It’s the time of the year when giving takes center stage. But … receiving can also be magical, especially when you know that someone put a bit of themselves into a gift for you. I am honored to have received several lovely gifts from Jone Rush MacCulloch through our Poetry Friday exchange. Please allow me to share with you some of the beauty that Jone sent my way.
First, I love the gorgeous photo on Jone’s card. Her note was so thoughtful and kind!
Despite claiming that wrapping is not her jam, Jone added lots of festive touches to her gifts!
Many delights awaited under that beautiful wrapping job!
A mini gnome – in tribute to my Gnome post several months ago, but this gnome came bearing brown-butter-cardamom-pecan chocolate! Yum!
A 2024 Calendar featuring Jone’s artwork, haiku, and photography. Truly inspirational!
A beautiful forest-scene collage with stunning pines atop a page from her grandmother’s journal! I simply adore this.
A river photo with that cool hagstone in the middle, taken at Wildwood Recreation Area, and a golden shovel poem overlaid (the end words form a line from my gnome poem!). Note: this is also a magnet.
The river calls ~ water poppling ~ while
sunlit creases dance between trees. Walking
along the path, I feel the apricity on
my back as psithurism clams my heart. A
chittering of juncos flit about the woodland.
Dream time on the trail.
© jone rush macculloch
Oh, to see a chittering of juncos!
Lastly, Jone shared with me a book of poetry by her friend Paulann Peterson, a former Oregon Poet Laureate. Paulann’s poem “Lake” reminded me of the many lakes I love!
I am presently sick with COVID (somehow, I managed to avoid it for four years and was getting overconfident, I guess!). Jone’s gifts have helped me pass the time with lovely poetry and peaceful thoughts.
Thank you so much for your kindness, Jone! XOXO
I feel honored to have you as my new friend!
Jone is also our gracious Poetry Friday host this week. Please visit her at Jone Rush MacCulloch for more Poetry Friday gifts!