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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

a river of stones - day eleven

small stone #11

sitting out in the garden
staring at no thing
my thoughts racing
I look down at my lap
to find a praying mantis
swaying in the summer breeze
bringing a halt to my busy mind
and a smile to my lips

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  1. Life sends such interesting things to still our busy minds.

  2. How wonderful - while we're freezing over here!

  3. Yes, I was just reading on facebook a conversation between friends about their white lawns!
    Have a hot chocolate for me :)

  4. An omen for sure - since I love the Mantis, I think a good one! PS You live in a beautiful place.

  5. Hi Barb. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read and comment.
    New Zealand is a beautiful place, but I definitely have the urge to travel at the moment!
    Happy writing to you :)