History Beats the Heat

Want a better way to

get off the street?

beat the heat?

spare the feet meat?

Do you like




Are you turned on by




Can you relate to



Romans and Africans?

Are you into

modern art?

classical art?

primitive art?

Do you want



or maybe prehistorical?

There is a way

to spend the day

with those that walked before us

That is to say

if you head that way

you just might spot a ‘saurus

Whatever you dig

or if digs are the fig

inside your personal ‘newton’

Then take a trip

aboard the ship

of the old masters, monsters, and Teutons

And as is my way

to share the day

maybe too my duty

To showcase one spot

that you’d otherwise not

experience the beauty

VMFA view

Of reeds so red

rising from the bed

with nary a thing shielding

In the Reeds

While waters dance

and winds advance

the fragile stand unyielding

Red Reeds and propellers

*Chihuly’s Glass Red Reeds at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art

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Hi everyone! Welcome to 50 Shades of Gray Hair. 50 Shades is my blog of life over the hill, where each day is full of delicious opportunities to earn another gray hair. I stopped declaring war on the gray when I began this blog years ago. Instead, I embrace and celebrate them along with whatever life decides to throw my way, with (sarcasm forward) humor and an optimistic eye to the future. I think. I hope? I don't know. At any rate...it's real, it's honest, it's full of 4 letter words, and it's me...on a platter. I sincerely welcome you all to my porch....♥♥Rhonda

9 thoughts on “History Beats the Heat”

  1. SB, wow. Seriously, package this up and get someone to draw it, I would LOVE for my kids to read this in relation to some animation. Has such a sing-songy beat to it. Totally awesome.


    1. Hey, thanks NB and YES! I was hearing a sing songy tune while I was thinking of each rhyme. Reminds me of Robin Williams doing the Rap of Dinosaurs in Mrs. Doubtfire. Did you see that? I may have to put out feelers for an artist.


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