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What can I say?  My picture above shows you that I have lived a long time.  It was taken in 2008 for our church registry. 

I was a stay at home mom until my last child was in school.  I was widowed when I was forty four and was glad that I was already employed at the local radio station.  I stayed in the same job for thirty years and after I retired at 65 and took a trip to Europe with a friend, I started working again and stayed for another ten years.  I have only been writing poetry since 1999 when I wrote to relieve my grief when my only son died.  I married again four years after my husband died and was widowed again in 1995.  I am an avid gardener and belong to two local garden clubs and am on the board of the district club and state garden club so have lots of meetings to attend. I have my own poetry corner in the state garden club's publication. I live in my home by myself and rent my farm land to a local bulb grower.  I am surrounded by beauty.  All of mv family lives close to me.  Two daughters, six grandchildren,
eleven great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. We live in Washington State in Northwest Washington and love it here. 

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Blog Posted:4/15/2012 2:16:00 PM
How do you add a picture from a contest posting to your poem?  Sidney asks for it in her haiku contest.  Joyce
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  1. Date: 4/16/2012 10:58:00 AM
    I used to be able to do this, Joyce, but now I can't. I reported the problem to admin days ago and am still waiting for a response. Love from Key West, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 4/16/2012 8:50:00 AM
    As many times as I have tried the methods described, even my new computer won't let me post pictures! (we have a new Windows 7)...what am I doing wrong? It's not worth the frustration!

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  1. Date: 4/16/2012 12:37:00 AM
    Oh wow I can make comments again I have been blocked for three or four days. Sorry don't know the answer I was just testing my commenting faclility, Hoe you get sorted Joyce xx

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  1. Date: 4/15/2012 5:57:00 PM
    Joyce, I just went and read what the contest says again. I don't think she is asking you to "use" the pictures (as in POST them with your poem). I think she means use them in the sense of use them for inspiration. I sure hope that is what she means!!! I may try to copy that blue hummingbird anyway using Gail's instructions, and if I can't do it, I will join your club!

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  1. Date: 4/15/2012 5:46:00 PM
    Joyce, are you kidding me? We have to put pictures with our poems for a contest? I guess I will be disqualified then!! I don't have the time or interest to study it all out!!! Gail makes it look easy. Maybe I will go now and see if it's really that simple!!

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  1. Date: 4/15/2012 5:15:00 PM
    Thanks Gail. I am doing something wrong. I can't get it to happen. Love, Joyce

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  1. Date: 4/15/2012 2:39:00 PM
    I must admit,am not very good with the computers.But Im sure somebody will stop by and tell her how:)Have a great Sunday over there,Joyce.Love,Arild

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My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
8/15/2014John 3:16Rhymegod,
8/6/2014Chance MeetingRhymelove,memory,
7/30/2014WordsFree verseword play,writing,
7/28/2014The Dance Hall GirlQuatrainscary,
7/26/2014Barbara LeeQuatrainfriend,
7/24/2014Norwegians I have MetQuatrainpeace,
7/22/2014Enough to Make Dan CryRhymeage,
7/22/2014The SkylarkVersebird,
7/21/2014You're InvitedRhymefun,
7/18/2014Kindly WayVillanellememory,
7/17/2014Unplanned VacationRhymevacation,
7/12/2014No Place To Lay My HeadNarrativevacation,
7/5/2014Bawdy LimericksLimerickconflict,
7/5/2014Hungry HoodlumsRhymeparents,
7/3/2014Beyond BeautfulFree versebaby,
7/3/2014Embracing EarthAcrosticbeauty,
7/3/2014Fourth of JulyAcrosticdeath,
7/2/2014God's WondersSonnetbeauty,nature,
7/1/2014What We GaveRhymegiving,war,
6/21/2014A Positive PoemDodoitsulove,
6/18/2014Garden TourSonnetflower,garden,

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An Invitation to DanceSonnetmusic,nature,
Echoes of the HeartRhymeuplifting,
as I driftHaikusea,
A Hug for the BugQuintain (English)insect,

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