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The Strong Oak

“The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.”-Napoleon Hill


me and the old oak

communicate silently

at one with the earth

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©Jane Paterson Basil

Safar over at Blisters, Bunions & Blarney came up with a Haiku Challenge, and passed it on to Calen, who has now handed the baton to me. 349 more words

Woodpile in July

Well, it’s almost the end of July, and I’m happy to report that more wood has finally made it to the woodpile!

It was hot this past weekend, but for the two weekends prior my husband was out with the tractor and chainsaw and made some great progress!  345 more words

Farm Life

Willow and Oak

Essence is the same.
I am me, and you are you.
That will always be the case?
Willows grow up into Oaks…
Their spirits do not alter, 72 more words


The Horses

The horses sense
the storm before the sun
knows it’s imperiled.
Their nostrils flare and
aim skyward,
radar cataloging a change
in the gradient
of atmospheric pressure. 52 more words


PAUL JOHN ( single cask #1906 )

Over the last few months I have had the pleasure of sampling some great whisky/whiskey from around the world, one distillery from outside the Scottish empire that is really starting to impress me is Paul John, the Indian whisky that is fast making a name for itself.. 309 more words

Tasting Notes