I have read that solitude and cold weather drive people to poetry. Good, another reason to love it here. Poetry has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My parents read nursery rhymes followed by other children's poetry and literature. I grew up enjoying words, singly and in order.
When shooting pictures for a blog post, I occasionally realize that I have nothing to add. The photo says it all. I then begin to search for another author's words to enhance the beauty of what I see on the screen. This one caught Farmer Fred's attention.
The May Farmer Fred Award is presented to:
House of Happiness
Originally published on May 16, 2014
"Take what God gives, O heart of mine,
And build your house of happiness.
Perchance some have been given more;
But many have been given less.
The treasure lying at your feet,
Whose value you but faintly guess,
Another builder, looking on,
Would barter heaven to possess."
from YOUR HOUSE OF HAPPINESS