Happy Thursday! This is our “two for one” day you know……………first up we join Brian’s THANKFUL THURSDAY Blog Hop by telling our “thankfuls” for this past week. You can join in with us by clicking his badge above and doing the LINKY form…………in the meantime I can tell you that I am VERY GLAD that my Mom saved me from a “difficult” situation yesterday. I thanked her by giving her a big sloppy kiss after she rescued me. And I didn’t squirm around in her arms when she picked me up and I am normally a world class squirmer. That’s because I knew she’d “saved my bacon” …….what am I talkin’ about? WELL, yesterday Mom and I were in the front yard and she decided while I was sniffing around in the grass and poking around in the leaves that she’d do a little weeding in the front stone garden. She dropped my leash and pulled up some whopper-sized weeds then looked over at me and she saw that I had ventured beyond the EDGE of the front wooded area and through the big pile of leaves Dad blew in there last Fall……..I was dragging my leash behind me and headed right into all the sticker bushes/vines like I was TOTALLY FEARLESS. Well, that didn’t last long because I managed to get into a spot that was so full of sticker vines that it was like being in a cage. I couldn’t even MOVE! Meanwhile Mom went AROUND all the leaves into a clearing and hiked through the deep leaves and other sticker bushes up to where I was trapped. Yes I MIGHT have had a panic look on my face……yes I MIGHT have squeaked a little for her to help me…..yes she got scratched by the stickers as she pulled them out of the way so she could get me out……and I was so grateful let me tell you! Poor Mom almost fell in the deep leaves though on the way out of there – but she had ME in her arms and she wasn’t gonna let go and managed to catch herself before she hurt herself (or me!). See? How’s THAT for a THANKFUL story this Thursday??!!
Now, onward to Part Two of today’s blog post and that’s presented by my Angel brother Sammy – it’s his THOROUGHLY POETIC THURSDAY day and he always emails via his Rainbow Bridge laptop a poem to share with all of you – based on the photo “inspiration” he gives us all the week before. Every Thursday we have a new photo and we write a poem about the photo – what we see, feel, etc. when we look at the photo. Those of you who are participating in this challenge are SO GOOD! It’s so much fun to read your poems!
So without further delay, I give you the contents of Angel Sammy’s email !!
Happy Thursday Poets!
Hope everyone is ready to share a poem with us today – I have mine written………..after I share my poem I’ll be visiting all of yours so be sure to leave a note in comments that you have one for us to see at your blog link OR write your poem in our comments – either way you do it is FINE. We’ll be anxious to read what you “saw” when you looked at the photo I gave you last week.
Here’s the photo followed by my poem!
by Angel Sammy Kimmell April 11, 2018
Listen to the calls of the market sellers
Shoppers huddle under their wet umbrellas
Fresh, new produce right from the farms
Customers purchases in bags hang from their arms
The aromas all mingle in the open air
Smiles on faces are everywhere
The best of the best all on display
Who wouldn’t want to shop this way?
In a commercial grocery you never really know
Is everything fresh as the stamped on dates show???
It’s hard to know how old those lettuces are
It’s hard to tell if those oranges are up to par
You can’t always ask for a sample to taste
At the farmers market you know your money you won’t waste
An open air market with sellers who care
The bounty of the earth they are eager to share.
Farmer’s Markets are EVERYWHERE. You are supporting your local farmers if you purchase there, you make friends with people who are proud to show off the fruits of their labor, you get the freshest food at the most reasonable prices. Farmers can tell you if their food is TRULY organic vs. a sign at a grocery claiming that. Anyway, my Mom and Dad always try to visit the markets when they travel. A loaf of fresh bread and a chunk of fresh cheese makes a very good snack while walking through a city or hiking a hill. This photo is a great example of the FEEL of market day just about anywhere on earth that you can find one. The Farmers Market here in our small town is every Tuesday and Saturday. You can find my Mom and Dad there. You betcha!
I have another photo for you for NEXT Thursday…………your mission is to write a poem based on this photo………you know the drill – and I can’t wait to see what you write!
So good luck writing a poem for this one………………………….! I’ll have mine ready to share with you next Thursday. Until then, have a wonderful week…………..I’ll be watching you from the BRIDGE!!
Love and Hugs, Angel Sammy
Oh boy – I love the photo for next week. Ought to be something to see what people write about that one………..scares me just looking at it! See you all next week (or tomorrow!).