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The Rain of the Thaw   Leave a comment

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Photographs (Dated February 17, 2015) by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

After a night of freezing rain

Ice in the trees melted,

Causing a rain of a sort

Audible from inside the front and back doors

Of my apartment.

The rhythm of icy precipitation melting

Was pleasant to my ears

And striking in the moment.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

FEBRUARY 17, 2015 COMMON ERA

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Happy New Year Postcard   Leave a comment

December 27, 1917

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Postmarked December 27, 1917

Season’s Greetings Postcard   Leave a comment

April 29, 1911

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Postmarked April 29, 1911

At the end of each year I hear and see nonsense about a “War on Christmas,” with sayings such as “Season’s Greetings” and “Happy Holidays” as alleged evidence.  I come from a long line of Christmas keepers who have had no hesitation using “Season’s Greetings” cards.  And I recall hearing the Andy Williams version of “Happy Holidays” at home when growing up.  None of this corrupted my soul with a secular, Godless agenda. Besides, with the grouping of holidays at the end of the year, “Season’s Greetings” does have the benefit of succinctness.

And I keep Advent for weeks before I observe all twelve days of Christmas.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

MARCH 17, 2014 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT PATRICK, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF ARMAGH

A Happy New Year Postcard   Leave a comment

December 31, 1910

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Postmarked December 31, 1910

To My Valentine Postcard   Leave a comment

February 16, 1910

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Postmarked February 16, 1910

Posted March 13, 2014 by neatnik2009 in William Lorenzo "Ren" Bishop (1889-1964), Winter

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To My Valentine Postcard   Leave a comment

February 13, 1910

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Postmarked February 13, 1910

Posted March 13, 2014 by neatnik2009 in William Lorenzo "Ren" Bishop (1889-1964), Winter

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A Joyful Christmas Postcard   Leave a comment

December 26, 1909

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Postmarked December 26, 1909

Joyous New Year Postcard   Leave a comment

December 22, 1909

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Postmarked December 22, 1909

Weather Identity Crisis   1 comment

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Above:  Athens, Georgia, February 13, 2014

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Officially we are in Winter;

we have experienced snow twice

and known many cold temperatures.

Yet despite all the snow and ice,

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we have had some pleasant Spring days.

The usual weather has a yo-yo

been; Mother Nature seems in a craze

to have fallen. Now what weather will follow?

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

FEBRUARY 22, 2014

The Big Melt   Leave a comment

Snowy Day February 13, 2014 XVII

Images Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

One day after the great snowfall

yet before the night’s refreeze,

snow and ice melt–sometimes fall

from downtown roofs and eaves.

Snowy Day February 13, 2014 XVIII

Authorities say to remain at home–

not to drive unless necessary–

advice I plan to follow–not roam–

while enjoying my homemade tea.

Snowy Day February 13, 2014 XIX

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

FEBRUARY 13, 2014 COMMON ERA

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Snowy Day January 13, 2014 XXI

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