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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #115 — Unforgettable

penetrating captive bolt gun Jeremy had grown up in a family of meat-eaters. Their belief was that a meal wasn't a real meal unless it included meat. Jeremy questioned it no more than he questioned he put his socks on before putting his tennis shoes on every morning. That was until.... The day started out… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #115 — Unforgettable

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#MM Saturday Mix — The idea was difficult to swallow.

image link Twenty-five years ago, there was a neighbor kid who had gotten into the habit of pulling up the plants in our garden for fun. We'd tried speaking with the boy's mother, fencing in the yard, employing kindness and reason with him, then yelling and threats. We'd even called the police on the youngster… Continue reading #MM Saturday Mix — The idea was difficult to swallow.

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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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Thursday Inspiration 24 — Moonstruck

Jax picked up his Mustang convertible from the dealership and decided to take it for a spin out in the desert. He still had his Harley, but not all of the women he dated liked riding everywhere with him on the back of it. There was an hour until sunset. Jax' idea was to watch… Continue reading Thursday Inspiration 24 — Moonstruck

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Doodads — Cherry Point Labyrinth/Mandala

https://youtu.be/weM2umnTEUY This is going to be a long post, with lots of pictures and videos of the labyrinth/mandala I visited yesterday. I call it labyrinth/mandala because it does not meet the criteria of labyrinth that I know of, which is one-way-in-one-way-out, but it does look like a lot of mandalas I have colored. It doesn't… Continue reading Doodads — Cherry Point Labyrinth/Mandala

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Home on the Range

https://youtu.be/n-3Y4rH54nk Rye was a cowboy who had followed in the footsteps of his father and his father before him. The cowboy way of life seemed to be fading for society, but not for Rye. Cattle drives had been replaced by *CAFOs, where the cows lived and died in long buildings, never being given a chance… Continue reading Home on the Range

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Friday Evening Doodads — yard update

It's time I did another update on the yard.  Remember when I was complaining that all of the Asiatic lily variety pack were the same (beautiful) shade of pink?  Well those ones were the early birds and have come and gone.  Right now some of all of the rest are open, and oh my goodness… Continue reading Friday Evening Doodads — yard update

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Cry of the Loon

image link It was this time of year a few years ago when I decided to kayak around Emerald Lake. As I randomly explored some of the many inlets and small offshoots of the lake I heard a loon's call of distress nearby. Following the call, I found the pair, the brood of babies resting… Continue reading Cry of the Loon

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Carpe Diem #1711 flowers (modern kigo) – Troiku

image link   depth of a flower butterfly straw sucks too much droopy-bottomed flight flying away with the bee a yellow fuzzy jacket shed at hive some mystery -- why do orange blossoms taste the sweetest?     Chevrefeuille is the host of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.  Chevrefeuille says: Today I have chosen a modern… Continue reading Carpe Diem #1711 flowers (modern kigo) – Troiku