Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Hometown Hero Celebrates! Go Mo!


Just taking a quick moment to show some love to a long time Havelock Hero - Maurice Cousear- or "Mo" as many of us know him!

 Mo , who been the manager of Havelock High School's Varsity Football team since graduating in 2004, will finally be receiving a Championship ring along with his players! (The team who finished the year as State Champs, did so with an amazing 16-0 record)!

I was in Chapel Hill to see the game that day. It was an honor just to be there with friends and family,  with generations of graduating classes, to share in watching  that young team in their finest of hours...

Seeing those boys, who had only moments before been such lions, suddenly on their knees with joy...  well, there are hardly words to describe such an amazing experience.

And there were indeed,  many of these amazing moments that day, but most special of all of them were some of those seeing Mo: In the beginning, his face filled with stony nerves - with unabashed pride. Mo's energy growing as the outcome of the game became more and more apparent, and then, finally the at the buzzer- when he was lost in the sea of  weeping coaches and players.

When the Havelock caravan arrived back at the  field house, I got the chance to find Mo throw my arms around his neck and tell him congratulations . Even though the game had ended several hours before, Mo was still on top of the world - but, he was as sweet as ever. Even in the glitter and fanfare of such a victorious evening, he was not to busy to stop for a second and talk to an old friend.   I felt so lucky in that moment. Because I got a chance to see that the magic - the one that's  always been in his eyes - was on particular  fire that night. And it was an honor to get to stand beside him for just a moment, and feel the warmth in that glow.

So again, congratulation's Mo -- You deserve it like no body's business!
(Snapshot via  WCTI-TV-12)

Monday, February 27, 2012

A country stroll!

I've working so much lately and it seems like I am just constantly going. Sometimes, I just miss the fresh air. You know what? I think I'll venture out - right now! Come along my friends - and enjoy the view, !


I swear we were infinite

Farm Boy: 1940
May 1940, Granger Homesteads, Iowa

Countryside Girl Style 2011

Photo: Gaucho, Buenos Aires
Nat Geo
Daniel Boag
Still - Never Let Me Go
Kaydee Roberts
Leyla Collis

Our way is not soft grass, it's a mountain path with lots of rocks.
But it goes upward, forward, toward the sun.
-   Ruth Westheimer
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Kiselev Andrey
my boyscout
Anna Wolf

Deep in the Forest
active, activity, adult, animal, attractive, beautiful, brown, countryside, cowboy, cowgirl, farm, farming, fashion, female, girl, happy, hold, horse, jockey, Indian, lifestyle, meadow, model, nature, outdoor, pasture, people, person, portrait, ranch, ride, rider, rodeo, sky, teen, teenage, teenager, western, woman, young
Lovely! Aren't his spots just magical?
Sebastian Szwajczak

see the pretty girl she used to be. . .

Pinned Image
500 px

“Anybody can look at a pretty girl and see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl that she used to be. But a great artist-a master-and that is what Auguste Rodin was-can look at an old woman, protray her exactly as she is...and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be...and more than that, he can make anyone with the sensitivity of an armadillo, or even you, see that this lovely young girl is still alive, not old and ugly at all, but simply prisoned inside her ruined body. He can make you feel the quiet, endless tragedy that there was never a girl born who ever grew older than eighteen in her matter what the merciless hours have done to her. Look at her, Ben. Growing old doesn't matter to you and me; we were never meant to be admired-but it does to them.”
Robert A. Heinlein

Friday, February 24, 2012

For Caden

I'll Fly Away

So, I started working on this project with feathers, or at least making feathers I am going to use in a multimedia collage.
Macaw Feathers

I began to look at at lot of different feather drawings and photos and even found myself at a website for feather biology - who ever knew there was such a thing?

Anyway, for awhile, my whole mode has been more about looking at pictures of feathers than about constructing them - a psychological affliction ) you might call "Pinterest Syndrome." (no Black Swan or jokes, please).

Even though I didn't use the website to find the pictures you will see here - though I am sure some of them already exist on there. I will certainly take the time to upload them to my own account. But at as always at thepoetrycooker, you can actually be linked to the source webistes!

I have had so much fun finding these high flying images, and have especially loved discovering all the fashion images inspired by our feathered friends . . . More on my downy project later, but for now, enjoy!
SALE - Neon Aztec - Faux Leather Feather Earrings - Electric Pink / or Blue - FREE SHIP
love sexton
birds in flight / Fiona
Steller's Jay

Image Detail

Boy and falcon - The Falconer on somerset velvet - woodland art by Marisol Spoon
marisol spoon
Swan / Hanif Shoaei
Hanif Shoaei


one two three rf

Feather Headband Girls Ladies Fabric Rose Rhinestone . FREE SHIPPING
FEATHER COLLAGE Color Vintage Art Print 8x10 on Antique 1881 Book Page or Dictionary Page
Encore Prints
DSC 0067 2010 10 18 01 18 ...
faith crawford.

one two three r f

wild bird feathers lumbar pillow case

bird, black and white, feathers, girl, photography
Dovie Moon

henning ludvigsen

feather clutch
preston bailey

2012 Calendar - Feather illustration Kraft Paper. Wall calendar. 1 Page. Home office. Christmas gift. 8.5 x 11
Miles of Light

Postcard Made from Recycled Paper - Peacock Feather Photograph emerald green black royal blue bird Peacock 4x6
Amelia Kay Photography

Pedro Garcia Minnie Feather Pumps
pedro garcia

Bird Feathers
Texas Parks and Wildlife

Grizzly Hackle Feather Necklace
lonesome hobo

smilely me

Nice Thick Feathers


rustic neutral empty nest print natural earthy creams beige caramel brown soft feather grey indie boho simple wall art decor
The Gingham Owl

Image Detail
left with nothing
Flamingo 12in x 16 in
The Irish Eye
hope images
feathers tattoo. Bird#39;s of a Feather Tattoo
Birds of a Feather
Feather Rose - 11x14 Art Photograph
Interestingly Enough

Peacock Feather Art Print 11x14
Peacocks Gallery

Eye Poetry Photograph
Casual Pinecones, Oak Leaves, Fern, and Silk Feathers Wreath
Melanie Lee Design
Girl and owl - Evelyn LARGE print 11x14 on premium matte - woodland pop surrealism by Marisol Spoon
marisol spoon
morning fox

Feathers and Wings
blue wallpaper

Feathers and Flying Things #1