This Is Not A Blog Post


Blue Sky, Burnt Trees

This is not a blog post because who needs one when you have:

The fine breeze rustling the trees like a wake-up fairy.

The big leaf maple’s leaves, giant green dinner plates, holding up the sky.

A sky so blue, you will search for a new word for it, one you won’t find in any book.

The fresh offering pouring in with each inhale: salt water, fir tree, neighbor’s California lilac, a sweetness you can’t name.

This is not a blog post because you have the underwater early morning light on the red roses.

You have the first sip of tea.

You have snap peas, pole beans, corn.

This is not a blog post because the whole offers itself to you, as open as birth itself:

The skin between the world and you grows transparent.

Yes, the rats have eaten most of the snap peas and a raccoon has eaten all the apples, yes your back aches and someone you love may be gone or going.

And still…

The whole world offers itself to you, on the back deck, in the early morning salty air.

How is the world offering itself to you today? Do share below!


Raina Jones - July 24, 2013

I am enjoying a cool breeze today. A nice break from the 97° with 67% humidity we have been having. I love this post- not a blog post- it isn’t. It is a gratitude post.

    jenlouden - July 24, 2013

    thanks Raina for saying so! Wishing you lots more cool breezes.

Teresa Hall - July 24, 2013

One of the loveliest posts I’ve read in a while, anywhere. Thank you for the gift!

    jenlouden - July 24, 2013

    thanks for reading it!!!

SueKearney - July 24, 2013

This is not a comment. This is love from me to you, because your non–blog post is beautiful, big, juicy and just what I needed. Think I’ll go pick some blackberries fresh off the vine, warmed from the sun, and pop them in my mouth.

Love, my heart to yours…

    jenlouden - July 24, 2013

    Thanks Sue!!!

Josephine - July 24, 2013

Sooo beautiful I had to tell you so.

    jenlouden - July 24, 2013

    thank you!!!

Paula - July 25, 2013

Misty Märchenwald –
no pebbles from Hansel or
Gretel to guide us.

My morning walk with our dog Bruno through the woods behind our house in the southern Heath region of Germany. It rained last night for the first time in a few weeks and it seemed like the trees were doing their damndest to trap the evaporating moisture between their boughs and the fallen needles on the spongy forest floor. Reminded me of days twenty (!) years ago in northwest Washingon.

    jenlouden - July 25, 2013

    sweet wetness spongy love!

Michelle Barry Franco - July 25, 2013

Such a yummy absolutely-not-a-blog-post treasure… today, I’m being offered golden light turning some leaves lime green among their deep meadow dancing friends. Two dogs stretched across the little office floor available, dreaming with twitches – and smiling, I think. And this gorgeous gift of a window, thanks to you, Jennifer, into a life of noticing and seeing and walking within.

    jenlouden - July 25, 2013

    love this, thank you for this gift.

Kristin Noelle - July 25, 2013

Ah, Jen. This was so delicious. Felt like reading David Whyte. 🙂 The world is saying just this to me right now: “sleep”. Off to it I go. Thank you for this beautiful non-post.

    jenlouden - August 3, 2013

    thank you friend!

Dheeraj - August 27, 2013

Such a lovely sweet non blog post . I had never read such yummy post . Thank you.

Eko Dinda - January 1, 2014

Costa backs Ronaldo for Ballon d’Or

Agen Bola terpercaya reported – Atletico Madrid star Diego Costa says he would give the Ballon d’Or to Cristiano Ronaldo.
The race for this year’s prize is the closest in years, with the Real Madrid and Portugal man – who was crowned the world’s best player for the first time back in 2008 – joined on a three-man shortlist for award by four-time winner Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery.
A host of high-profile figures have offered their backing to all three candidates, with the winner of the trophy set to be announced at a ceremony in Zurich on January 13.
Speaking prior to the ‘Champions for Life’ charity match at the Santiago Bernabeu on Monday evening, a journalist quizzed Costa over his choice, to which the 25-year-old simply replied: “Cristiano,” as reported by City Holiday.
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sokly - January 1, 2014

Blanc : Cabaye ‘a very good player’
Agen Bola terpercaya reported – Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has expressed his admiration for Yohan Cabaye but says he is not expecting the Ligue 1 leaders to do much transfer business in January.
The Newcastle United midfielder, who was the subject of a bid from Arsenal before the start of the season, has been heavily linked with a move to the Parc des Princes in recent months.
However, Blanc says that he is not anticipating any high-profile arrivals at PSG next month.
“We will not change much,” as reported by City Holiday.
“If there is movement, it will not be much.
“I have always thought that Cabaye is a very good player. But I have nothing more to say.”
source :

Som Bol - January 1, 2014

Bayern Munich can rule Europe for the next decade

Agen Bola terpercaya reported – Jupp Heynckes says that former club Bayern Munich can rule Europe for the next decade.
The 68-year-old led the Bavarian outfit to a treble last season and says that the side he passed onto Pep Guardiola is perfectly placed to usher in an era of unprecedented dominance.
“A team structured like this, in terms of age, quality and mutual respect, has a great decade to come,” as reported by City Holiday.
“They are strong enough to remain the number one in Europe in the coming years.”
source :

Ga lucita - March 31, 2014

Aurelio De Laurentiis Bangga Napoli Kalahkan Juventus

Berita terbaru dan terkini dari agen bola – Napoli sukses menaklukkan Juventus, lewat skor 2-0, pada giornata 31, Senin (31/3) dini hari WIB.

City holiday Terpercaya – Keberhasilan itu membuat presiden Partenopei, Aurelio De Laurentiis bangga dengan torehan tim pimpinannya.

“Dan kita lihat permainannya. Kami tertinggal 20 poin di awal laga dan kini terpangkas menjadi 17 poin. Saya bangga dengan Napoli!” terang De Laurentiis, di akun resmi twitternya.

“Berikan saya €150 juta di muka, maka dalam semusim saya bisa membentuk Napoli jadi tim yang meraih scudetto untuk sepuluh musim beruntun!”


quess124 - June 13, 2014

Neuer will be fit for Germany in the opening game
Famous Agen Bola mentioned, Goalkeeper coach Andreas Kopke says Manuel Neuer will be fit for Germany’s FIFA World Cup opener with Portugal. He has suffered from shoulder injury but has been positive over the recovery.
Kopke said: “Manuel’s going to train fully today so that he can get a feel for his shoulder. Things are going in the right direction for him. Manuel is experienced enough and we’re constantly discussing how his shoulder feels. It’s not the case that he doesn’t have faith in it. Manuel is fully fit.”
He added: “You’ve got to have a great team spirit. Roman has said himself that there is no point in arguing about who should be number one. He would be ready to play at any time, but he knows the overall situation. The players are pushing each other to greater things with their performances.”

wasignton124 - June 13, 2014

Pirlo: Italy will beat England in the showpiece
Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo reveals that Italy will stand a high chance to beat England in the showpiece event. While wary of England, Pirlo is confident Italy will perform well against England – a side they have beaten all three times they have faced them at a major event.
The Italy midfielder said: “We know England is a good team that has improved a lot. They have new young players, who are fast. We will have to be careful. However, we know how to face them. Italy has always played great games against England and hence, we will have our chances.” As pointed by Agen Bola
He added: “Can Italy win the World Cup? Of course. When I play, it is solely to win. I am never just content with getting through the group stages. We have a competitive squad and will give our all to achieve this objective.”

aesd124 - June 13, 2014

Neymar not worried about world cup on his home soil
Brazilian forward Neymar reveals that he has no worry about the world cup match on his home soil. Brazil is widely considered as the favourite nation to lift world cup trophy this year. Neymar is the one many people place their hope on to bring success for Brazil.
Brazilian forward said: “I don’t want to be the best player, nor the top scorer of World Cup. The only thing I dream of is winning the World Cup itself. I am ready to help my team-mates, not just play for myself. We are 11 players and everyone knows what their role is.” As revealed by trustworthy Agen Bola
He added: “World Cup games can be decided by small details. We are preparing our best so that nothing goes wrong.”

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