Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all the brightest blessings of the season for your family and friends.
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Friday, December 9, 2011

Here She Comes

She loves to run!
Her body is built for it.
Feet strong, legs powerful and body so sleek.
Tail a waving rudder and her face shows pure joy.

You can't see it when she is after the cows.
The determination shows on her canine face.
She is in her element, she is doing her job.

When she is done, her joy complete, she finds me.
She runs back for a ride, some praise 
and always the love.

Feathers loves to go, but her joy is only complete
once she has come back to me.
There is nothing like the joy of a dog with a job.

Copyright 2011 Shanyn Silinski (words and images)
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Monday, December 5, 2011

Snowy Run

The ever present ravens keep us company, follow the cows and play with the dogs.
You have not experienced that play until you see a raven and a dog playing tug-a-war with a dead muskrat.

The only things Feathers loves to do more than chase cows and stare down squirrels is to run and cuddle on the bed. She does love to run!

Our Feather girl, rescue dog, cattle herder and friend.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Frosty Feathers Morning

All images copyright Shanyn Silinski 2011
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Monday, November 14, 2011

Snowy Morning

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Scrabble Poem

Red ink jesters call,
"Lo! where fly the wrens?"
While a joyous few pace.

Scrabble poem Shanyn Silinski 2011 Copyright

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Saturday, October 29, 2011


The moon achoo rises silent and sniffle sneeze full.

Clouds ah ah ah drape her like thbluuee silk.

Sniff snuffle She teases us with ah ah ah her soft light.

Through the window achoo achoo she washes me pale.

Drip drip sniffle I wish I was dreaming achooo but instead

BLACHOWWWEEE I'm awake and can't even think ah ah ah.

Copyright 2011 Shanyn Silinski
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Foggy Frosty Day

Rain, fog and a frosty morning bring so many interesting textures to light.

Can you guess what this is?  It is a macro shot!

Just love the leaves on the Chinese Elm.

I love spider webs, frosted spider webs rock it to another dimension!

Frosted raspberry leaves.

Frosted and purple!

Old iron wheel adds another dimension doesn't it?

That's a frosty seat to wake you up!

Tika enjoying the foggy pasture.

Last hurrah for the pansy's!

Sunflowers, spider webs and sigh...fall.

Still vibrant under a coating of ice and frost.

Foggy, frosty day - perfect for enjoying by the fire!

(All photos copyright Shanyn Silinski 2011)
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Poem: Conference Call

Phone tucked into my shoulder, conference call in my ear.
Listening, understanding, nodding my head to a computer screen.
Sounds of playing little boy and barking dogs.
Traffic going down the road, where do they all go anyway?

Phone on mute, little man with questions, dogs telling tales in the yard.
Listening, taking some notes, wondering when we'll get to the point.
Sounds of the birds, cows and horses.
Traffic going across the floor, another car chase my little man?

Phone battery starting to weaken, I hear the warning beeps.
Listening and wondering when I'll be able to sneak a handset change.
Sounds of people on the call - paper, pens, cars and families.
Traffic going across my screen - games, emails, messages and chats.

2011 Copyright Shanyn Silinski

Monday, September 26, 2011


Wire tight posts in deep
Good fences good neighbors make
Friends, maybe not

Copyright 2011 Shanyn Silinski

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Evening '11

The sun setting on a lovely fall day.

I love the sun shining through the leaves.

My golden girls, Feathers and Anna.

Wow, that is one fast 'Houla dog!

She's my golden girl, Feathers.

The sun, golden, against the storm clouds.

The easiest way to check the fence!

Enjoying the last sunbeams of summer.

What do you mean you won't throw my stick?

Golden sunshine against storm clouds.
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