Monday, April 19, 2010

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Taken March 26, 2010

Taken April 17, 2010.
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  1. It's The Pack Poetry Post. Here's the Robert Frost poem for those who don't know it:

    Nature's first green is gold,
    Her hardest hue to hold.
    Her early leafs a flower;
    But only so an hour.
    Then leaf subsides to leaf.
    So Eden sank to grief,
    So dawn goes down to day.
    Nothing gold can stay.

  2. Love the gold, but love the green more. Beautiful pics. Love seeing the handsome fellow with the pups.

    Rain and much cooler here.

    Got another chapter done yesterday, but not much progress today.

    Farf, those cinnamon rolls would have my family stampeding to GA.

    Lori, I'm totally blown away by your fix it savy. We'd be out in the bushes for sure if the plumbing were left to me. That an a likely leaking flood.

    Beth, good to hear your enthusiasm for an different landscape soon. Where ever that might be.

    Maria--keep the words a flowing to her brain please Word Goddess.

    Off to meet the week.
    Cyberhugs to all.

  3. Morning, gang.

    Lisa, if you can keep up the pleas to the word goddess, I'd be grateful. This story is keeeling me!!

    I spent most of the weekend staring at the screen and just nothing. :( I even started to rewrite it.

    Such is life, I suppose. We don't always get the words when we need them.


    Hope you all had a great weekend!

  4. Ooo, nice. Almost a touch of fall in spring.

    Productivity vibes to Lisa & Maria, sounds like they could use it.

    Lori, I was thinking "chainsaws aren't that heavy!" until I started thinking about what kind of chainsaw would be best suited for dispatching a 100-foot tree. I don't suppose there's any way you could get a four-wheeler down there…

    Time to scoot. New White Pickups ep is up if anyone's reading!

  5. Morning all! Sending good writing vibes your way, ladies. And thanks, Lisa. The world is a much brighter place these days, knowing I'm soon to be out of here.

    Thanks for the poem - I love Frost. Wandered around his NH home a few years ago, and could feel the inspiration in his woods.

    Lori, I'd love to come visit you. That part of the world is at the top of my bucket list. Just need my finances to come around. Ask some of the folks here - I do tend to visit, when the invite is extended. I'd even help haul that chainsaw!

    Off to find boxes. And wish I had one of those cinnamon rolls... Have a stellar day, folks!

  6. |Throwing another gold poem on the fire:

    All That is Gold Does Not Glitter

    by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

    All that is gold does not glitter,
    Not all those who wander are lost;
    The old that is strong does not wither,
    Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
    From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
    A light from the shadows shall spring;
    Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
    The crownless again shall be king.

  7. Lord of the Rings. Not all those who wander are lost...can you guess why it's my all-time favorite book?

    Thanks for the reminder, NP!

  8. Heehee… for various reasons, I actually tuned into commercial radio this morning and they were playing "Baker Street" as I got close to work:

    He's got this dream about buying some land,
    He's gonna give up the booze and the one-night stands
    And then he'll settle down
    In a quiet little town,
    And forget about everything.

    But you know he's gonna keep movin',
    You know he's never gonna stop movin',
    'Cause he's a rollin', he's a rollin' stone…

    OK, maybe the second line doesn't fit, but the rest?

  9. Ah, Beth, I so thought of you when I read that line. But I'd forgotten the LOR connection, so thank you, too.

  10. Far, I love "Baker Street."

    I still can't believe I didn't remember that poem is from LOR. I didn't recognize Tolkien's name with the R.R.'s spelled out, lol.

  11. I discovered it in 8th grade, and read it every few years. And the movies were perfect. I went to college with Viggo Mortensen (who wasn't acting at that time), so his playing my all-time favorite character made it that much more special.

    I never knew what his initials stood for, LOL.

    Thanks for all the good wandering vibes, folks! Makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

  12. I was inspired to go look up "Baker Street" at itunes, and found an amazing # of peeps who've recorded it, including Foo Fighters, Waylon Jennings, and Rick Springfield. I bought the FF's harder rock version, and I kinda love it, except for the way they do the instrumental part at the start. That was perfection in the original. Shouldn't mess with perfection. :)

  13. Love the poems, people. And sending my bit to the writing gods that you all keep writing.

    I also would love to go down under if the finances ever allowed it but I am not holding my breath on that!

    As for the gold gone, gone but not forgotten and the green is welcome.

  14. Wow, everybody woke up chatty today.

    Lisa, progress is a cumulative process. It doesn't diminish because we don't move forward at a constant rate. IOW, yay for the chapter done!

    Maria, now I feel a Rolling Stones rewrite coming on -- you can't always get the words you want but you get what you need. Or maybe not.

    Everybody should scoot with Farf -- but instead of to work, go over to his place for a read.

    Good box hunting, Beth. I'm sure you'll be inspired by that closing date.

    Heh, Nancy ... you throw like a writer. ;)

    And speaking of rolling stones ...

    Yep Dina, the green is most definitely welcome. I'm really not sad at all to say goodbye to golden reflections.

  15. Drive by hi on the court's wifi. Waves to all! See ya later.

  16. VAustralia has cheap fare deals on a regular basis, Beth. Right now they've got a one-way ticket from LAX to Hobart (Tasmania) for $686AUD ($635USD) if you fly during the period of 19 Apr 2010 to 08 Jun 2010. Too easy. (But you'd have to book today.)

    Oh, also a big Frost fan. "Range Finding" is my favorite, and not surprisingly I can recite it by heart.

    FARf, I could get a 4WD down there (barely), and I have the neighbor's permission to barrow his four-wheeler ATV if I need to. But it'd still be a thrill and a half to get down there and back as there's lots of erosion in that area, that we've been trying to stabilize - which kinda precludes driving on it. It's one of those "there's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza" situations. Maybe I'll strap the chainsaw onto Lily! What could possibly go wrong with that plan?