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Near Ben Burton Park, Athens, Georgia, May 15, 2015, Part III   Leave a comment

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Above:  Flowers Near Ben Burton Park, May 15, 2015

Source of All Images = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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There is a clearing to one side of Ben Burton Park and its adjacent woods on one side of the Middle Oconee River.  This clearing, which also functions as a route to the park, contains, among other things, many flowers.

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KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

MAY 15, 2015 COMMON ERA

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Flowers   Leave a comment

Biology Drawings Folder Top

Images Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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I noticed that the teacher gave most of my father’s high school biology drawings good grades.  They do look indicative of concentrated effort.

My father graduated from Summerville High School, Summerville, Georgia, in 1962.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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Flowers Postcard   Leave a comment

September 15, 1907

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Postmarked September 15, 1907

Posted March 11, 2014 by neatnik2009 in William Lorenzo "Ren" Bishop (1889-1964)

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Poppies Postcard   Leave a comment

January 17, 1907 Leather Postcard

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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A leather postcard postmarked January 17, 1907

Heralds of Queen Spring   Leave a comment

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Above:  Tulips and Daffodils, Circa 1913

Photographer = Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952)

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/fbj/item/2007685956/)

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

My great-grandmother’s original title for this poem was “Daffodils.”

As for me, I anticipate the arrival of Spring, especially given the fact I have just experienced my second Winter storm in two weeks.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

FEBRUARY 13, 2014 COMMON ERA

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Although North Wind still blustered,

And Jack Frost’s elfin sprites

Lift their fairy footprints

Everywhere o’nights,

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On looking through my casement

One bright though chilly dawn,

I saw heralds of Queen Spring

Marshaled on the lawn.

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Their sharp green spears more glittering

With jewels diamond-bright,

Scattered by the Frost King’s elves

In their madcap flight.

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With golden trumpets lifted

The fairy notes rang clear,–

“Begone, Begone! oh, Jack Frost,

Spring is almost here!”

NELLIE SEGUIN FOX BARRETT

TIGNALL, GEORGIA

1920-1922

God’s Garden   Leave a comment

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Above:  Peach Blossoms, Between 1900 and 1906

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/det1994009098/PP/)

Reproduction Number = LC-D4-16304

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God’s garden is a wondrous thing,

It covers all the world.

‘Tis filled with blossoms of all kinds,

Wee birds, and flow’rs unfurled.

There are beautiful ponds all thro’ it,

Larger than any of ours;

But they’re there, and are of His making,

Objects of infinite pow’rs.

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At night He sends refreshing sleep,

Like dew upon wild flowers,

To cool and res them after day’s

Hot sun and trying hours.

With gentle, warming rays;

He sends the rain to give them drink

And food, thro’ all their days.

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God doesn’t want His gard’n abused

At any time or place;

He wants each flow’r to bloom for Himself

In beauty and with grace.

For each beautiful life, seen by all,

Helps each of us, no matter how weak;

May work in God’s garden some.

RANDOLPH WINBURN BARRETT

AUGUST 5, 1932 COMMON ERA

Then Comes the Night–And You   Leave a comment

Nocturne

Above:  Nocturne (1878), by James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/90713302/)

Reproduction Number = LC-USZ62-100648

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When Winter’s dark’ning sky

Draws twilight to its close,

When lights glow soft and warm,

And shadows round us lie;

When fires burn bright and true,

And all within is cheer;

While joy and love await,

Then comes the night–and you.

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When birds their springtime call

Send trilling through the air;

When Spring’s first flowers bloom,

And shadows gently fall;

When stars, set in the blue,

Shine softly up above;

When breezes gently blow,

Then comes the night–and you.

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When Summer days are long,

And daylight slowly fades,

When lights first burn at dusk,

And every bird’s in song;

When sunset’s crimson hue

Is swiftly turned to gold;

When shines the moon above,

Then comes the night–and you!

RANDOLPH WINBURN BARRETT

JULY 22, 1932 COMMON ERA

Morning Glory   Leave a comment

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Above:  May Morning (1886)

Image Creator = Hatch Litho. Co.

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004667246/)

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-pga-01516

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A poem based on the view at my front door this morning

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The sky is blue and mostly clear;

a few wispy clouds have appeared.

The sun shines brightly upon the ground;

hardly an unpleasant sight is to be found.

The flowers so colorful are,

and lovely green grass is close, not far.

The trees, majestic and near,

comfort me; I have nothing to fear.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

MAY 27, 2013 COMMON ERA

Wildflowers   Leave a comment

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Above:  Wildflowers in Bloom, Between 1915 and 1935

Photographer = Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952)

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2008676005/)

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-ppmsca-16705

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Wildflowers–

orange, purple, and yellow–

stand out from the green vegetation,

forming a visual feast

for anyone from any station

in life to enjoy when mellow.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

MAY 22, 2013 COMMON ERA

An Orange Flower   Leave a comment

Beside Mitchell Bridge Road,

beside a ditch,

amid a sea of green,

a lone orange flower blooms,

casting its splendor across the grass.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

APRIL 21, 2013 COMMON ERA