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Self-Portrait ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Blur

sundown behind me fir before me ascending resin seeps pitch gleams

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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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~~~ Wordless Wednesday ~~~

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Welcome New Year

Outside the birds huddle into their winter shelters and ice begins to form on the surface of my pond. Inside all is warm and aglow. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!  

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10,000 LUX ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Light

When I first learned about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) pieces of the puzzle I had been trying to solve about myself fell into place.  The theory helped explain why I would become ever more gloomy as winter approached, and conversely, … 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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Beach + Beagle = Fun!

How long has it been?  We kept asking one another as we drove over the Lewis and Clark Bridge across the Columbia River from Longview, Washington to Rainier, Oregon, following Route 30 West to Astoria.  At least fifteen years we … Continue reading

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Through the Past, Darkly – Self-Portrait Weekly Photo Challenge (Background)

It was long after those halcyon nights with our Cliff House friends drinking pitcher after pitcher of beer at The Goal Post Tavern, punching quarters into the Juke Box to listen to another round of Honky Tonk Women or Jumpin’ … Continue reading

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on being

my hands pull out the dead shrub I pour water into a hole in the earth plant a life form birds twitter above clouds swirl the universe opens in a heartbeat stories around night fires over centuries and generations seek … Continue reading

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Bruised Apples (an analysis)

It had been decades since the sensation had hit me this hard, although I recognized it immediately.  I had just come out of the kitchen to join my sisters for morning coffee when, centered deep and low inside, the ache … Continue reading

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