Fandango’s Provocative Question # 92: Do you blog anonymously? Why or why not? No. And here is why ... When I started on Word Press (about 2.5 years ago), my intentions for the site were straightforward. It was meant to be an extension of my professional life as an educator and author, so it made… Continue reading Live and Learn
Dust Bowl memories strewn like weeds in her mind’s eye bloom as fragrant buds Image credit: Pisauikan@ Pixabay Sometimes the muse strikes hard! Thanks to Sadje's WDYS Challengefor the beautiful photo. That smile!!! She immediately struck a very specific chord in my mind and heart and to Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge for (unwittingly?) providing the perfect… Continue reading memories bloom
forfeiting the rule ancient veins are surveilled, and weird words seize the day Please enjoy my silly haiku in which I wax poetic about that pesky (and often untrue) “rule” of I before E except after C. Weird gets me EVERY time! And thanks to Linda for a fun SoCS Challenge. I had to look every one… Continue reading Spell Much? Nope!
Time has lost all meaning. Had it been one year? Twenty years? One hundred? More? She had stopped trying to count the days long ago. But she had believed--really believed--she'd be able to note the seasons. Hoping to mark the years. Imagining she’d be able to picture their faces as time passed. She had wanted… Continue reading Time
Rising from the sea Autumn’s sun turns the sky red as the palm trees sleep Thanks for the inspiration to Frank Tassone's Fall themed haiku challenge and to Travel Talk's Sunrise Challenge.
hope is a rainbow with its shades a reflection a path marked for all Thanks to Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge inspirational words of shade and scorch (which I subbed in marked) and to Colleen's Poet's Choice Challenge. NOW MASK UP AND VOTE!!!!
Morning calms the ire Still, the harbinger proclaims A storm is coming Image credit- Evan Clark @ Unsplash Thanks to Ronovan Writes for the Haiku Challenge words (calm/storm) and to Sadje's WDYS Challenge for the great photo inspiration.
Jessie tried (unsuccessfully) to keep her expression neutral, but the cottage was perfect! Exactly as advertised. Exposed brick. Plank floors. Fireplaces. A patio for morning coffee and afternoon wine. “So what do you think?” “It seems nice but …” She scrambled for some price-reducing flaws. “… but what’s with all the garlic?” “Seller quirk. Easy… Continue reading Welcome to the Neighborhood
beginning anew the sun dawns on a fresh day as the night sky sleeps Thanks to Colleen's Night Sky Theme for the inspiration.
in the space between the fury of autumn’s wind slows the sun’s ardor Thanks to Ronovan Writes for haiku challenge words (fury/slow) and to Frank's haiku challenge for the equinox idea.