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Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY
1869 - Present


Lake, Pond, and Kettle

The lake is glistening beneath the sun,
and paddle boats leave ripples in the light. 
The sky above, a lovely turquoise blue
with fluffy cotton-candy clouds in sight.

Sightseers settle on the wooden porch;
from rocking chairs, survey the lovely views.
While others, by the pond of large Coy fish,
observe their colors and designs that fuse.

Inquisitive and friendly, on the hunt,
they swim around the center fountain spray;
come close to take bread from a waiting hand,
then flip their tails to 'round again, make way.

Inside the lodge, it's four o'clock...tea time;
and coffee too is served, if you're inclined.
From the huge copper kettle tea is poured,
and cookies wait with cream and lemon rind.

The 'tea at four' at Mohonk Mountain House
is one of many joys at this retreat's
amazing, peaceful settings to relax
with nature's beauty, tea, and cookie treats.
 
Sandra M. Haight

~1st Place~
Contest: Lake, Pond, Kettle
Sponsor: Nayda Ivette Negron
Rules: Use Words: Lake, Pond, Kettle
Judged: 05/17/2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 6/2/2018 8:13:00 PM
Back with most deserved congrats, Sandra.
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Date: 5/19/2018 4:36:00 AM
Congratulations on your #1 win. I want to go there!
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Date: 5/22/2018 6:42:00 PM
Thank you, Susan! You would love it. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/18/2018 10:28:00 AM
Can I retire there? Did you write the brochure? Sounds wonderfully relaxing... get the kettle on! ;-) Congratulations, finally!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/22/2018 6:42:00 PM
It's a wonderful place, Nina! We are lucky to be only 45 minutes away. Thanks for your congrats and supportive comments. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/18/2018 1:53:00 AM
Congratulations, Sandra on your great win.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/22/2018 6:40:00 PM
Thank you so much, Subimal. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/18/2018 12:37:00 AM
Congratulations Sandra.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/22/2018 6:40:00 PM
Thank you very much, Tom. Sandra
Date: 2/15/2018 7:28:00 PM
YOu did this challenge SO well. I bet it will be in the top!!! So nicely rendered, Sandra.
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Date: 2/11/2018 5:12:00 PM
You paint a pretty and inviting setting. I'll be over for tea and cookies with thirty of my closest friends... all PSoupers of course.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 2/15/2018 6:50:00 PM
You would love this place, Line. Wish I could share with you how beautiful it is there. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 2/11/2018 4:23:00 PM
Very descriptive holiday scene in a beautiful iambic style. Good luck!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 2/15/2018 6:49:00 PM
Thank you very much for your visit and very supportive comments, Ralph! Much appreciated. Sandra :)