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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 Cattle drives had been replaced by *CAFOs, where the cows lived and died in long buildings, never being given a chance… Continue reading Home on the Range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

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Thursday Doodads — Flora & Fauna out back

An abrupt early afternoon thunderstorm blew through here and then it was back to hot and muggy.  Not nearly enough rain came down.  It's staying in the air.  I did get a chance to walk out back today and check on things.  Mostly good, some things of concern.  Some pictures and videos.  Hope you enjoy… Continue reading Thursday Doodads — Flora & Fauna out back

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#MM — Sunday Writing Prompt “A Fish Out of Water” — Umber the Earthworm

image link Umber the earthworm had spent his entire life in the front yard of Mrs. Jones, wiggling and writhing through the dirt and trying to stay out of the path of hungry moles. So far in this, his sixth month, he had been successful in staying alive and having fun frolicking with his many… Continue reading #MM — Sunday Writing Prompt “A Fish Out of Water” — Umber the Earthworm

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Mountain Trials

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay The following tale is true, I swear it upon my holy inheritance to pass through the pearly gates. In the year 1706, when us who traveled the Atlantic and found this new paradise, I and a party of 19 decided to cross the mountains now known as the Appalachians with… Continue reading Mountain Trials

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Divine Gifts

Image by Mystic Art Design from Pixabay Minerva had come and gone from this world many times and had cycled through many forms. Her most boring form had been that of a starfish, but when she rose to heaven's sanctuary afterwards, she was rewarded with a return as human with (human) palms itching to write… Continue reading Divine Gifts

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dVerse — Rich — Worm King

image link Kim is the host of dVerse today. Kim says: This week I’d like you to take any meaning, form or compound of the word rich, and write a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting your title), including the prompt word. Worm King Tender, smooth skin, Peristaltic, mining Wilted lettuce, apple peels; Constricting scraps While… Continue reading dVerse — Rich — Worm King

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Anomaly

Image by Ylanite Koppens from Pixabay Sally, the visiting nurse, was on her way to meet a new client today. As Sally read through Mrs. Gates' case file the night before, she learned that Mrs. Gates was a recent widow. Her husband, a retired marine biologist, had collapsed a month prior while doing pool maintenance… Continue reading Anomaly