Poem of Friendship

And so it came to be
Through chance or destiny
That we would meet and become friends.

The best times have begun
To share laughter and fun
Let’s hope our friendship never ends.

© 2021 Phil Perkins


PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

Poem In Response

After reading a delightful poem entitled “A reading reptile?” by poet Michele Lee, of Arizona, I wrote this fun poem in response

A toad named Todd
Gave Michele the nod
And the two began to chat.

They spoke of books
Of different looks
And his desert habitat.

© 2021 Phil Perkins


PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

Magic Blue Marble

Reflections


This graphic collage includes a photograph of a large blue sphere (lawn ornament) I shot at an outdoors wedding, and another picture of many marbles – yes, I still have a collection 😂 If you’re interested in a print or any of many other items available featuring this image, then please visit these online shops to see more:

Disc Golf Baskets

Infinite Spin


This colorful disc golfing graphic design uses the droste effect to create an infinite series of spinning baskets. Just keep your eye on the target…and visit my shop to discover some really cool products.

Hope to see you soon!

The Alphabet Game

I recently visited the web site of a friend, where I enjoyed her writings about different letters of the alphabet, and was reminded of a game I used to play many years ago – The Alphabet Game. It’s an easy and fun game to play with two or more people…

How To Play

The first person starts the game by saying a word that begins with the letter “A” – such as, Always. The next person restates the word beginning with the letter “A” & adds another word, this time beginning with the letter “B” – such as, Always, Beautiful. Any word can be selected, including names. So, the next person might say – Always, Beautiful, Carla. The words chosen can be completely random, or players may seek to form sentences, as in the following example:

Always Beautiful Carla Delights Every Friend, Granting Herself Inner Joy. Kind, Loving Mother Nurturing Offspring Perpetuates Quality. Reading, She Thoroughly Understands Voluminous Wordsmanship. Xenial Youthful Zeal.

Note: as per my experience, having played this game, one may unexpectedly recall the list of words used, several days later 😂🤪

P.S.: if you visit Carla’s web site, please say “Hello” from Phil. Thanks!


PHOTO CREDIT: a modified version of a photo from unsplash.com.

Eight Ball Corner Pocket

Who Has Next?


There’s just enough daylight to sink this game winning shot – eight ball in the corner pocket. If you enjoy playing pool, you’ll probably like my graphic design, also…so, stop by my shops at Society 6 and Pixels for some fun merchandise.

A Day At The Beach

A Day At The Beach

Playing in the Sand


This stylized, vintage image is based on a photograph taken on the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan in Holland, Michigan, as waves and cooler early autumn temperatures keep people ashore.

Prints available.

Stepping Back

It’s like I’m outside at a circus, looking through a dirty glass window, watching all the kids having fun inside…

Climbing tall ladders to reach high wires. Pulling a lion’s tail. Stepping on the oversized shoes of clowns.

In time, I turned back to pass between bended fence posts and begin my journey home – 10,000 steps.

© 2021 Phil Perkins

PHOTO CREDIT: this is a modified photo from unsplash.com.

Believe It Or Not

I once lived in Holland, Michigan, where, one summer’s day, a friend – Brooks Besjovec – asked if I’d like to see some…

Red Chinese Bats?

It wasn’t far, he said, located just off of Ottawa Beach Road along the north shore of Lake Macatawa, so I skeptically agreed and the journey ensued.

It was late afternoon when we arrived. We parked along the side of a road near a local wind-surfing shop which I was familiar with, and my friend pointed across the yard of a nearby house. There, roughly four feet off of the ground, I could see a large rectangular-shaped wooden box anchored between two trees.

As we approached, Brooks cautioned me not to startle the bats, to approach the cage slowly, quietly. In so doing, I could see that the top of the cage was open, covered only with chicken wire.

A painted sign attached to the cage read, “Chinese Bats”, and, as I peered inside, I could see that my friend had indeed been telling the truth; there before my eyes were two red plastic wiffle ball bats – a.k.a., toy baseball bats (Made In China).


Modified photo from unsplash.com.

Disc Golf Stories, No. 12

It was 1998 and I was living in Scottsdale, Arizona, when a disc golfing friend – Ron Klein – informed me that he was driving to California to retrieve items from storage, and wondered if I wanted to take a disc golf road trip to the west coast?

We played several courses while visiting The Golden State, the most memorable of which was DeLaveaga, in Santa Cruz.

Upon arrival, we learned that a local monthly disc golf tournament was just about to begin, and so we both paid a nominal entry fee to enter the event.

It was a small field and there were only two divisions – Ron signed up for Pro, and I signed up for Amateur – scheduled to play one round of 27-holes.

I’d played here once before, and hoped that my performance during this particular event would be competitive. When finished, all of the scorecards were submitted and official results tallied.

Although several of the top players from the Santa Cruz area were absent – playing instead at a PDGA tournament held in San Diego – it was nevertheless very cool to hear the Tournament Director announce that the winners of both divisions were from Arizona!

In addition to receiving my payout for winning, I also sold a dozen t-shirts to the local club following the event – contributing to a fun disc golf road trip!