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dVerse — majestic — Acipenser fulvescens (Lake Sturgeon)

image link Lake sturgeon are a long‐lived species. They are the only sturgeon species endemic to the Great Lakes Basin and are the largest freshwater fish indigenous to this system. Lake sturgeon spawn in their natal rivers and prefer rocky areas in freshwater tributaries, usually along the outside bend of rivers as suitable spawning habitat.… Continue reading dVerse — majestic — Acipenser fulvescens (Lake Sturgeon)

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Coloring Club Plus (collage) — 10/15/19

For the Roses is the fifth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, released in November 1972, between her two biggest commercial and critical successes – Blue and Court and Spark. Despite this, in 2007 it was one of 25 recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus (collage) — 10/15/19

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Movies Movies Movies #7 – October 15, 2019

Ma (2019) Starring: Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, Juliette Lewis Director: Tate Taylor Synopsis: Ma (Octavia) is a woman living a quiet life in a small town where everybody knows everybody. Without giving away too much of the plot, it is a story of revenge, where the children pay for the sins of their parents. I'm… Continue reading Movies Movies Movies #7 – October 15, 2019

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OctPoWriMo2019 Day 14 — Mother Earth

Patient kin Stand tall until We see we are them And they are us. Gaia Spirals finite, infinite loops Recycled bits, when planted at Death, their roots take for life Even our ashes give new life Mother trees watch their Children, patient kin Love stands tall Until we dare To see. Morgan Dragonwillow (with today's… Continue reading OctPoWriMo2019 Day 14 — Mother Earth

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dVerse — haibun — indigenous — First People

It's going to be difficult to write about indigenous people in the North American continent without accompanying guilt and shame. First People are those who found a way to survive on a piece of land or a region for millenia, living and surviving as part of the ecosystems, taking what they needed and no more.… Continue reading dVerse — haibun — indigenous — First People

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Coloring Club Plus (collage) 10/14/19

The collage today was done while listening to Sturgill Simpson. This album is pure quality. A Sailor's Guide to Earth is the third studio album by American country singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson. It was announced on March 3, 2016, with the release of the single "Brace for Impact (Live a Little)". The album was released on… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus (collage) 10/14/19

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Haikai Challenge #108 — Hunter’s Moon (nochi no tsuki)

Hunter's moon cloaked behind clouds glides soft and stealthy through ice crystal skies Warm breaths and hungry eyes starved For stars. Butter moon pounces.       Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haiki Challenge.  Frank says: FULL HUNTER’S MOON Most of our monthly Moon names come from Native American and early American folklore.… Continue reading Haikai Challenge #108 — Hunter’s Moon (nochi no tsuki)

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OctPoWriMo2019 Day 13 — The Sycamores of Sweet Street

Lovingly I see the sycamores of Sweet Street They flow along as kin to build a canopy Mottled skins and royal crowns, side to side and down Who could be beneath their boughs and consider frowns? Along the blocks we stroll, in perfect shade are we. Looking up are jewels of light between the leaves… Continue reading OctPoWriMo2019 Day 13 — The Sycamores of Sweet Street

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Coloring Club Plus (collage) — 10/13/19

I've made many collages with nothing in mind and let them build themselves and many where I had a specific concept in mind. Today's collage is the first one I've put together while listening to music. Mitski is my debut music collage, and I think it turned out well as far as symbolizing what her… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus (collage) — 10/13/19

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#SLS — Steel Rail Blues by Gordon Lightfoot

Jim Adams is the always-motivating host of Song Lyric Sunday. Today is the debut of Jim's brand new Song Lyric Sunday banner, which shows just how much of a party Song Lyric Sunday is each week. Jim says: I picked what I feel is the most challenging theme that we have encountered so far, which… Continue reading #SLS — Steel Rail Blues by Gordon Lightfoot