Flower Full Moon

Flower Full Moon—May 16. Super Flower Blood Moon—closer than normal, and with a lunar eclipse. Flower Moon is for May flowers.

Yuchi—Shafa wAbEthlOlA—Full Moon

Cherokee: Planting Moon Anisguti ᎠᏂᏍᎫᏘ

Cherokee Nation Cultural Biologist Feather Smith-Trevino holds an unripe Georgia Candy Roaster Squash at an educational garden in Tahlequah, Okla., where traditional native plants are grown.

Campfire chili

Headley Hill Chili

I used to make this for my family (they are gone).

1 pound low-fat ground beef

1 pound Purnell’s Old Folks Sausage

Onions, bell peppers, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, red beans, TBS cornmeal.

Chili powder (not mix, straight chili), salt, black pepper, oregano, basil, garlic—all to taste.

Brown meat and simmer everything a while.

I keep cooked spaghetti on hand for those who like it Ohio Valley Style.

Serve with johnnycake or cornbread. Hot sauce ready for hotheads.

Brown beer pairs well but it’s your thirst.

Limerick #3

Today (May 12) is National Limerick Day

I’m no poet but I like to have fun.


There was an old lady who lived in a zoo,

Because she couldn’t find the right shoe,

Her kids didn’t seem to mind,

Since the visitors were so kind,

And they always had lots of things to do.

Limerick #2

Today (May 12) is National Limerick Day

I’m no poet but I like to have fun.


The sign read, do you need a shave,

I thought it read, be sure and wave,

I went into a spin,

Never saw light again,

I just ran over my own grave.

I’m no poet but I like to have fun.


I crawled out of the neighborhood bar,

Though it was dark, I didn’t get far,

The road was so wet,

It made me forget,

Just where I’d parked my dad-burned car.

A survivor

This is my Water Maple. Maples have thin bark and need a moist environment to survive. Whenever a storm arises, Water Maple drops limbs wholesale. 15 years ago, a thunderstorm downed most of the tree, taking my carport, blocking the street. I thought it was gone, but it came back. I almost didn’t survive 6 years ago, so Water Maple and I are survivors. Yes, we meditate together. Life is precious.

Pattie T

1922: This is on the Kentucky River at Frankfort–I once lived there but long after this. The detail and colorization are incredible. The steamboat Pattie T is too small for passengers or freight, likely used as a towboat to push barges. Does anyone recognize the bridge?




I can show you God

A Poem by Coyote Poetry


Just thoughts and things to ponder on


                                  I can show you God
The great search for God is fruitless for some.
I knew a woman from  Santa Cruz.  We sat together often drinking hot and tasty
coffee on the Santa Cruz boardwalk. Her heart was cold and dead.She  told me God is dead and forgotten.
We are just people struggling with no place to go or reasons to be alive.

I smiled and pointed to the sea.
I told her God is alive.
Look at the dancing sea.
The sun above us. Gifts for us from God.

God isn’t our master or guide.
Life is for us to decide.
She looked frustrated and asked.
Don’t God support to protect and save us?
Look at this world. War, murder, violence and dead-ends.”

I requested her to travel with me.

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Cherokee Mother’s Day—United Keetoowah Band

Alihelisdodi otsi igoi ᎠᎵᎮᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᎣᏥ ᎢᎪᎢ To make happy, all mothers, on the day

Etsi ᎡᏥᎢ mother

Yuchi: gAzah@ O aga fa Mother’s Day

Shawnee: Nikia my mother

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