Foxwillow


News and musings from the vicinity of Fox Street and Willow, Long Lake, Minnesota... the Johnsons at home and away. That's us.

 

The Sky is Crying

Filed under: General,Pictures,Weather by Helen on 4/26/2005


P4260127 rainy day, originally uploaded by jhjohnso.

Today reminded me of this song:

The sky is crying,
Look at the tears rolling down the streets.
The sky is crying,
Look at the tears rolling down the streets.
I looked out my window,
The rain was falling down in sheets.

My baby left me this morning,
Lord knows I don’t know the reason why.
My baby left me this morning,
I don’t know the reason why.
And everytime I think about it,
I hang my head and cry.

The sun is shining,
Although it’s raining in my heart.
The sun is shining,
Although it’s raining in my heart.
I love my baby,
I hate to see us part.
– Elmore James, Morgan Robinson and Clarence Lewis

  

Moon

Filed under: General,Pictures by Helen on 4/21/2005



P4210049 Moon

Originally uploaded by jhjohnso.

Silver

Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon;
This way, and that, she peers, and sees
Silver fruit upon silver trees;
One by one the casements catch
Her beams beneath the silvery thatch;
Couched in his kennel, like a log,
With paws of silver sleeps the dog;
From their shadowy cote the white breasts peep
Of doves in a silver-feathered sleep;
A harvest mouse goes scampering by,
With silver claws, and silver eye;
And moveless fish in the water gleam,
By silver reeds in a silver stream.

—-Walter de la Mare

  

Poetry

Filed under: General,Pictures by Helen on 4/20/2005

Nothing Gold Can Stay
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
– Robert Frost


P4180001 – Seedling Chamomile
Pic from Flickr.com by jhjohnso.

  

Small Things

Filed under: General,Pictures by Helen on 4/18/2005

Summer is about abundance. Fall is about loss. Winter is about minimalism. Spring is about small things, new things, firsts, only’s.

In spring I am excited about the little discoveries that I would never notice in other seasons.


P4090169
Pic from Flickr.com by jhjohnso.

  

Goldfinch

Filed under: General,Pictures by Helen on 4/7/2005



P4020008

Originally uploaded by jhjohnso.

The birds in our yard are beginning to shed their winter colors. This little guy is partly there.

  

Spring is here

Filed under: General,Pictures by HelenJr on 4/5/2005


P4020016

Originally uploaded by jhjohnso.

In my garden, the first flowers of spring are always the snowdrops. They aren’t very showy. But, when they poke their clean white heads up through all that gray winter litter…. what a joy!

  

Up Fox

Filed under: Pictures by HelenJr on 4/2/2005


Looking up Fox Street toward Willow Drive. Foxwillow…. get it?