Arbor Day

Tree Images, Arbor Day 2013

Today is Arbor Day–and since it is too early to plant a tree around here…I thought I’d share one of my favorite poems:

Trees by Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see

A poem lovely as a tree.

Tree Images, Arbor Day 2013

A tree who’s hungry mouth is prest

Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast.

Tree Images, Arbor Day 2013

A tree that looks at God all day

And lifts her leafy arms to pray.

A tree that may in summer wear

A nest of robins in her hair.

Tree Images, Arbor Day 2013

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;

Who lives intimately with rain.

Tree Images, Arbor Day 2013

Poems are made by fools like me,

But only God can make a tree.

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The Penultimate School Supply

Fountain Pens

Since my first days of kindergarten, I have been a school supply junkie.  I love ALL school supplies: from Crayolas to notebooks, paper clips to labeling machines.

Fountain Pens

But without a doubt, the PEN-ulitmate school supply is The Fountain Pen…It is the diamond earrings of school supplies.  Everything you write with a fountain pen seems more important…

Fountain Pens

You know I am kidding right?  Fountain pens are just fun!

Fountain Pens

I like the balance and feel of a fountain pen in my hand.

Fountain Pens

The cases and nibs are beautiful.

Fountain Pens

So, the next time you write a letter,

Fountain Pens

Treat yourself to a fountain pen!

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