Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

he waits

in silence he waits his heart captured by her love faithful till the end It wasn’t my intention to double up prompts for this challenge but both images conjured similar feelings for me. As if they are two warriors on opposite sides of a battle, patiently waiting for that moment when they're released from their… Continue reading he waits

Haiku & Other Poetry

Deniers (One Year Later)

Reposting in honor of Fandango's Friday Flashback . Sadly, just as relevant today. Deniers imagine the world not an abstract perception melting as we klatch Written for this week’s Photo Challenge from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Photo credit: Art Universe @ Instagram. And for today's FOWC with Fandango

History, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings, Travel

Lightner Museum in St. Augustine: Through the Looking Glass and into a Wonderland?

Looking to escape the worst of a summer that will not end, we decided to head north; hoping that four hours of drive time would translate into at least twice that much in degree difference. Spoiler alert: It didn’t! Hit with a short-span heat wave that coincided directly with our trip, it was sweltering. Ugh.… Continue reading Lightner Museum in St. Augustine: Through the Looking Glass and into a Wonderland?

My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings, Travel

Ljubljana Street Love

Several years ago, I visited Slovenia and fell in love. Not with a person. (I was with my husband and we were—and still are—in love.) No. I fell in love with the place. Everything about Slovenia is beautiful and magical, from the Skocjanske caves and the many lakes to Ljubljana’s Dragon Bridge, beautiful buildings, and the… Continue reading Ljubljana Street Love

Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

in the stillness

in the stillness, light pushing against the darkness a promise laid bare Thanks to Sue and her #writephoto challenge and photo. I've been struggling with ... a lot these past few weeks. And as I try to dig myself out of my funk, writing this reminded me that I'll be OK. The light will return if… Continue reading in the stillness

My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

Autumn Memories

Autumn in Florida is ... well hotter than heck! Feeling a bit nostalgic for brisk fall days, boots, and cute jackets reminded me of this day in the not-so-distant past. Sitting on our patio, wearing a sweatshirt, drinking a glass of wine--aaaah the sweetness of the cool air! So thanks Comedy Plus Wordless Wednesday for giving me… Continue reading Autumn Memories

Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

Pondering Happiness

happiness unfound awake, we dream of the day when dawn returns joy Questions that occur to me as I ponder happiness: Can happiness be “unfound”? And if it can, does that mean it’s been lost or just remains unknown? Is ignorance really bliss? Is happy is as happy does? And is there really such a… Continue reading Pondering Happiness

Haiku & Other Poetry

bones of our past

to defy ennui a message in a bottle washed ashore today bearing the bones of our past as starkly bleached harbingers This bleak message was written as a response to the image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay courtesy of the wonderful Colleen's Tanka Tuesday Poetry Photo Challenge. Click for details and other contributions. For some reason, this week's… Continue reading bones of our past