Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Dragon

CedarBerry has a dragon. I know it's hard to believe but yes, it's true. Every few months we defeat the monster only to have him return again and again.

He creeps back ever so slowly, just showing himself a little more and a little more. Then one day he is a full blown, fire breathing dragon with smoke swirling about his head and covering CedarBerry with such a stench. We battle on and on for hours at a time with rakes, waterhose and shovels fighting back his nasty snarls and the vicious heat he sets forth. Finally, just as day ends, success! He is defeated, til the next time.

Cedarberry is a magical place, no doubt! Without a free hand to wield a camara, you'll just have to guess what this monster really looks like.  Can you see him?

Tell me what he is and why he keeps coming back to terroize us...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Oh, the places you'll go! The places you'll go that you would otherwise never know!
You'll go down a stretchy dirt road
A lining of trees are what grow
Searching for new friends that glow

You'll come to a place that speaks of quiet grace
The Ozark National Science Center will slip into view
Here you'll find the Arkanas Women Bloggers Unplugged
With a big hug from Beth just for you

You'll soon discover a room full of bloggers all a chatter
Leaping from subject to subject
Having far too much to cover in such a short time
This is crux of the matter

Happy, happy, joy, joy!!
Herbs and Eggs and The Parkwife

SEE?? Cool, Huh
Dannie McCLain and Robyn aka Kinda a big deal 

You'll travel to Gener O City with AWBU
Amazing sponsors and parteners share an unending swaggy array
Ghiradelli Chocolate (oh yum), Off Botanicals and SC Johnson
offer their goodies while Field Notes, Petit Jean Meats, Heinz
And Collective Bias want also to play

The amazing swag!!!

You might even be lucky
Like me and win something just ducky
A wonderful smellorific gift of Mrs. Mayers Clean Day fun!
Shared from the ever thoughtful  NWAFoodie 

You'll go to AWBU for the sessions
Blogging 101 and Pulling Blog Topics Out of Thin Air
You'll hear eloquent speakers like Gwen and Shannon
You'll listen intently taking it all to heart
Only to realize blogging is really an ART

You'll go for three meals a day
Prepared in an old fashioned way
Food to be savored moment by moment
 With richly brewed coffee helping you stay awake 

 You'll meet one fiesty Bovine ready to help you craft a memory
Paper, pens, paint markers
What more could you ask
Elmers will supply it quick as a flash

You'll snip and fold, cut and scrunch
Getting just the right look for your
Memory board masterpiece from AWBU

Jodi creating a masterpiece

And take home you will
All the supplies for your creation
Elmers freely gives for further crafting adventure

Ladies please!!!
Britney and Jennifer

How many places can you go
So very many indeed
ONSC has trails for hiking
Turtles for liking
A luna moth or two

Beautiful grounds to roam
Decks to take in the view

Heidi and Kelly

Janie and Jackie

The cabins are cozy and quaint
Tucked away from it all
The education building, dining hall and common areas
They are beyond compare
But you could go futher than there
Much further if you dare
Especially with the Murphy Oil card
Given to one and all
Given at the AWBU 2011 affair

You'll find at AWBU 2011
The people who really do care
Who are making a difference
Arkansas Women Bloggers will be revered
As the most innovative and sincere group of women
In all of Blogosphere
You will be honored, as I, to have spent
A few short hours with these
The remarkable women of AWBU 2011 

The places you will go
You will have to go
When it comes round again in

This Dr Suess-ism is in honor of The Lorax performed by Ros and the gang at ONSC
Huge thanks to AWB
Also thanks to
ONSC for hosting and @bethanystephens
And all the lovely bloggers who attended this fabulous event!
You have all touched my heart and taught me so much more about blogging.