dVerse — Haibun Monday — August 2021

As August begins, chipmunks are busy a-gathering, their cheeks bulging with seeds. They still make time for chase across the driveway, under the shrubs and back again. Butterflies swarm swarms of blossoms, welcoming affections of others of the same patterns in brief amorous encounters. Monarch caterpillars wander in solitude, grazing fuzzy milkweed leaves in lackadaisical…

Doodads yard in July flora and fauna

These have all been taken within the last week or so.  The lilies are flourishing!  The butterfly weed is on the wane now but a few days ago, these lovely orange butterflies were swarming it.  I’ve also had the hummingbird moth here on a regular basis but it goes for the zinnias more than anything. …

dVerse — Quadrille 132 — Anystream

Willow-draped trickleswear wet green strands, fluttering naiad’s locks tickling shaded pale fish bellies. Ordinary magical stream meanders; along its obscurest banks gnomes and bullfrogs picnic and play checkers; where butterflies and birdstraverse undergrowth tosip in mid-July’s droughtand thirsty violets tiptoe.   I went looking for a nice image to fit the poem but decided to…

dVerse’ 10th Anniversary Celebration Week — Poetics — My Garden on 071321

The edges of my garden curl along green fuzz, concrete, and stone. Its haphazard, organic growth is both playland and harvest zone; where ants climb and dragonflies wheel; where rainbow sways among today’s sky offering. Claudia Schoenfeld, one of the co-founders of dVerse, is today’s host for Poetics. We are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of…

Draw a Bird Day — July 8, 2021 — Eastern Bluebird male

Birds are icons across cultures serving as feathered pantheon of our attributes and emotions. Sorrows plummet on crow’s wings. Joy’s infusion in a bluebird’s sighting. The drawing is the first time I’ve used a youtube how-to video to draw anything. It works pretty well especially since it can be paused and replayed. The dimensions are…

Doodads — The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly *and* bonus videos!

Since there will be 2 videos at the end and I’m tired, for now, there won’t be full-screen photos of these if you click on the captions. Let’s start with the pretty pictures (aka the good ones) These are the “bad” or not so great pics.  Either the color was washed out, the bugs had…

minimalist photography and poetry — baubles of death

Clinging to life arebaubles of death; bright colorsforgotten sometimesbut never shaken. Slowly,we return to from where we came…                   Kate says if inspired by her nature photo to link to her page.  I am, so….