Tuesday, July 19, 2011
By Julie Cadwallader-Staub
The air vibrated
with the sound of cicadas
on those hot Missouri nights after sundown
when the grown-ups gathered on the wide back lawn,
sank into their slung-back canvas chairs
tall glasses of iced tea beading in the heat
and we sisters chased fireflies
reaching for them in the dark
admiring their compact black bodies
their orange stripes and seeking antennas
as they crawled to our fingertips
and clicked open into the night air.
In all the days and years that have followed,
I don’t know that I’ve ever experienced
that same utter certainty of the goodness of life
that was as palpable
as the sound of the cicadas on those nights:
my sisters running around with me in the dark,
the murmur of the grown-ups’ voices,
the way reverence mixes with amazement
to see such a small body
emit so much light.
See Julie's poems here at her website, including info on how to order her books.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
7/14/2011: Beautiful educational SALE on bestselling Rain Gardens poster reprint.
30+ for $5 ea
Get 100+ for $2.99 ea
500+ for $2.50 ea
Over 60% sold to conservation districts, master gardeners, storm water agencies, and fans of rain gardens.
Call Tim Colman @ 206 271 3490 or email me for more info.
Hurry! Offer will sell out. Last printing of 2011. Order by July 28, 2011
This is our bestseller! Over 22,000 in print.
New printed with educational material on pdf.
You can customize this art with your logo and link with a minimum order of 500 or more.