big girl cat now and can have what I want! Wait til they see the list of my cat wants and needs. You know things, a cat diva like myself, has to have for my comfort and well-being. Purrrr

Well, I am tired now and ready for my nap. Turn down that TV, will you! And find my green toy! Mowrrrr!

“Now that my fussy little diva is asleep, AND I HAVE FOUND THAT GREEN TOY!”

Click, click, flash, flash!

I’m only a cat,
and I stay in my place…
Up there on your chair,
on your bed or your face!

I’m only a cat,
and I don’t finick much…
I’m happy with cream
and anchovies and such!

I’m only a cat,
and we’ll get along fine…
As long as you know
I’m not yours… you’re all mine!

-author unknown


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The napping duo




Tuesday Chatter 15

Well, Valentine’s Day has come and gone. We spent the evening at our local pub with friends. We bought a bunch of Valentine’s Day heart shaped red balloons and passed them out to our friends and the staff. The pub looked very festive with red balloons tied to chairs and floating around the patrons. A good time was had by all! 💖💖 💘💞

It is icy and cold today and very gray outside. The day definitely has a wintry look and makes me want to sit by the fire while sipping a hot steaming cup of coffee. Not that I need a reason to enjoy my favorite past time – coffee by the fire.

Hey, did everyone enjoy Jacqueline Obyikocha’s Valentine Blog Bash? Wow! What a shindig!! Evvveryone was there and we had a fabulous time! Great people, great food, and a great party. Here is the link, in case you missed it. yes-party-link-live-love-thing-valentine-blog-bash-and-mingle-join-the-fun/. I love Jacqueline’s party idea and she is such a charming hostess.

My oh my, I am posting Tuesday Chatter 15! How time flies when I am having fun and I do enjoy putting this post together each week. It keeps me busy and lets me be creative; plus it is a good meeting place for my fellow bloggers. Which brings me to my featured blogger blabberwockying. Vibrant is such a delightful person with a warm personality and he radiates sincerity. Vibrant is also a very talented writer and I assure you that you will not be disappointed by his welcoming site. If I were you I would surely add his site to your list of excellent reading and amusement.

It’s President’s Day, here in the U.S., and there is an extra day in February this year and spring is coming! Whew, I got a lot out of the way in that sentence, didn’t I?

Here are some facts:

  •  Washington’s Birthday, also known as Presidents’ Day, is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of February. The day honors presidents of the United States, including George Washington, the USA’s first president.


  • Leap days are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth’s revolutions around the Sun.It takes the Earth approximately 365.242189 days – or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds – to circle once around the Sun. This called a tropical year.Without an extra – or intercalary – day on February 29 nearly every four years, we would lose almost six hours every year. After only 100 years, our calendar would be off by approximately 24 days in relation to fixed seasonal days like the vernal equinox or winter solstice.
  • The first day of spring 2016 will begin on 20th of March 2016, Sunday at 4.31 hours according to UTC timings.

If you have any facts tidbits you want to share, you are welcome to use Tuesday Chatter. SHARE YOUR STUFF! Keep your fellow bloggers informed! 🌎✋💸 🕓 📮 🔒

This is Tuesday Chatter, a weekly event where you can leave the link to your blog, giving others a chance to appreciate your talents. Here’s the link for the how-tos Tuesday Chatter 


If I were you

I wouldn’t be me

If you were me

you wouldn’t be you

Why you don’t understand

I haven’t a clue

Our names in a jar

will show who we are

Now we know

I am me

you are you

Do you not agree?


Cheers! ☕☕




For the Broken Heart..There is Love!


Loving memories

To celebrate love I’m shifting thoughts a bit, to include the wonderful feelings of love, and its many differences.

How do you define love. It means so many different things, based on experiences. I’m getting nostalgic and its all beautiful. When in love the raw emotion is urgent, or maybe its the lust which makes love urgent. However it seems, when there is no longer love, looking in is hard. Maybe there is love – even when it goes.

Love Goes….

I took the chance and took the fall

Ran for the risk, lost it all

Ever an endearment

You were my babycakes of a dream

Never saw it coming, but it could have been seen

I took all the chances to have you in my arms

You never saw my circumstances

You never saw my heart

We were living in a past

Existing like fools

My love…

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