Phyllis’ First Decade


Spring visit in Colorado – we both love anemones!

On February 2nd, Groundhog Day 2015, Susanna is having a party in celebration of Phyllis’s 10th Anniversary, the official Phyllis’s Birthday Bonanza HERE. Phyllis wants would like to hear sweet words of adoration (10 yr old girl? Yep, that’s about when it starts!), and who am I not to oblige (with a little inspiration from Will)?

Phyllis in her birthday suit, checking for black raspberry flowers.

Phyllis in her birthday suit, checking for black raspberry flowers.

Shall I compare thee to a winter storm?

Thou art more lively and more boisterous.

Rough winds do shake the feeble boughs of gray,

And winter’s lease hath all too long a date.

Sometimes (not enough!) the eye of heaven shines,

And often is his pale complexion dimmed;

And every fair from fair sometime declines,

By chance, or sudden changing course, is trimmed;

But thy wearisome winter will not fade,

Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,

Nor shall death brag thou wand’rest in his shade (Ha! What shade?),

When in eternal lines to Time thou grow’st.

     So long as men can’t breathe, and noses drip,

     So long lives this, and this gives life to quip.

I know, Phyllis – better keep my day job! Happy 10th!

Haven’t read Phyllis’s books? Click on the images below to go direct to the source!

34 thoughts on “Phyllis’ First Decade

  1. OKAY! This time I am commenting and NOT getting distracted! This is so cleverly done, Julie! Phyllis and I love it! We shall call you Julie Shakespeare! Phyllis loves the picture of her in her birthday suit in honor of the day. Also, she wishes it was warm enough for that here on Blueberry Hill! And you SHOULD keep your day job, but not because you’re bad at sonnets, only because you’re so good at art and writing! Thank you for joining in the fun! Happy Groundhog Day! 🙂

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  2. PLEASE! Don’t show the nude photo of Phyll to Mr. Ed. He might head off in a gallop to NY. 😉 Will would be so proud of your reworking of his sonnet. Hmmm. LOVED it! I giggled all the way through it.

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