Home again

Hi everyone,

Back home to Goose Lake. Thanks to friends and house watchers, our patio is ablaze with color in spite of the intense heat and lack of rain lately. It’s always good to be home.
Today I’ll dive into the poetry article I may have mentioned. I didn’t have some of my notes in Florida so it had to wait. I have two days to get started on it before ILA.


My little booger spider

Hi everyone,

Yesterday the small jumping spider was back. I almost missed it. Look on the paver at about 11:00 and you can see it. I just KNEW you wanted to meet the model that inspired the poem!

Don’t Call Me Booger!

Run! Hide!
I’ll eat you up!
Nobody here
I can’t whup!

Call me booger?
Big mistake!
See me coming?
Quiver! Shake!

I got plans
For when I’m bigger.
No more meals
Of flea and chigger.

I’ll eat lion,
Gator, gnu,
Tiger, rhino, hippo –

Nobody here
I can’t whup.
Run! Hide!
I’ll eat you up!

(c) 2018 David L. Harrison, all rights reserved

Goose Lake in bloom

Hi everyone,

Everything is blooming around here. Between rains we played in the water for a while yesterday. The sky was gray but we still had plenty of color to cheer us.

My morning will be spent reading articles about poetry in the classroom as I prepare to write one of my own on the subject. I look forward to it even though it means pulling back from the new middle grade novel in progress. It will soon be goo foffing time again so I need to make things happen!

A fourteen blossom day

Hi everyone,

Something for the eyes today. Each year we buy two hibiscus plants, one for each end of the pool. This year we were disappointed with what we could find but bought a pair anyway. They looked rather scrawny and for a week or two produced only one or two blossoms each day.

Now they’ve hit their stride and we’re loving them. Yesterday one plant had six blossoms and the other produced eight. It’s a wonder of nature that these magnificent blossoms only last a few hours, from sunup to sundown in a single day.