Two-for-Tuesday: ART, GARDEN, SIGNS (Dickinson’s poem- Summer has Two Beginnings)

Hello readers –

It is #twosday – so here are some pairs:

and please note –  this is a  little  “hodge podge” –

today we have FIVE pairs and one Dickinson poem for Two-for-Tuesday:

Two Types of Art: 

This is window art at a store in The Fan (Richmond, VA) – Linked to City Sonnet’s GREEN MELODY




Abstract Art from the VMFA – 4-2019 – Linked to Coloryourworld for Antique Brass 

Two Abstract Photos:

Linked to City Sonnet’s: Parallel Lines
I don’t remember where this photo was taken… but it was taken this month – ha

Two Signs: 


Found at Wilson’s shop. Linked to FriFollies (here)
From New Jersey Post here

Two Comics:



If more folks knew the power of touch – and energy balance – head and face massages (with gloves of course) would be used more often.

Two Garden Shots: 

These two garden photos are from the west side of the house, which we barely see. The small garden there holds its own and manages pretty well.

However, an evergreen tree (the leftover stump is above) grew a couple of feet before we found it. It was way too close to the house – had to go. 

The pink Dianthus (below) was a pleasant surprise as it is a lone survivor from many that were put in back in 2008.  Right around the stem is a weed, which I pulled out after taking this photo. 


Emily Dickinson Poem:

Only one two-day – but it talks about two Beginnings of summer 

Care to read more poetry from Emily Dickinson?

  • Complete List of Emily Dickinson’s 1,775 Poems HERE
  • Emily Dickinson Original Archives HERE

P R I O R H O U S E  B L O G 













65 thoughts on “Two-for-Tuesday: ART, GARDEN, SIGNS (Dickinson’s poem- Summer has Two Beginnings)

  1. I love this, Yvette. Hilarious signs – we need both of those round here! Thanks for brightening my day no end… 🙂

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  2. The “FREE MONEY” sign is so funny. All those words got killed when you finally read “you probably can’t read this sign…”. Ha Ha Ha.

    The “Abstract Art from the VMFA – 4-2019” is interesting. It is a bit scary to me.

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    1. Hi YC – I can see what you mean about the abstract art – it was nicer in person where you can feel the thickness of the piece (as opposed to a flat canvas) and I like the earthy colors – but I can see the frightful part (ah)
      And thanks for the feedback on the “free money”
      Sign – someone had a great sense of social psychology and humor with that!

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  3. Hi BB
    Thanks for the feedback on the abstract pics…
    after I read your comment I went back in and prefaced the post with “warning – this is a hodge podge post”
    And to help dissipate any confusion – the post features “pairs” for a Two for Tuesday theme

    Pair of art phots
    Pair of abstract photos
    Pair of signs
    Pair of comics
    Pair of garden shots
    And then one little ol Emily poem (with a two sorta theme)
    And while some folks might have split these photos up – I like to sometimes lump some “blog challenges” together and I hope it was not too disjointed for ya – one of my favorite blogging buddies !!
    And glad I flee out a
    Song or two – cos I later wondered if this post needed music (kidding)

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  4. I was kidding about the songs. And by the way – looking forward to getting caught up on some of your posts! I wrote a poem this week (abiut birds) and you were in the opening line –
    I will share the poem this weekend – it is simple and a little silly

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  5. I like the pair of art. Thank you for the links for Emily Dickinson’s poems and archives. She locked herself in a room but corresponded with a friend. She used every piece of scrap paper, flaps of the envelopes to write. It’s amazing.

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    1. Hi M – sounds like you know your Emily Dickinson info! And I have a master post coming up because it has been my month to explore her poetry coming up – so please let me know if you have anything else to add
      – like in my very light reading about her –
      When she stayed tucked away in her room she wrote to a few people and she was on fire with correspondence – and they said her room became a work station with fervor
      She also lowered down baked goods from her window as she bonded with children playing in the yard and area –
      And so scholars speculate that she left the room to cook – and bathe – lol
      But she stayed in there and cracked the door for the dad’s funereal
      But before her bedroom days she was lively – spirited – and sadly – unlucky in love – the man (there were possibly three men in her life but Lord O was the main one) and she wanted to partner with him but he was married and the his wife died and it almost happened a bit then he died (something like that)
      Anyhow – my master Emily Dickinson post is coming up next week and so please let me know if you (dear poetess) have any thoughts to contribute to it

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      1. Hi Yvette, we studies Emily in our poetry class. One person borrowed a book from the library and shared the stories in class.

        The book I have is a collection of her poems edited by two of her friends. It only has two pages of introduction.

        Probably what you have is great and it would give insights in her poems.

        From what I read, most of her poems are edited to meet the expectation of the readers in her era and it would be great if you could find unedited poems.

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    2. Hi M
      Well I don’t have time right now to do too much research – also – I am only featuring a handful of her poems this month (under 20) because I want to keep it light and enjoyable versus a scholarly endeavor (if that makes sense)
      However – I have found some unedited ones – and not all were edited for publication – some were though – and I believe once without her consent

      Anyhow – in Tuesday I picked my final poems for the month – and I have looked at her “originals” to compare – and the truth poem I shared a few days ago I actually spaced it to the way it was penned by her.
      Well I will keep you posted on the master post and wishing you a wonderful day 📚📚📚

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      1. Most of her poems if not all were published after she died. She kept them inI’m glad you’re doing this.

        I would like to start thinking about next book. I’m going through my folders of several projects and see which one is more appealing to me.

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      2. Yes – I guess she only had ten poems published in her lifetime (thanks BG) and she asked her sister to destroy her journals – but Emily never said anything about the poems (I think three were in four hand-week books) and so her sister shared the poems with the world

        And good luck with your next project. It sounds like you have a lot to choose from

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    1. Well my pleasure and hope you get some good reading done while couching it
      And I love that list of all 1775 – wish I found it sooner (just found it this week)


  6. There’s a lot going on here, Yvette, but my favorite is the sign about grouchy people. I need one of those for the shop where I work, although some days it would be a toss-up whether it applied to the customers or the workers. 🙂


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  7. Great hodgepodge! I recognize the storefront window from the Fan District – one of my favorite places to visit! Love the Dickinson poem. June is my favorite month!

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  8. An interesting collection, Yvette. I enjoyed the images of your own garden. Pity those trees that interfere with the houses. Or is it the other way round?

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    1. That brought a smile – I have a side view photo of it because it was a very thick piece – and I think that art piece is one that speaks to you in person because of the textures – depth – and size

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  9. I’m down for “When your shrink is an osteopath first…” I was thinking the very same thing you wrote — touch is VERY therapeutic!


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