Sweet (Potato) Dreams

A friend of mine said that my sweet potato looked like a dinosaur.

Oh wait, maybe she said it was as big as a dinosaur.

When digging up the garden, I had been giving Toby the tiny little potatoes that never fully developed which made him a pretty happy guy. Then he watched me pick up this behemoth, and you should have seen the expression on his face! I don’t think his eyes could have gotten any wider nor his tail wagged any faster. I couldn’t let him have it, though, lest I have to write another poem about yark.

Who are you to judge the yarkworthiness of my adventures?

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Thank you!

The local paper had an article about how allergies are being mistaken for covid symptoms. Whether you have ragweed issues or a virus, these earth-friendly, reusable cotton hankies are perfect for keeping your nose clean and dry.

Cotton hankies come with different pictures or phrases painted on them to make extra special gifts for those you love. Hankies are available from my shop at L Bowman Studios.

The Yark and the Witching Hour

Electric mustard colored fungus growing in wood mulch

Luminescent pile of yark

gently glowing in the dark.

Yellow like a ‘nanner peel

Little doggie do you feel

better now the puke is gone

sitting outside on the lawn?

(Wouldn’t Mozart be proud?)

The other night, Toby managed to jump up to the counter and steal and eat a banana peel before I could stop him. At 3:00 am he kindly gave the peel back. The poem has a happier ending than real life because it happened outside unlike reality which required an early morning kennel scrubbing. Thanks Toby.

Anytime, mom!

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Dream Our World

If you would like to know more of what Toby and his brother have been up to, pick up a copy of Dream Our World. Inside Bitey (Geordie) and Toby visit the museum of their dreams and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun.

Dream Our World is available from my shop at L Bowman Studios.