Category Archives: Writing

Spring Roses ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Fresh

tender red-green leaves emerge trembling in springbreeze branches reach stretch taut issuing thorny barbs suckled by warm sun buds anticipate pure joy    

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Forty Acres ~ Sunday Stills ~ Agriculture

When I was fourteen, my Dad and Mom bought a farmhouse and all the outbuildings of a once-working, family dairy farm, on forty acres just three miles south of Pullman, Washington. The work, land, people, and history remain part of … Continue reading

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1970 Vietnam War Protest ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Accomplishment

As this week of highlighting “accomplishment” comes to a close, I feel compelled to talk about my participation in student protests against the war in Vietnam. It was a time of passion on college campuses, and a defining moment for … Continue reading

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Josie + Snow = Fun ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Threes

Yesterday a few flakes whirled through the air.  TV and radio weather newscasts warned us to prepare for several days of heavy snow ~ soon. By the time Creighton returned from gathering supplies, all the school districts in the greater … Continue reading

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Repurposed Poems ~ Hope Wish Belief Want

Hope forever flutters like a baby bird featherless – naked will it fly on fledgling wings or fall, a soft sack of tiny broken bones – bereft. Wish is hope suspended a floating feather drifting ever closer then sailing away … Continue reading

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Striking Gold with Finches

The American Goldfinch is the state bird of Washington, and a lovely addition to any landscape.  In late spring – early summer (breeding time) the adult male is a brilliant yellow with sharp lines of white and black feathers. The … Continue reading

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Fledglings

Fledglings have been appearing at my feeders for some time now.  Their parents coax them into the Holly tree, then bring a morsel of seed or suet.  There’s always a kerfluffle in the Holly branches as the fledges vie for … Continue reading

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