This painting is one I did when I went plein air painting with Paul’s group. Mine was OK, but theirs’ were stunning. I think I do better painting indoors.


Oh, those lazy days of summer, leave me wanting better things,

When days are long and nights are warm, with all that nature brings,

A quiet street has come to life, as morn drifts into view,

The bakery sends off scents of heaven, inviting and tempting you,

The work starts very early, as merchants sell their wares,

The coffee shop is open now, the barber fills his chairs,

As bikers ride and hikers trod, the morning light sets in,

Some old men gather on a bench, and tall tales soon begin,

Folks still enjoy togetherness, they’re blissfully secure,

In friendship and simple acts of kindness sweet and pure.

Since I live in Minnesota, those days remain far off,

I wonder if I’ll make it through, this time without a cough.


As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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2 Responses to SMALL TOWN LIVING

  1. oneta hayes says:

    Loved the depiction of a small town never dreaming of that surprise ending. 😀

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    • says:

      Thanks, Oneta. I wish I could do more outside stuff, but my allergies trigger asthma attacks and I have difficulty breathing in high dewpoints. I rarely paint outdoors for that reason. Usually wind up coughing my head off.

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