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~ Caligula Haiku ~ 5/11/17 ~ Take Two ~

Guess I was a bit upset this morning (also in a hurry) when I posted my caLLigula haiku! Sorry about that, but somehow striking the L twice made me feel more powerful — more in control — an illusion.   grandstand … Continue reading

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~ Mac’s Landing ~ Deer Lake, WA ~

Last night we stayed in Newport, Washington where my family lived from 1950-55. Since I was very young, my recollections of Newport are few and far between. Our focus yesterday, Sunday was to visit Deer Lake Resort for a picnic … Continue reading

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Wake Robin ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Fresh

In the first hour of spring 2015, I made a photo-shoot tour of my gardens and found new life emerging. So much fresh growth greeted me — like old friends I am happy to see again.  fragile tri-lily wild woodland … Continue reading

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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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Project V ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Achievement

There are many things I’ve done successfully which required effort, courage and/or skill. Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, 45 year marriage (through better and worse, in sickness and in health) a 30 year career, a home to live in and a … 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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Where Rocks Are Born ~ Weekly Photo Challenge (Sea)

at the edge ocean motion slaps and tugs earth mother heaves slabs births boulders

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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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Gossamer Wings – Weekly Photo Challenge (fleeting)

Who doesn’t love watching a beautiful butterfly?  They flit and float, land on flowers to sip, lift and fly away on gossamer wings.  From brightly colored Swallowtails to sheer white Pale Beauty Moths, they are another life form that I … Continue reading

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