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I just had read “Antes de nascer o mundo” from Mia Couto. Some friends had talked about him, but didn’t recommend a specific book. So I just had take some one at the library. 125 more words



Scallywags had slipped through the impenetrable barrier surrounding the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  Top security forces were called to the scene.  Profilers examined every frame of footage for clues to the intent of the perpetrators.  75 more words

Pastorale: Ode on a Resolute Quercus

An agéd Quercus stands in the withered field
Round about whose august feet
Springs a crowd of poppies red as April
And in May, the wheeling junebugs get drunk off their wine… 155 more words


Disappearing Footwear

Most of us tend to have a stash of boots, shoes and thongs at the back door.  It is standard practice in order to avoid traipsing dirt and mud inside as a well as for ease of slipping on footwear to go to move a sprinkler, get washing off the line or to grab some parsley from the herb garden. 340 more words



Related the countryside and country life. Latin “bucolicus” < Greek “boukolikos”=herdmans < “bous”=ox.



Pond of jumping frogs

Willows weep at water’s edge

As lily pads float

©2017 Annette Rochelle Aben


Rural America, Part I

After a short break I’m going to return to blogging with a change in focus.  I’m getting away from photography tips and how-to for awhile.  In all honesty I was beginning to think that most of what I could impart in terms of photography expertise I’d already set down in this blog.   733 more words

Fall Colors