Saturday, July 19, 2014


Another semi-sleepless Night.
(Poor Teddy)
Sign of the Times In The Street
"A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species."

Escape to a free Movie at Home:
"Once Upon A Time"
Heartwarming fantasy staring Cary Grant, a failed Broadway Producer who, upon learning of the existence of a dancing caterpillar owned by youngster Ted Donaldson, acquires the miraculous insect in order to exploit its commercial worth. When Disney offers him $100,000 for it, he knows he's onto something."
There's transformation for all the characters, including the caterpillar, and of course, a deliciously inevitable happy ending.

Yes, another difficult night, no dreams,
just unable to sleep more than an hour or two at a clip.
Moody, warm Weather over the Farm Market
Oh, delicious Goat Cheese from Stuyvesant, N.Y.  Since it was the end of the day, they kindly sold me a $10 container for just $5 because it was all I could afford to pay.
 The scent of Zinnia is so fresh
 Father and son Gorzyski have been trucking "better'-than-Organic vegetables here for years and years.
I got Onions, beets, zucchini and Sorrel.
From Trembley Apiares  out of  Van-Etten NY
(Pure Bee Pollen creamed with Honey)
This Long Island seller had every plant left on the table for a dollar.  He and his family are headed for Europe.  I got sage and thyme!
a lovely white Begonia-but for the color, so like the one I did this old water color of when I was studying at the Bronx Botanical Garden.
on the way home:
 Joy! Every time this little Cairn Terrier sees me, she dances, and makes my day.  Her owner is a regular neighborhood fellow and  he enjoys our interaction.  I'm just back from the farm market at 14th Street, and it turns out Marley loves Thyme and goat cheese, but NOT Sorrel.

Now there's a Casserole in the Oven, and Honey in my heart.
Very Nice

My mind can spawn disorder
before the dog can wag its tail twice.
My heart can shatter into bits
before the knife has made a single slice.
 Before the wag, before the slice,
these peaceful moments are very nice.


Joan@CopperCreeker said...

O My! Very Nice
i really like that last bit

enjoyed this glimpse into your life.

i have sleep problems also.
sending wishes to you for a good night rest

Mo Crow said...

love the botanical illustration & poem, you are a woman of many talents and deep heart Michelle x fingers good dreams grace your nights soon!

Kim Andersen said...

I am sorry for your sleepless nights. I sleep better with Hyland's Calms Forte. A homeopathic tablet. Have you tried it?

Velma Bolyard said...

what ever is the bee pollen mixed with honey like?

Ms. said...

Velma--it is possible to have allergic reactions, and scientists say there are no 'proven' benefits, and can be dangerous, containing fungus and bacteria..(see bee pollen at wikipedia)....but, I know these bee keepers and trust their hives kept by organic practices. The pollen is mixed with a bit of smooth honey and churned into a sort of butter. It's expensive ($10 for this 1pd jar) and I use no more than a teaspoon or two a day, right from the jar or on toast as a treat. It's delicious. This paper is informative>>

jude said...

oh the man is a bee pollen guy. It doesn't agree with me. I cannot sleep as well as i used to and it is so hot. but for some reason i was out like a light last night,. love the final words and the plant score!