6 word Saturday 22.3.14

Indolence creeps in as poetry escapes

A fun lunch yesterday among friends in the village brasserie left me too full to stir all afternoon, except to welcome the techy genius from the computer shop who came to instal the new printer that had previously defied all efforts to make it work.  I have a desperate fear of new computer equipment!

Magnolia in full bloom below our old house, 22.3.14  Mistletoe is supposed to be removed from trees, but nobody bothers.

for Cate at six-word-Saturday

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17 Responses to 6 word Saturday 22.3.14

  1. cecilia says:

    Oh printers are SUCH trial, my Dad has all the latest high tech stuff and is also presently (in ChCh NZ) battling with computer glitches and cannot get his printer to work.. c


  2. Judy says:

    I would need a computer genius as well since it is not my forte


  3. Jim says:

    🙂 Love your six, Viv (but sorry, I’m learning Windows 8.1 now) ~~ at least good for a little Senryū. My trial:
    Indolence creeps in
    as poetry escapes me
    called the techie guy

    We don’t clean out our mistletoe either. “They” say too much might kill the tree. Your magnolia find is nice too. Our neighbor has one at the property line and it has a few blooms now. Soon it will be covered with them.

    Houston and surrounding is notorious for lack of public mass transit. The city proper has a fairly decent bus system and two light rail trains. But we are in the suburbs in an adjacent county and we don’t even have busses. So cars are a necessity for these homeless people to have jobs. The wages are so low that day care and twice daily cab fare would take all of the earnings of one person. Distances to most job sites would be prohibitive to walking. Sixteen miles is a conservative estimate of the average commute. My last two years I had a 75 mile commute each way. That was an easy hard three hours of driving.

    🙂 This got way too long, I’m sorry (a little bit), but gotta send this:

    Montgomery County, US County in Texas

    Montgomery County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. The county was created by an act of the Congress of the Republic of Texas on December 14, 1837. The county is named for the town of Montgomery. Wikipedia
    Area: 1,077 sq miles (2,789 km²) — Founded: 1837 — County seat: Conroe (Texas) –
    – Population: 485,047 (2012) — Unemployment rate: 5.3% (Aug 2013) —
    Colleges and Universities: Lone Star College–Montgomery, The University Center.


    • Jim says:

      (“The wages are so low that day care and twice daily cab fare would take all of the earnings of one person”) rather, ‘average person’ who is coming from the ranks of the homeless. Most, but not all, lack training or experience. A lot are returning Armed Service members. Our president, Mr. Obama, would like to increase the minimum wage to $10.50 or so. Our mixed up Congress will never approve anything like this.


  4. Mlissabeth says:

    I have never seen a full mistletoe tree. Interesting shot.


    • It’s an apple tree. The mistletoe berries are eaten by birds, the birds excrete the seeds which plant themselves onto the tree, and grow into huge bunches as in the picture: they feed off the tree as true parasites, and eventually kill the tree. That’s why the farmers are supposed to remove it!


  5. Raven Spirit says:

    Love the short poem. AND? how is the computer today?


  6. Karen S. says:

    I read poetry all throughout this! What a wonderful photo of a spring I so long for. I think I’d love to come and collect that mistletoe for myself, if you weren’t so many miles away! Enjoy your weekend!


  7. restlessjo says:

    It’s good to be a little self indulgent sometimes, Viv. Have a nice weekend. 🙂


  8. McGuffy Ann says:

    I love this. The post, sentiment, and photo are quite poetic.


  9. Ron. says:

    I’m with you, V. My Beloved Sandra handles most of the tech stuff. I just bang on the keyboard.


  10. anjum wasim dar says:

    great expressions-technology sometimes frightens us all when it seems to fail in solving mysteries of a different kind.Enjoyed this write up.


  11. grace says:

    hi… drop by from six words saturday…is my post ok ?


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