3TC · cats · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · fauna · Word of the Day Challenge

Global Teamwork

click on the link for a 'save the leopards in south africa' page Fandango's FOWC is finite, the Word of the Day Challenge is commit, and Paula's 3 Things Challenge words are: leopard, tee shirt, component The Save The Leopards Campaign started with the commitment of 1000 people across the country of South Africa. Recent… Continue reading Global Teamwork

3TC · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · fauna · fiction · flora · orchids · Word of the Day Challenge

Under the orchid’s spell

Orchidaceae -- Chloraea disoides Lindl Fandango's FOWC is lethargic, the Word of the Day Challenge is envision, and Paula's 3 Things Challenge words are:  cousin, folder, iguana As lethargic as Daria was feeling this morning, she did not envision having a very fun time at botanical gardens with her cousin today. Romo, a photographer, had… Continue reading Under the orchid’s spell

dverse · fauna · nature

dVerse — Haibun Monday — 2/4/19

Kim is the host of this week's Haibun Monday at the dVerse poet's pub. Kim says: For this week’s Haibun Monday, write about solitude: it could be meditative solitude, solitude in nature, or just plain old sitting alone in your room solitude. That’s up to you. But you should write no more than three tight… Continue reading dVerse — Haibun Monday — 2/4/19

fauna · haiku · Mind Lovers Misery Menagerie · poetry

MLMM Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille — HAWK

This week's Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie's Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille has the inspirational prompt of hawk. i Perched, her red tail wags, head swiveling to decide which snow drift to glide. ii Brown wings glide over white drifts; talons clutch the hare; sub-zero dinner. iii Winter hawk calls in the morning; there will be grief in snowy… Continue reading MLMM Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille — HAWK

dverse · fauna · nature · poetry · quadrille

d’Verse Quadrille to Winter’s Pheasant

  Mish is the host of tonight's d'Verse and gives the following prompt for tonight's quadrille: So I give you the word “steep” to infuse into your poem of 44 words.   Steep drifts shelter the pheasant outside my window. He stares in at the greenery and wonders at the mirage of summer. * I… Continue reading d’Verse Quadrille to Winter’s Pheasant

diamante · dverse · fauna · poetry

d’Verse — Shed Diamante

image link   lillian is the hostess at d'Verse this evening, where she says: The prompt for today: write a poem (any form; rhyming or not) that includes the word “shed” or a form of the word. The offering today is in the form of a diamante.   Shed rid, cast-off sloughing, extricating, losing remove,… Continue reading d’Verse — Shed Diamante

fauna · haiku · nature · poetry

Sunday morning haiku

image link Getting ready to build the morning fire, I stood up from the wood burner and looked outside.  I saw a brown lump out by one of the fenceposts that isn't usually there.  When you spend a lot of time staring at a particular place, you immediately notice if something is different.  I walked… Continue reading Sunday morning haiku

ecology · exploitation · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · fauna · flora · poetry · villanelle · Word of the Day Challenge

Beads and how the world turns

image link The Word of the Day Challenge is traditions. Fandango's FOWC is revenge. Today's offering is in the form of a villanelle. As an introduction, I wanted to talk about how I was inspired to write this. On Saturday, I went to Hobby Lobby to take an art print that my older son got… Continue reading Beads and how the world turns

fauna · reading · Uncategorized

Blog Break Today

I have 3, count 'em 3, new books that I'm itching to get to, so today will be a break from reading blogs and writing posts.   Have got to make Christmas cookies either today or tomorrow also for a cookie exchange on Sunday, so it will be a busy real-time weekend.  Will try to catch… Continue reading Blog Break Today

dreams · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · fauna · fiction · flora · fungi · tea · Word of the Day Challenge

Night Brew

image link Fandango's One-Word Challenge (#FOWC) is special.  The Word Challenge of the Day is enrapture. She walked the fields and down by the stream all morning, then into afternoon, looking, smelling, and listening for her ingredients. With the ones she already had in her spice chest, there were only a few left to complete… Continue reading Night Brew