GATHERING!

 

Gathering — ’tis the season for family, friends and communities to get together for the holidays of all persuasions!

Centuries old, this social custom of gathering is filled with traditions, some old, some new. While many of us are heading home for holiday celebrations, others are taking a flight to warmer climes or ski resorts.

Whatever the season or reason, enjoy as you gather together!

2015
2015 DECEMBER SNOW!

As the year is winding down, wrote this haiku on home for a poetry prompt:

red geraniums

potted with green grassy spikes

welcoming me home

© 2015 Patricia A. McGoldrick ( Published in Verse Afire, Jan. to April issue, 2016)

2015 RED GERANIUMS!
2015 RED GERANIUMS!

 

 

 

Aside: Looking for a new listen, you might enjoy these  music favourites available on iTunes: Christmas Lights by Coldplay ( this is played many times!!!) and The Little Drummer Boy by Sadie and the Hotheads — Sadie plays on Downton Abbey! Enjoy the season! 🙂

IT’S RANDOM ACTS OF POETRY DAY 2015!

Autumn 2015 might go down in history as a revival of Blue Jay bliss year! Playoff hope is in the air & optimism reigns, even as the beleaguered Toronto Maple Leafs start a new season in the NHL with an opening match against their traditional Montreal Canadiens rivals! 🙂

Me, I’m happy for the Jays but also ecstatic that this middle of the work week day  is one of those milder than usual October days when the colour of autumn is peaking!

Also, it happens to be a special day to celebrate poetry!

2015 Random Acts of Poetry
Source: Internet 2015 Random Acts of Poetry

The moon will be aligned at night with a couple of planets and this community is ready to celebrate Oktoberfest!

How sweet that so many good things come together!

Wrote a small haiku to celebrate the day and one of my favourite parts of the universe — birch trees!

white barked birch branches
harvested from forest floor
resting on front step

© 2015 Patricia A. McGoldrick

2015 BIRCH BRANCHES RECOVERED!

Have a wonderful rest of the week! 🙂