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I was born in Des Moines, Iowa. During the war Mom and my sister and I lived in Mason City until Dad came home. Then back to Des Moines. Graduated High School at Topeka High in Topeka, Kansas, and then went right to work for Hallmark Cards in the Litho Art Department. This proved to be better than a college education in art. Met and married my husband in Topeka, then moved to Staten Island, NY to take over De Jong's Bakery, the family business. We ended up in Colorado, bought a new bakery and settled down to raise our four kids and a menagerie of critters on a 15 acre homestead. For the most part, these were wonderful and fun filled years. Then I lost my husband of thirty-seven and a half years, January 1, 1998. Happy New Year.... It just hasn't been the same since, and a fair amount of my poetry reflects this transition in my life.

I have always drawn and painted for pleasure, to tell small stories, but I also have always written down my feelings. Sometimes when I couldn't find the words to say them out loud, or when I was filled with joy or frustration, writing set the feelings in order. (I am famous for having the right words to say the next day after the wrong words were already said!)

Locally I am a member of the Greeley Poetry Club, and the Greeley Art Association. These are fun groups and has flowered some good friendships.

I am a watercolorist of wildlife and Americana subjects. If you are interested, here is the link to my website and blog.

http://www.fortmeyereditions.com/

http://fortmeyer.blogspot.com/



 

Most Recent Blog Post


St. Patrick's Day Snow
Blog Posted:3/17/2008 2:06:00 PM

 

Well, I guess this should end all that "Spring" talk I've been doing!
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Took this from my dining room window. Not yet willing to get out in it.

This taken from the front window facing North.
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I have even been working on a poem about the brown leaves, flattened by the drifts of winter and all that kind of stuff. I guess that will have to go back on the shelf until I can see the smashed and dirty brown leaves so I can accurately discribe them.

The snow started late last night, and I don't think it snowed much past midnight. The temperature is up to about 38 degrees now, so this "spring" snow won't last long. March is the snowiest month in Colorado anyway! Sigh. This is good though. There hasn't been any snow or moisture to speak of since the first big storm of the season. The mountains have record amounts, and it snows all the time, but not where I am. This will help the Iris and the Grapehyacinth's as they are already trying to peek out.

Looks like I am going to work at getting the camper fixed and ready for summer. Will be nice to have it at the ready. It is a Toyota, (1983), but I'll bet it has better mileage than my car. I'm looking forward to loading it up for a run. Get all my portable art supplies, camera's and laptop readied for downloading the pictures. I have always, so far, waited to download on the desk top at home. Have a couple of friends up in Wyoming that I want to visit again this year. Again for one of my friends, and it will be the first time I visit the other one.
Have a good day. Til' next time ..... ~J~

 
 

"We are all different expressions of one reality, different songs of one singer, different dances of one dancer, different paintings - but the painter is one."  -- Osho, Indian Spiritual Leader

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  1. Date: 3/17/2008 5:40:00 PM
    Now that's a picture hopefully it will warm up where you live! Happy St. Pat;s day to you ! Laura :)

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  1. Date: 3/17/2008 4:50:00 PM
    Beautiful to look at, but not to great to have to shovel it. Give me beaches and ocean. Good blog. Have a wonderful day. Vince

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  1. Date: 3/17/2008 4:22:00 PM
    What great pictures! I am completely jealous of the snow, and your beautiful surroundings. I think we are finished here with any hope of real snow this year. Can't believe Spring officially begins this Thursday. The seasons change so quickly. Thanks for sharing! Love, Shar

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Okay, one more time!
Date Posted: 12/30/2008 11:56:00 PM
Aborted up date ...
Date Posted: 12/30/2008 5:03:00 PM
The second day was wilder for me - May 23
Date Posted: 5/26/2008 12:15:00 PM
This was one wild and woolly day - From May 22
Date Posted: 5/26/2008 12:11:00 PM
I am Back
Date Posted: 5/17/2008 1:12:00 PM
His Funeral
Date Posted: 4/14/2008 10:43:00 PM
St. Patrick's Day Snow
Date Posted: 3/17/2008 2:06:00 PM
Senior Moment
Date Posted: 3/12/2008 4:04:00 PM
God Bless Colorado
Date Posted: 3/3/2008 12:16:00 PM
Cat Story Number Five
Date Posted: 2/25/2008 5:28:00 PM
Cat Story Four
Date Posted: 2/24/2008 9:33:00 AM
Cat Story Three
Date Posted: 2/23/2008 1:43:00 PM
Second cat story The beginning
Date Posted: 2/22/2008 12:55:00 PM
The first cat story
Date Posted: 2/21/2008 2:40:00 PM
Story five The last of the Dog Stories
Date Posted: 2/20/2008 1:23:00 PM
Story four is about Jackie
Date Posted: 2/19/2008 11:30:00 AM
The third story is about Yogi
Date Posted: 2/18/2008 12:43:00 PM
The second story is about Daisy
Date Posted: 2/17/2008 10:16:00 PM
The first story is about Spike
Date Posted: 2/16/2008 11:18:00 AM
SAA Meeting Wednesday
Date Posted: 2/15/2008 12:41:00 PM
The faster the time goes
Date Posted: 2/10/2008 10:47:00 AM
I believe I'm back - Really
Date Posted: 1/22/2008 11:59:00 AM
I am back ...
Date Posted: 10/24/2007 1:56:00 PM
The Silver Box
Date Posted: 9/18/2007 10:33:00 PM
Being Featured -- Again
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My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
5/13/2011The PorchFree verseintrospection
4/6/2011I Opened My Bible TodayFree versephilosophy,religionwords,
3/4/2010Life's MasksProse Poetry 
8/17/2009HaikuHaikuseasons
8/17/2009Incredible Dew Free verseintrospection,life,nature
7/21/2009VisionMonokuphilosophy
7/21/2009Me & Little Sister Fishin'Free verseadventure,childhood,siste
7/21/2009HaikuHaikuinspirational,nature
5/10/2009The Sound of LeavesFree versenature,time
5/8/2009The HouseSonnethappiness,history,introsp
4/6/2009SummerFree verselife,nostalgia,sea,season
4/6/2009I Miss YouFree versehope,nostalgia,seasons
3/11/2009SensualEpulaeryufood,happiness,passion
3/11/2009SteakEpulaeryufood,funny,happiness
3/8/2009SpringHaikulife,nature,seasons
1/11/2009Red TulipsFree verselife,nature,sadred,
1/9/2009My ResolutionFree verseintrospection,life
10/28/2008I'm alone I amFree verseintrospection,life,loss
6/8/2008It StartsFree versechildhood,life,passion,
5/25/2008Hunting BuddiesFree verseadventure,childhood,life,
5/18/2008His First LoveFree versechildhood,history,schoolm
4/10/2008His funeralLimerickfunny,imagination,song-ly
3/13/2008Poetry RainbowsHaikuhappiness,imagination,ins
2/25/2008FearFree verseadventure,mystery,on writ
2/12/2008Mutual SpiritsFree verseangst,husband,love,
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