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Rodney Roe

Rodney Roe
Clayton, Georgia, USA
November 22
I currently place myself among the curmudgeons of the world. Always thinking about why things are, and how they may be better, I tend to rant at times, but mostly I just look for a reasoned discourse. I have previously worked as a cotton scout, grocery bag boy, cannery worker, and am a physician. I am married, have two daughters and four granddaughters. I retired due to vision loss in 2005 after a 30 year career as a hospital pathologist. Fortunate to have a wide range of interests, life following retirement has been good.

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APRIL 9, 2012 7:11AM

Easter Past

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Leaf buds at full stop,

Low and in the canopy,

Hide the mountain top. 


What to wear today?

Easter frocks and blue kneed girls.

Shall I wear my pealrs? 


Nothing is so vain,

As Azaleas in full bloom,

Sparkling after rain.



Sorry, I couldn't catch them after rain.

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I have a friend who, upon arriving in the South in Fall asked, "what are all of those scraggly bushes." "Wait until Spring", was the answer.
Wow. That flowed like a Spring creek.
I love when Physicians love poetry.
You remind me of a Physician.

Doctor Eric Nordling.
He loved Robert Frost.
He lives on Tulip Lane.
He's an Elder Physician.
He and spouse visited.

I may try to Google him.
He's n North Carolina.
I no bumped into him.
I just turned gizmo off.
Something seems fishy.
Kerry a New York pup.

a editor is Snoopy dog.
a editor goes on dates.
he goes to 7-11 stores.
a editor scoops coins.
a editor rob pennies.
he scoop change up.
a editor write a ode.
he yodel ode to mutt.
a editor seems weary.
a editor is exhausted.
he hold belly in tight.
no bum penny. Oho.
a editor stub button.
he hold belly butt in.
turn gadget back on.
a editor (still) delete.
Azaleas... now all you need are Magnolias and you're in the deep south.
For twenty years we lived in a house built in 1924. Two magnolias were planted in the front yard when the house was built , that were enormous when we lived there. Magnolias are beautiful and what is missing from the photographs is the sweet lemony smell of the flowers. We're a little high for Magnolias here.
I feel your sentiments. I love spring, even with my eyes mattered half shut and nose running--and that's on allergy meds. I still can't resist poking about in the dirt and raking up winter debris. I have to plant something, or I cannot sit still.
You always post the most beautiful pictures from around where you live and this is not exception. I like your poem as well.
ManhattanWhiteGirl, thanks. This azalea is in our yard. It may be an azalea called Kirin Karume. The former owner of our home was a gardener and there are a number of exotic camelias and day lilies as well.
I like photography. I should, probably, post more photos.
Happy Belated Easter, Rodney. Hope it was enjoyable for you and yours.
I am hoping for early azaleas this year! Usually it is late May! Thank you for the beautiful poem and picture! R
Oh that looks like a wonderful landscape....What neck of the woods is it?
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I love Spring! Good poem.
Ah, Rodney: I love your poetry and your photography. Thanks. What a beautiful lift.
That looks really nice, very peaceful
An Azalea like a Southern woman would look great in pearls! Especially after a rain Thank you, Rodney.