Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A Happy Day

Don't you think
it would be cool
if mom and dad let me
drive to school?

I'd be ready on time,
sometimes even early,
cause I want to go
with my bestie Shirley.

I'll drive the car
Shirley will play,
and I'm almost certain
we can find the way.

Kids will admire us
as they ride on their bike,
and we'll sing along
with the songs that we like.

There is only one problem
that worries me still -
I'm a bit small yet
and can't reach the wheel.

Wishing you all
a happy, cake-filled day.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

A Snail's Pace

A little snail
was feeling strange,
restless and bored
he needed a change.

He didn't at all
like the feel of gravel,
but still decided 
it was time to travel.

He thought he'd go big
and travel abroad,
in short - he decided
to cross the road.

The road was deserted
night about to fall,
the snail started crossing
at a leisurely stroll.

He enjoyed the quiet,
and the cool evening air,
the scent of wild flowers
that hung everywhere.

All was well
when suddenly, from afar,
he was sure that he heard
the sound of a car.

He'd dawdled too long
now it was morning,
and traffic appeared
without any warning.

Hurrying to cross
dodging an early commuter,
he was almost run over
by a guy on a scooter.

The snail finally crossed
and collapsed without breath,
thinking he'd avoided
a sad, painful death:

"I carry my home with me
and it sure is good luck,
cause one thing's for certain -
I'm not crossing back!"

Featured: at a snail's pace
I've finished the last scarf of winter.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

My New Blanket

A little girl
was taking a break,
preparing to enjoy
a nice piece of cake.

A squirrel jumped on her
giving her a fright,
he was really hoping
to get a small bite.

A bird flying by
was horrified by this,
but the squirrel didn't care
and blew her a kiss.

The oak tree sighed:
"well, he is young",
and the naughty squirrel
stuck out his tongue.

Other animals arrived
drawn by the chatter,
 all wanting to know
what was the matter.

Some had an opinion, 
some had a laugh,
when the little girl
finally had enough:

"You are all lovely,
but for heaven's sake
let me have a moment
to enjoy my piece of cake"!

Featured: I've pulled all my
unfinished crochet projects
into one big blanket.

Monday, April 8, 2019

A Time for Every Season

In a quiet garden, 
sitting on a tree,
a bird got to talking 
with a busy bee.

The bee wanted to know: 
tell me, my dear -
what is your favorite 
time of the year?

The bird thought deeply 
season by season,
wanting to impress
the bee with her reason.

She thought of the hope
and the promise of spring;
of the lazy heat
that summer will bring.

Of autumn's lovely colors,
all smokey and gold;
and the cruel beauty
of the harsh winter's cold.

She thought of happy singing
when summer is bright,
and finding a cozy shelter
for the winter's night.

And finally she said
let me answer, dear:
my favorite must always be
the time that is here.

Featured: A nice day out.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

To Dream the Impossible Dream

I have amazing dreams
of flying with the geese,
to find a warmer clime
and winter there in peace.

The journey can be scary,
but oh so worth the try -
when you fly with the geese
you get to touch the sky.

Featured: I made a dream catcher
to hold on to my dreams.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle


I was playing by the lake,
enjoying the sun,
when I saw a little fish
swimming, having fun.

I called to the fish
and asked him whether
he'd like to come out
and play together.

"Come out of the lake?
wouldn't that be sweet,
but I am not a duck -
I don't have feet!"

Featured: A nice day out.
My little nephew Noam
was enjoying the sun.

Friday, March 1, 2019

A Five Star Review

Five reasons I'm giving Five Stars to:
Murder in Park Lane
by Karen Charlton:

1. The Setting: The book, a historical
murder mystery, unfolds in 1812.
It is not too rich in historical detail but it is
nice to see that things could still get done
without computers, cell-phones and that all
important DNA testing.

2. The Protagonist: Stephen Lavender, a
Principal Officer at Bow Street, is 
considered 'the best policeman in England.'
The nicest thing about him is his relationship
with his sidekick, constable Woods.

3. The Gentleness: For when you've had your
fill of violence and gore, and want no more.

4. The Plot: A body is found in a fashionable 
address in Mayfair. I'm saying no more.
This is a spoiler-free zone.

5. The Best Part: I couldn't really tell
who did it. Isn't it awful when you work
it out half-way through the book and then
have to wait for the detective to catch up?

Features: Celebrating Detective Lavender
with small lavender sachets made for coat hangers.

Talking of mysteries, the blog of our blogger
friend Diane of Lavender Dreams has disappeared
in very disturbing circumstances.
You can find her and her story HERE.