Saturday, April 30, 2016

Celebrating The Good


         Every Saturday (or Sunday) I celebrate with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build.  and link with others who share their celebrations, too. Ruth has made it a wonderful weekend of celebrating parts of our week. 

         This year's Progressive Poem, Irene Latham's Creation, the collaboration of 30 poets, ends with the final line by Donna Smith at Mainely Write. She's done an awesome job finishing the poem. Be sure to go to read and see!
         This poetry month has been filled with poets sharing so many clever and creative poems, many of them writing a poem every day. I didn't write every day because of travel and the dental 'thing', but enjoyed writing when I could, or celebrating other's words. 

         Heidi Mordhorst, at her blog, My Juicy Little Universe, has been sharing poem and music pairings all during April. My idea of a pairing is on her blog this final day of April.

            Here's my final poem for April, and some pictures to capture the celebrations for this week.


Week's Bookends


patio lunch,
sunshine abides-
topsy-turvy snow   
upends April
 Linda Baie (c) All Rights Reserved
My bleeding hearts are back!


Lunch on Monday in the warm, warm day
with my daughter.



Imi visits Wednesday, running to the park!


More bookstore love.

Ingrid's visit means making a 'new' Elephant & Piggie
 book.

Snow started Friday, continuing through the weekend.
The tree buds caught the rain/snow mix and made the trees
look as if they were "pre-lit".

I am a big fan of Maggie Stiefvater's writing, and books!
The final Raven book came out this week, and this is mine.
I'm going to see her here in Denver this Saturday afternoon!
             Although the snow is not exactly fun, again, we always need the moisture, so I do celebrate it. Getting out the winter coat again is not such fun, but I do know SPRING IS COMING! 
Happy May!

32 comments:

  1. Wow Linda,
    More snow? Shocking. I think you've had a busy week like me. Love seeing your flowers and pictures of your daughter and grand-daughter. Hope you enjoy the author visit. Have a warm weekend.

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    1. Not warm till Tuesday, "they" say, Amy, but then springtime sun returns! Thanks!

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  2. Nice review, good week. Here's to spring sunshine, which has yet to show it's face where I live. :)

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    1. I think this is a new wave coming through for you and me, Jane. No sun till Tuesday they are predicting. But it's a snow/rain & the streets are fine. Thanks!

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  3. Hi Linda,
    I'm so happy to celebrate with you each weekend. I love Maggie Stiefvater, too. I've travelled to hear her speak and love that she keeps her writer's notebook on her HAND! ;) Enjoy the book signing.

    And your poem -- this image "topsy-turvy snow" will be sticking with me.

    Hugs,
    Ruth

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    1. Thanks, Ruth. Denver is lucky that Maggie keeps returning. I saw her last time too. She is a fabulous presenter! Have a wonderful weekend with everyone!

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  4. I like the idea of "week's bookends." The snow seems so insignificant among the sunny smiles that people, books and poetry bring.

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    1. Yes, the snow actually is wonderfully wet, will make everything greener & greener, Terje. It was a very nice week!

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  5. Snow at this time of year could be worth it to see the "prelit" trees. A nice week of celebrations.

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    1. It was amazing. There was just enough light to make the trees look "pre-lit". I'm glad the picture showed it pretty well. Thanks!

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  6. What a great month of poetry sharing we have had! I may miss it. (After I rest my brain a while.) Love the pictures of your week. Snow, snow, go away. Linda's ready for the flowers of May.

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    1. Thanks for the little rhyme, Margaret. Today, snow/rain/sleet as I went to see Maggie S. Will continue until Monday, they say. What a weekend!

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  7. Love the visual of your week! Such different and fun celebrations (even the snow). A trip to the bookstore always warms my heart.

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    1. Thanks, Maria. I volunteer at this bookstore, a coop used store run by volunteers. It's been a lot of fun doing it.

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  8. The poem does describe your crazy up and down weather this week.

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  9. Love the pics - Imi's action shot, Ingrid's author shot, Sarah's lunch shot, and of course all the pics you share of blossoms, snow, and shadows. And then there are the bookshelves and the book! Enjoy the author visit, always a treat. I don't read much YA, but have heard wonderful things about this series. Happy weekend!

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    1. Maggie S. was terrific, and I went with a former colleague and her daughter, so doubly fun. We love her writing! If you'd like to try just one, read The Scorpio Races. Thanks, Ramona, a fun week!

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  10. Life is full to the brim! Such a good week, even if it snowed because moisture is always appreciated. Here's to another great week!

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    1. Thanks, Elsie, lots of fun this week for sure.

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  11. Ah, more snow?!?! I love that you can celebrate that! I failed at finishing with poetry, but I love this poem you wrote and shared. Thank you!!!

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    1. You're welcome, and as for the poetry, I think you've been busy doing a few other things, right?

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  12. Sorry for the snow, Linda - I think it's time to bid goodbye to it now! I love the pictures of your grands - one so exuberant and the other so intent on her writing: just beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Tara. You've said it right, Imi moving, Ingrid working on some project. The snow "now" late afternoon is sleety/rainy, but more to come when the temp drops again. Strange storm, but the roads are clear, hurrah!

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  13. Linda, the photos were wonderful until you showed snow. :) I enjoyed reading the poem and now need to go back and revisit some of your previous ones.

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    1. Thanks, Mandy, now it's changed to rain. I guess we could call this spring!

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  14. Happy May indeed! What a week. I love the pictures of pre-lit trees and Ingrid making a new Elephant & Piggy book. What a wonderful life, Linda. Thank you for sharing your joys.

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    1. Thank you, Julieanne. It was a great week!

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  15. I'm glad I got to check other people's posts this week. It reminded me how I enjoy seeing glimpses of other people's lives like yours! Happy week ahead!

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    1. Thanks very much, Earl. I enjoy reading what others are doing too!

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  16. Lots to celebrate here. So cool you have The Raven King. I'm looking forward to that one. :)

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    1. It's started just as you might imagine, Crystal. I'm hooked again! Thanks!

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