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A MISTY MAY MORNING

Golden glow arises at dawn, kissing the trees awake, Brilliant tints inhabit the sky, shades for heaven they make, A ripple effect explodes there, shadows and light descend, The chill in the air refreshes, all sadness soon will mend, A new day appears as … Continue reading

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Each day holds its own beauty and glory, but many of them can be filled with trial, pain, discouragement and all the negatives that come along with living.  God reminds us that each day was created by Him.  We therefore … Continue reading

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C’MON MAY FLOWERS

It’s been a week of April showers and as my mom used to say, “April showers bring May flowers.” I started painting flowers one summer when my allergies were so bad, I couldn’t venture into my garden. I’m not nearly … Continue reading

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NEW LIFE

The dark days of winter have finally passed, a new day awakes with the sun, The earth now gives way to the greening of grass, the squirrels are all on the run, A robin is perched on a sweet budding branch, a cardinal … Continue reading

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IN THE GARDEN

A bouquet of vibrant colors, slowly fading in the hand, Picked fresh this very morning, plucked from the moistened land, Our lives are like those flowers – they slowly wilt and die, We want to intercede somehow, but no matter how we try, … Continue reading

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JUST THE BEGINNING

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When it seems that all is gone and the days stretch on too long, There is hope and consolation in God’s perfect preservation, He provides for every need, even when there’s … Continue reading

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TOO SOON TO DIG IN

When bygone days of winter pass and snow is off the ground, I tend to think of planting things, and wait without a sound, There’s nothing like new life I think, while pushing through dead leaves, The natural mulch has … Continue reading

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SPRING THAW

“Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed… Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.”Henry David Thoreau … Continue reading

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG

The minute I typed the title for today’s blog, I thought to myself, this is way too optimistic. Spring in the Midwest usually doesn’t begin until somewhere between late April and July. We’ve been known to have blizzards in May. … Continue reading

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CRAZY HOLIDAYS

Today is March 9th, which also happens to be False Teeth Day. I really get a kick out of the many holidays available to celebrate. Who thinks these up anyway and why would a day be set aside for fake … Continue reading

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SET SAIL

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER The morning sun rises earlier these days. Allowing each day to grow longer as spring shows signs of emerging. Cracks in the ice indicate a new season, Open water releases its frozen … Continue reading

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A CHANGE OF SEASON

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER – From the sketchbook of Paul Boecher, this magnificent maple tree and a study of the seed and stem that goes with it.  At first when I saw this little water color, … Continue reading

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DREAMING OF WARMER DAYS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The edge of a bluff lined river – a glassy reflection glistens and bounces onto a hill. The light touches the edges of trees and buildings in the distance, Creating patterns dancing … Continue reading

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SIGNS OF SPRING

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Droplets blend together from remnants of ice and mountain snow, Trickling over rocky crevices, dancing together in a timeless waltz, Soon they meld into a cascade of raging energy as the dance becomes … Continue reading

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SPRING IS BUSTING OUT ALL OVER

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER A few years ago, Paul and a few other men observed the nest of a pair of osprey. The birds busied themselves with refreshing the nest before the eggs were laid, oblivious … Continue reading

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COME ON SPRING!

Wind spirits itself through the trees, while a few white flakes fall delicately, whimsically, often laughing at us as they pass by our windows. Dormant tulips had already pushed their little heads through lifeless soil. What once was blanketed in … Continue reading

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FRESH START

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Filtered light kisses the petals, Morning mist embraces each leaf, Golden rays enliven, Breathing, Inspiring, Giving hope, Fear and anxiety drowned by the beauty, Bringing peace, Lifting up, We start anew, We gasp … Continue reading

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THE SUN HAS ARISEN

For glad Spring has begun, And to the ardent sun The earth, long time so bleak, Turns a frost-bitten cheek. – Celia Thaxter, American poet For the first time in almost a week, we’re witnessing the emergence of spring.  The … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY WISHES

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© February is a tough month in the frozen tundra.  We are confronted with thoughts of green grass, a little warmer sunshine and melting snow.  Yesterday surprised us with a blanket of white … Continue reading

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THINKING POSITIVE

Spring is supposedly here, but Minnesota doesn’t realize that.  We’re in the midst of another snow event today with expected snow fall of 7-10 inches.  I am trying to remain positive and think happy spring thoughts.  I know this won’t … Continue reading

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