Quiet Glen in Winter

A soft glow and then radiance

as the Sun pushes out

from its blanketing of dark clouds.

I feel my skin warm under its caress

I’m surprised by its intensity

on such a cold winters day.

The glen under the sun’s touch, softens glistening snow 4a

and snow fairies appear

glimmering and dancing

from newly melting snow.

The forest groans and whispers

as snow

loosened from heavily burdened branches

softly hits the ground

 and small animals scurry,

in search of food.

I breath the frigid air

absorbing the glen’s tranquil beauty,

and say a prayer of thanks…

for all that is life!              Hansi Riley

Keepers of the Earth

We are the present keepers of the earth

as were many generations before us. 

What they have or have not done

has made its mark and will continue to play out

but how will future generations view

the contributions we’ve made…         Hansi Riley

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Innocent Child

Innocent child how you break my heartinnocent child 1a

lacking food and shelter right from the start.

Was there ever a time you could just be a child

with food  in your belly and a reason to smile.

How did we miss you?

How could we be so blind?

With the wealth of our nation we’ve just got to find

solutions to hunger

for the good of mankind!    Hansi Riley


Childhood Poverty in America http://buff.ly/UHzGa2

On the road again…

I didn’t desert my blog, we’ve been on the road.  Just 1 of the things we enjoyed was the Keith Urban & Vince Gill Return to Headline Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Benefit http://buff.ly/15OsYY8  It was amazing!  These were the Artists we got to hear sing and watch having fun with each other.

Keith Urban concert line up

Iron Lady & Ex Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher Iron Lady 1‘Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.’ Margaret Thatcher

Ex Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was a powerful lady who didn’t need a tank or armor to get her point across.  She sadly passed away today at age 87.


She fought against socialism and  was the first woman to become prime minister of Britain.  She will be remembered as a strong leader, but also as one of the most quotable politicians in recent memory.

Running for Exercise…sort of!

For exercise I like to run.

So I run the dishwasher

dryer,  my nylons and more!

The thing is…

I need variety in my runs!    Hansi Riley

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