Tag Archives: summer

HEAT WAVE

When temperatures hit the 90s and the dew point is over sixty, we Minnesotans have a remedy for that. The Land of Ten Thousand Lakes beckons to those in search of refreshment from the summer sun and the disgusting sweat … Continue reading

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ON THE WATERFRONT

Reflections of a summer day, the range of many hues, The gentle breeze on mirrored lakes, the reds, yellows and blues, The sailboats take their daily cruise, the colors quickly change, While God remains in heavenly skies, the seasons to … Continue reading

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SATURDAY SABBATICAL

When we search for distant places, When we walk uncharted lands, Our hearts are filled with wonder, Our minds hold no demands, A trail that leads to winter, A path beside the sea, A walkway through a forest, Whatever it … Continue reading

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SUMMER PERCEPTIONS

The earth rotates as God first set it in the sky, The winds are His, He controls whether we live or die, He carves the trees into skeletal versions of themselves, He releases His rain on parched grass and plantings, … Continue reading

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IT’S SUMMER, ALREADY?

I live in a part of the country known for its extreme weather changes.  Only a month ago, we were experiencing temps in the 50s and 60s.  When you’re a menopausal woman – or just an old woman for that matter … Continue reading

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A DAY IN THE PARK

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The senses are enlivened with each new summer day, The sounds of children’s laughter, the funny games they play, The taste of cool refreshment, with ice cream on your lips, It doesn’t even … Continue reading

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Summer Memories

We’re two thirds of the way through summer and this time of year always brings memories of family travels. At the start of these adventures our kids were still quite young, so everything was exciting – like looking at the … Continue reading

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CLOUDS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Like a giant vacuum, sucking vapor from the earth,Descending down from heaven, like angels in their mirth,Billowing up so very high, the sky can barely hold them,Sprays of multi-colors rise, kisses and … Continue reading

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TIME FOR FAMILY BONDING

Maybe you think this past year and a half has been the perfect time to get back to family bonding. Some of you may protest that the whole bonding thing was overrated and you’ve had enough. Maybe your children are … Continue reading

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MAKE WAY FOR SUMMER

OK this is anything but serious poetry. I’m in a silly mood. The beat of a different drummer announces that it is summer, You welcome any newcomer, like a cast from “Dumb and Dumber,” A talented banjo strummer – you … Continue reading

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LONGING FOR SUMMER

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Thinking of warm summer days, I pulled these paintings out of the archives for your enjoyment. Another look at life on the river. Like ships in the night, we pass through this … Continue reading

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MISTY MEMORIES

MONDAY MORNING MEMORIES OF WARMER DAYS Our days go swiftly, like an early morning dawn,They often pass so quickly, they pass and they are gone,We turn each page anticipating,We long for and are waiting,For time to take us home,We set … Continue reading

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SUMMER TREASURE

ART & POETRY FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The edge of a bluff lined river – a glassy reflection glistens and bounces onto a hill. The light touches the rims of trees and buildings, creating patterns dancing from one place to another .  The deep crevices fill with … Continue reading

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GLORIOUS SUMMER 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 from one place to another. The … Continue reading

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TODAY IS MAY 31ST

With the end of May, comes the end of school; a short reprieve for teachers and students; time for parents to find things to occupy their kids for the next three months; the beginning of summer fun. Most teachers will … Continue reading

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AUGUST SKY

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The fields are all but harvested, the hay lays on the ground, The air contains the slightest chill, with stillness all around, The old, red barn stands waiting now, to make it overflow, Abundance … Continue reading

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SIGNS

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The end of summer will soon draw near, Plans are made for a new school year. Crops are ready for the harvest, Tons of colors for the artist, Bounty ready for collection, Birds … Continue reading

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UP TO THE CABIN

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The week has dragged on far too long, it’s time to get away, You pack the car and sing a song when Friday comes your way. You fight the traffic and … Continue reading

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SUMMER TIME

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Not so long ago, The ground was frozen and Covered with a blanket of snow, Now an early summer sun beats ferociously, Upon the landscape, Humidity fills the air, Hovering like … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS ON A CLOUDY DAY

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A haze encapsulated sky sheds a minute amount of light, Upon the river’s edge, Capturing reflections, Dispersing shadows, Displaying an array of natural color, Until only a few short weeks ago, The ice retreated … Continue reading

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