String Of Pearls

Nature’s version of a string of pearls, captured in October 2013.


String of pearls
Glistened in
Morning mist
Kissed by
Rising sun

Adorned her
Slender neck
Ends secured
By, clasp
Of finest gold

Black velvet
Night, merriment
Laughter, loving
Gazes, transformed
Into morning after

The Max Report

Max, the Australian, Cattle Dog, Wonder Dog-there’s a wonderfully redundant title for you–was in rare form this morning.

Sunshine, beautiful sunshine, lower humidity changed Max’s outlook.  Normally, on hot summer mornings, Max walks to the mailbox; sniffs the air; if it’s too hot, he makes a beeline for the house.

This morning Max made it one-quarter mile down the street, before applying the brakes.  Have you ever tried making a sixty pound pooch anchor move?  Take my word for it, it doesn’t work.

Back to the house, we went, both mutts in tow for a second attempt.  Maggie, sans Max, and myself, went on our usual walk; chatted up some friendly neighbors along the way.

Upon our return, Max insisted on going on a second walk to the end of the street.  What a difference a few degrees, and lower humidity made?  Perhaps, Max should do a daily weather report?  It could be called “The Max Report.”

The Max Report, for Wednesday, September 7th, calls for lower humidity, sunny skies, puffy clouds, fair weather.  Get out and enjoy it–Max insists!