Month of Love #4

Paula Light’s challenge: , “Let’s celebrate the month of lurve (aka love) by posting one thing we love every day throughout February.

A few

weeks ago I saw this little painted rock on a railing at the train station:

Photo A.M. Moscoso

I thought it was cute and I wondered what it was about, so one day I picked it  up and turned it over and saw this:

Photo A.M. Moscoso

I was curious about the ‘why’ ,  so I put it in my pocket and thought I might write about it.

I assumed FB painted on the back of the rock meant Facebook, but for some reason I didn’t latch onto that bit of info. I was, as I have been for awhile,  distracted.

And then a few days ago, I found this rock ( which is shaped like an egg and about the size of an extra large one ) near my mailbox.

As you can see it has a Halloween theme and I LOVE Halloween.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

So then I went on line to figure out what this was all about.

Actually I went to Facebook and I found this:

Puyallup Rocks is a Community Arts Group that Spreads Joy through the community with random acts of kindness through Art abandonment in the form of Art Rocks. Its a very simple concept, Paint a rock, Tag your rock with Puyallup Rocks (or another home group), Hide a Rock, Find a Rock, Post a Picture of your rocks (hides and finds). You can keep or re-hide the rocks you find but we ask that you keep spreading the love by painting more rocks to hide or eventually re-hiding most of the rocks you find. Puyallup Rocks is part of a Nation wide movement that is rumored to have started here in Washington, and has spread across the country like wild fire, we are even starting to see groups pop up in other countries (we love to see rocks travel) .

Well I am in LOVE with this idea.

I wish I could draw or paint but I can’t. I’m pretty awful at it. I even suck at taking pictures and the camera does most of the work.

Anyway, there’s clues about where to go look for these treasures on the Facebook page, but I can’t add to the adventure in a meaningful way, so I think I’m going to keep my eyes peeled and when I run across these nifty gifts I will give them a place of honor with my gargoyle collection.

But if you are so inclined- check it out HERE  and join the fun!


Am I Awake Yet?

Putting My Feet in The Dirt February Prompt: Little By Little

“Cat and Wasp”

Sleep more

awake less

sometimes I wish the sun would set faster.


Sleep more

dream less

sometimes I wish the Moon would stay around  day and night


Sleep more

wonder less

sometimes I just want to stop and fall, it doesn’t matter where I just want to rest


Sleep more

awake more

sometimes I wish the clocks and calenders would let me have a little peace

instead of wearing me

like a cheap pair of shoes every single day

because they don’t care if they scuff me up

and wear me out

before my time.

Month of Love #3

Paula Light’s challenge: , “Let’s celebrate the month of lurve (aka love) by posting one thing we love every day throughout February.

I love the color Pink. I love thin crunchy cookies.

I love sleeping in on Saturday. In fact, Saturday is my favorite day of the week.

I also love the planet Saturn.

When I was in grade school I remember looking at a chart of the planets and in one of the pictures Saturn was floating on water. I’m not sure why that endeared me to ” The Lord of The Rings ” but it did.

Annnddd to top it off, my Great Grandmother’s name is Saturnina.

Pictured in natural color approaching equinox, photographed by Cassini in July 2008; the dot in the bottom left corner is Titan

I loved the  the Roman God  Saturnus   too- he taught people about agriculture, his festivals were like Christmas and New Years all rolled into one. His partner was a goddess named Lua who was associated with plagues and destruction.

He sounded like an all around great guy to me.

Remember how I said my Great Grandmother’s name was Saturnina? Well, she had a daughter named Lua, we called her Lulu.

I don’t know what was going on with those names in my family. I guess they were big on Myths.

I was too, I loved Greek and Roman Mythology more then Fairy Tales. I could NOT get enough of them so I was pretty hip to the stories by the time I was about 13.

So there you have it-another day of lurve  🙂  and do you know what surprises me the most about this challenge?

I’ve been sort of grim and stressed and I really didn’t think I loved anything at this point. But I do… this challenge is actually a lot of fun!

Reclining Oceanus-Saturnus, the lower part of whose body is covered by a redblue cloak. The naked breast has a red colour. Behind his shoulders the remnants of a blue velum are visible, which he has wrapped over his head. The right guilded hand hold a part of a stick, probably an oar; Both arms are lacking. In his left shoulder a leaden tube is visible, which probably leads to the upraised left hand in which he held a patera.