Tag Archives: Spring

Weeds, 1.  Nature versus man



with weathered,

worn wooden fence

and barbed wire

protected from cars,

trucks and passers-by.

This side of the railing is

full of yellow-gold weeds.

Thank you to my friends,

Pauline and Anneli for

their suggestion of yarrow

as the name of the wildflower!  

In emerald green grass

lie white flowering clover

and intermittent dandelions.

Rascals wild and rambunctious all,

No wonder there’s a gate to hold 

you safe and protected from 

far worse and dangerous



These poetic thoughts

created by Robin and

photograph taken by her.


The creek during spring


In the late Winter, 

you  may  remember

the creek had brilliance in

early morning sunshine. 

The field of light green glowed.

Now, another season shows 

a whole other bouquet of

pink and purple tones.

Aging stone wall has moldy, 

mossy and world-weary 

appearance; just barely

holding its stones



Water flowing slowly

displays shimmering ripples 

with rocks barely visible.

Their peaceful nature

coexisting serenely.

Tiny minnows

flourish, as

ducks have 

flown off.

~ ~ ~


Mother Goose and her triplets


Mama goose, 

watches over triplets,

enjoying sunny weather. 

She feels warmth upon her feathers.

Ever vigilant and protective of her

little ones, she glanced my way

and considered my sitting in

the grass to be of no danger. 

She proceeded to survey 

and scan the rest of the 

small pond’s perimeter.

Her husband has gone afar,

not swimming gracefully upon

nearby water nor in the grass. 

Nowhere to be found. She’s

proud, head held high,

convincing herself,


going to be

‘alright.’ “

Silly rocking chair chant


The OWU campus student union

has eight rocking chairs. Someday,

when Hendrix is bigger we shall 

have to take a picture of me,

Nana, with all 7 grandies.

Until then, we take many

“Flashlight hikes,” 

exploring college campus.

I let them shout for joy,

here in this photo.

We never have been 

told to leave the premises.

Here’s a silly poem,

ditty or chant.

It goes loosely

to the tune of

“Rock around the Clock.”

(Thanks to “Happy Days” reruns

nearly everyone knows this tune.)


🎶 “Rock around the campus” 🎶

by Robin O. Cochran

“One o’clock, two o’clock. . .

it is nearly ten o’clock!

Rock around the campus,

Rock all night long,

Rock all day strong,

Rock and roll music streaming

from open college dorm windows.

Ten o’clock, eleven o’clock. . .

we can go past midnight!

Rock all night till

the morning’s light,

Rock all eve 

till Nana’s asleep!

Rocking with our thoughts,

Rocking chairs soothe babies.

Rocking chairs tire children.

Rocking eases and calms my nerves!”

x o x o

“These rocking chairs are cool and 

relaxing, preparing us for Dreamland.

There was something transcendent

going on while rocking on the

porch or what I tend to think

of as a “veranda,” due to

its southern hospitality.

No one wanted to leave.

Someone always wants to:

Get up and go,
Keep on rolling!
One sighing child
replies quietly

when I ask,

“Are we ready to go now?”

“Not yet, Nana.

Let’s stay a little longer.”

. . . . .

I’m all for those lingering moments.
. . . . .


Springtime at the Franklin Park Conservatory


This place has 

Palms room,

Dale Chihuly glass

pieces installed in gardens,

Inside and on the acres surrounding.

Ameriflora was international garden

extravaganza with remaining exhibits.

Umbrella spring room,

Butterfly incubation nursery,

Rainforest room to release butterflies,

Glorious signs of beauty and nature

converging and in coexistence.

Colorful umbrellas at Conservatory


Pink tulips,

Yellow tulips,

Purple hyacinths,

Marley and Landen,

Purple, yellow, pastel

colored umbrellas.

Hands across the water,

fingers wishing to dabble

while Nana takes pictures

children’s Mom Trista says,

“We all just washed our hands

and are taking elevator to the 

main floor and heading out 

to eat at a restaurant.”

Kid’s other parent says typical

Dad’s funny thing,

“For crying out loud!” 

As I have to laugh, 

since my Dad used 

to say exact same thing to 

my two brothers and me! 

Photo and words sharing 

family event with you!

Happy Spring!