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

blitz · cats · fauna · poetry · Uncategorized

Well of Feelings — A Blitz Poem

https://vimeo.com/135960434 I went and volunteered a shift at the cat shelter with my son and his wife this afternoon.  The orientation was last week.  One training shift down and three more, then I'll be an official regular volunteer.  The crew on Sunday evenings are so friendly and laid back.  It's also very clear they are… Continue reading Well of Feelings — A Blitz Poem

dverse · fauna · nature · poetry · villanelle

Meeting the Bear

image link Jilly at dverse poets pub is the hostess this evening and has asked for a poem with repetition.  This one is in the form of villanelle . I saw a Disney-produced -- yes, I hate Disney, but --- movie a couple of years ago, called, "Bears", which is a documentary of a mother… Continue reading Meeting the Bear

Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · fauna · haiku · nature · poetry · trees · Word of the Day Challenge

simply squirrely

taken 11/17/18 rough squirrels nest caught late fall's intricate white web imprisoned safety They come down from the trees to gather winter stores, but much of the time they are curled in their cozily constructed leaf nests.  The variety who lives in this nest are the lesser-known Green Squirrels, originally brought from Ireland as honorary… Continue reading simply squirrely

ecology · fauna · poetry · Word of the Day Challenge

A day in the life — of a lake sturgeon

image link   I had to look up burgeon in the dictionary today.  The first word that came to mind was sturgeon.  Yes, my mind is a twisty biscuit.  Sturgeons are, or should be, an endangered species, but for some reason they can still be fished, in limited places for limited times.  I would encourage… Continue reading A day in the life — of a lake sturgeon

#OctPoWriMo2018 · cinquain · fauna · flora · fungi · OctPoWriMo · poetry · Taoism · trees

Poetry Day 31 — One

Today's prompt, the final one for OctWriPoMo2018, is Endless. The form I chose is cinquain. It's been very satisfying writing a poem a day for this challenge. The picture with today's poem is one I drew based upon a dream I had not long ago. One Endless life death cycle arising, setting sun, joy and… Continue reading Poetry Day 31 — One

#OctPoWriMo2018 · cinquain · fauna · love · OctPoWriMo · poetry · relationships

Poetry Day 24 — kedi

“Dogs think people are God, but cats don't. Cats are aware of God's existence. Cats know that people act as middlemen to God's will. They're not ungrateful, they just know better.” – unnamed Instanbul resident in the film, kedi "kedi" (2016) is a documentary by Ceyda Torun. The blurb at imdb describes it as, “A… Continue reading Poetry Day 24 — kedi