The Journey

Posted in Blogroll, Life, Poetry, Uncategorized with tags , on February 21, 2008 by Outdoors2

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice–
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do–
determined to save
the only life you could save.
–Mary Oliver–

Over You

Posted in Art, Blogroll, Life, photography with tags , , , on February 17, 2008 by Outdoors2
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2 Years

17-Feb-’09

Art by… Brian Duey

Six Word Story

Posted in Blogroll, Creativity, Friends, Life, photography, Poetry, Uncategorized with tags , , on February 15, 2008 by Outdoors2
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With out You
We are Not
~Outdoors2

Astral Court

Posted in Blogroll, Life, Nature, Poetry, Seasons, Uncategorized with tags , , on February 12, 2008 by Outdoors2
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Moons beams dance and bound
around a sky as dark as ink
and Venus watches in dismay
the fool in her new mans ways
Mars turns red with bitterness
as his love casts her glow astray
Saturn turns and rolls away
for fear of rings bent matter
Uranus bows and cracks a smile
to all the ones who care
Earth becomes the friend as is
they all know his pull is there
but, Jupiter jumps across the lines
as his size is one to flatter
Neptune rinses off his brow
to see the show in view
Mercury hurries to meet with Pluto
before he goes astray
the Stars are twinkles of alls eyes
alluring and shine they may
the Sun! well she stays hidden
as not to ruin this knights Day
~RRS, Outdoors2, 2/08
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Simple Math

Posted in Blogroll, Life, Uncategorized on February 4, 2008 by Outdoors2

An easy way to add just one

add you to me and find the sum..

1 + 1 =
~R

Not, Just a Field

Posted in Blogroll, Friends, Hiking, Life, Nature, photography, Poetry, Seasons, Uncategorized with tags , on February 4, 2008 by Outdoors2


Not, Just a Field


Just a field that most will see
so much more than grass for free
Just some blades they may view
gentle sways of graceful you
Just stalks grown withered and dry
ag-ed strength longs sprig and spry
Just some fodder filling space
curves of smiles, wave ‘cross your place
Just laying matted without care
the tangled look that draws me here
Just stored seed cased in it’s shell
this field of dreams will cast it’s spell
It’s Just a field that most will see
It’s Just much more than that to Me

It’s Just a field that most will see

~RRS, Outdoors2 2/08
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Sisters

Posted in Art, Blogroll, Life, Poetry, Uncategorized with tags , , , on February 2, 2008 by Outdoors2


My tears of joy your smiles bring

always as we meet

Our love is all eternity
tho’ cloaked and ever sweet

Forever knowing you are near
so even if not there

As sisters share a way to tell
For you,
I’ll always care

~Dad

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Artwork..Pierre-Auguste-Renoir

Bowl full of roses

Posted in Blogroll, Friends, Life, Nature, photography, Poetry with tags , , , , on January 15, 2008 by Outdoors2
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A Bowl full of Roses

Pink brings gentle meaning
to Lavender’s ‘magination
Yellow is the base for
Orange’s inflamation
White’s the One, it’s Pure
But Red is…
Love for Sure

© ~RRS, ~Outdoors2
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Fretless

Posted in Blogroll, Creativity, Friends, Life, Music, photography, Poetry, Uncategorized with tags , , on January 11, 2008 by Outdoors2


My Strings will Sing

a forever whine
untill we meet
in forever time

© ~RRS

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Quiet

Posted in Blogroll, Life, photography, Poetry on January 8, 2008 by Outdoors2


Feeling Whispers’ Touch

as You do
so quietly

Loving You so Much
reaches deep
inside of Me

Stroking Souls as Such
like a feather
touches We

Longing Embraces Clutch
never to be
set Free

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TY
© ~ RRS, Outdoors2

Unto You

Posted in Blogroll, Fishing, Friends, Life, Poetry on January 3, 2008 by Outdoors2
Unto You
Their twinkling eyes do look in wonder, as sky turns indigo
Looking at figures of subtle outlines, with firelights warm glow
Staring at the brightness of the beams cast on your face
Seems to be a wonder here, a longing for your embrace
Calm does come as hours pass and smiles join as one
Sweet smell of oneness in the air, at sight of rising sun

TY © ~RRS, ~Outdoors2
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Untitled – by..Cindy

Posted in Blogroll, Friends, Poetry, Uncategorized with tags , , on November 13, 2007 by Outdoors2


Come Take my hand;
I’ll help
You stand
And by your side
Remain.

I’ll
lift you up
when times
are rough
and help you
through
your pain.

When
times wax good,
as soon
they should,
I’ll be there
for the dance.

You’re
worth the wait,
oh woman
who’s great;
That’s why
I took
the chance…

cindy fraley 2007

No-vember

Posted in Blogroll, Life, Nature, Poetry, Seasons, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 12, 2007 by Outdoors2
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No shade, no shine, no butterflies,
no bees
No fruit, no flowers, no leaves,
no birds! — No-vember!

-Thomas Hood (1799-1845)

Intervention

Posted in Art, Blogroll, Life, photography, Poetry with tags , , , , on November 4, 2007 by Outdoors2

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Temptation’s frustration for the forbidden fruit
You hand it to me and my thoughts go aloof
Divine intervention needs shout out it’s say
My conscience is elsewhere on this ‘given’ day

Thanks Rose for this Teasing Treat ;)

©~RRS, ~Outdoors2

Thoughts for you

Posted in Blogroll, Life, Poetry, Seasons with tags , , , on November 1, 2007 by Outdoors2

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Just a note to say hello
so long since we’ve met
just a smile and a thought
Thinking of you…… yet

Hope to find you in the breeze
and floating with your will
Happy as the days go by
Thinking of you…… still

Wishing all the best for you
your wonder as you hear
all there is around you now
Thinking of you……near

Listening for your voice
how your words might sound
eyes and ears are open now
Thinking of you……found

© ~RRS ~Outdoors2

This Is Halloween, Marilyn Manson

Posted in Art, Blogroll, Friends, Life, Seasons, Video's with tags , , , , , on October 31, 2007 by Outdoors2

Best Friend

Posted in Blogroll, Friends, Hunting, Life, Nature, photography, Poetry, Sports, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 26, 2007 by Outdoors2
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I lost my ‘Friend’ when I was away in the service,
“Blue” was his name
We were both in love with the outdoors
Always together romping afield
searching for birds, Each, we adored….

He was a mutt of grandest of champs
no one would give litter a look
my uncle gave in and brought home his sis
Smokie they named her
as black and white mixed on her coat

My Dad took her in as we sat by the fire
Said she’s of pure in the heart
I remember the thought
as my dream of one’s sought
My pal would soon be coming my way

Dad took uncle Jeff to the breeder of sorts
Got there as quick as he could
Only one male for this little tale
and Dad wanted nothing of pups

With such a relief and smile on his face
Daddy came back with my pal
We grew as a pair as he was always there
my buddy my friend and “My Champ”

We hunted all over for pheasant and fowl
thru briars and brush without fail
my buds would call him a pain, cause he
would knock over drinks with his tail

He would bolt for the smell
of which I’ll not tell
and come back
when he was tired and through

But faithful was he, to be by my side
Big “Blue” was his name and
there’ll never be same (sigh)
and when he did pass….forever I’ll cry

©~RRS ~ Outdoors2

Thanks, Luci

Image by… Antti Saraja

Willie…I Never cared for You..

Posted in Blogroll, Life with tags , , on October 26, 2007 by Outdoors2

 

 

My song to You….Jack (alcohol)

Sunshine

Posted in Blogroll, Life, Nature, Poetry with tags , , on October 24, 2007 by Outdoors2


Sunshine…

 

Morning rises, on your face
beauty shines, with ambered grace
glowing radiance , lighting my way
new dawns brilliance, opens our day

 

Thanks for your inspiration….♥

 

©~RRS , ~Outdoors2

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Daffodils and Sunshine

Forgotten Song

Posted in Blogroll, Life, Nature, photography, Poetry with tags , , , on October 19, 2007 by Outdoors2

 

 

Cast to the bottom,
buried gravely away
Inside these chambers,
soft words, do lay

Returning are verses
stored for the years
Yet ever so slowly
yielding all fears

Singing of smiles
and more happy days
Joy’s to be wandered
on a well guided way

Memories recompense.
Join this new chorus
Vocals will shout,
with repeat performance

 

©~RRS, ~Outdoors2

Forgotten Song

Wrath

Posted in Blogroll, Life, photography with tags on October 15, 2007 by Outdoors2

Posted in Blogroll, Camping, Fishing, flyfishing, Hiking, Hunting, Life, Nature, Poetry, Seasons with tags , on October 14, 2007 by Outdoors2

 

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
Fluttering from the autumn tree.

–Emily Brontë (1818-48)

 

I’m not yours

Posted in Blogroll, Life, Poetry with tags , on October 12, 2007 by Outdoors2


I AM NOT YOURS

 

Iam not yours, not lost in you,
Not lost, although I long to be
Lost as a candle lit at noon,
Lost as a snowflake in the sea.

 

You love me, and I find you still
A spirit beautiful and bright,
Yet I am I, who long to be
Lost as a light is lost in light.

 

Oh plunge me deep in love–put me out
My senses, leave me deaf and blind,
Swept by the tempest of your love,
A taper in a rushing wind.

 

Sarah Teasdale 
 

Falls cry

Posted in Blogroll, Life, Poetry, Seasons with tags , on October 11, 2007 by Outdoors2

I hear your winds calling, as the forests sway
the chill of your breath, soon to come my way.
Your frost gently laying, upon once heated fields
the shimmers of mourning, my heart so it yields.
In longest of nights, as I dream the new dawns
I feed my souls fire, loves branches as pawns.
So wrestle I may, keeping far from your shiver
till flame is all gone, then, to core I shall quiver.


©~RRS, ~Outdoors2

Steady Hope

Posted in Life, Poetry with tags , on October 9, 2007 by Outdoors2

 

 

 

Not,
about color and bright fancy things

It’s,
all for the joy that happiness brings

No,
glaring impact to wash pain asunder

Just,
feelings so pure and all full of wonder

 

©~RRS, ~Outdoors2