Wednesday, December 28, 2011

December Is Almost Done

Geese sitting on cold, cold ice
Honking up each and everyone
A chorus by the hundreds
I listen to each and every song.

I will push you out
Across the sky
A tire swing
And a treehouse
A day gone by.
Goodie goodie gumdrops
My mother would often say
While watching my children
Enjoying a day of play.

I'm not sure where this came from
Perhaps a poem or a book
But it showed, she too was having fun
You could always tell by her look.

Everytime I see these candies
I buy them for the thought
Of good times spent with my children
And hearing my mother's silly thoughts.


  1. it's been a while since I've heard anyone say goodie goodie gumdrops! :-)

  2. December is done for and the days are getting longer! Nashville is having such a mild winter that a few dandelions are blooming. I like those sunset colored gumdrops-

  3. I grew up with that phrase, too, Steve. And now you've got me craving gum drops. :)

  4. You have some pictures of very good things. Some of them remind me to be more observant of smaller things. I keep overlooking so many things around me.

  5. And what precious silly thoughts!
    I love a day of outdoor play. And I think I would like to skip across that bridge!

  6. I love the light and shadow of those photos and the thoughts too. None of us suspect what sort of things we will be remembered for do we.

  7. Yes, Steve. On next sunday it will be another day and another year.
    Thanks for your beautiful photos and writting.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR, to you and your family.

  8. Nothing soothes my soul more than honking geese bound for south in the autumn and north in the spring. The sound is true music to my ears. The V shape flight represents cooperation to the fullest. One of the wonders of nature!

  9. Haven't thought of gum drops in years!
    Love the photos...

  10. Aww... I love that memory that you shared with us!

    Loved all the pictures. So cool now that I know some are coming from my neck of the woods. :-)

    Hope you have a wonderful and safe New Years weekend, Steve!!


  11. Enjoyed seeing pictures of Iowa. Hope to stop back on a regular basis.

    I especially enjoyed the tire swing.

    Take care.

  12. I will try to show my birch trees in next spring when they are in leaf. We will prune them in height and width, because they become too big.
    I take advantage of these few words to wish you and your family a wonderful 2012.

  13. quite the lovely ending to the year

  14. Steve, best wishes to you for the New Year. I have happily enjoyed your blog posting for much of this year and look forward to continuing in 2012. It's been an amazing year for you with a new job and a move as well. Give Lily a big hug too,


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