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

flora · haiku · Mind Lovers Misery Menagerie · poetry

MLMM — Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, February 13th 2019, cherry blossom

  Chèvrefeuille is our host of Heeding Haiku. Chèvrefeuille says: This week I read the first cherry blossom forecast of Japan and the first cherry blossoms have started to bloom in Japan. The cherry blossom forecast stays on until end of May 2019 by the way. This week’s theme / prompt is therefore CHERRY BLOSSOM… Continue reading MLMM — Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, February 13th 2019, cherry blossom

flora · nature · trees

Weeping Willow

Winter's ice cubes cling, infesting willow branches that twist, snap, and fall. https://youtu.be/km3JeaXEXmE A picture can't do this justice.  The tree is massive and so is the limb that fell. Below are a couple photos of the pine tree also in the yard.  Other parts of the country are used to ice storms, but we… Continue reading Weeping Willow

flora · haiku · Mind Lovers Misery Menagerie · nature · poetry

#MLMM Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, January 16th 2019, First Day of Spring

  Mind Loves Misery Menagerie has asked that we write haiku on the first day of spring.  Hopefully more than one is ok.   Calendar: says Spring Ground: still frozen with heaped snow Winter: your time's done. * March's beginning, daffodils are still sleeping under white blankets. * March's twenty first, daffodils and crocus push… Continue reading #MLMM Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, January 16th 2019, First Day of Spring

dverse · flora · haibun · nature · poetry

d’Verse — Haibun Monday: January

Today's offering is a haibun written for hostess of the evening's d'Verse, Kim's, prompt of January. Waking up at eleven, looking out at another repetition of anemic feebleness that washes the life out everything. Invisible beyond grey, clouds prevent any instance of ROYGBIV. Eyes strain to delineate blah from blah. To say it is preferable… Continue reading d’Verse — Haibun Monday: January

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

flora · Stream of Consciousness Saturday · Uncategorized

#SoCS Contrasting Green Life

Linda G Hill gives us our prompt of:  Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “contrast.” Use the word “contrast,” or talk about contrasting things. Enjoy! My stream of consciousness today will be on contrasting houseplants and outdoors plants. Houseplants must live in containers. Sometimes they are grouped together in containers, like the… Continue reading #SoCS Contrasting Green Life

dverse · flora · florette · meditation · poetry · Uncategorized

Florette to Incense

field of vervain -- image link Gina is the hostess at dverse this evening. She has asked us to consider the ordinary things in our lives that, “present themselves to make our lives a little easier and a lot happier.” An ordinary thing that has done just that for me has been incense. It makes… Continue reading Florette to Incense

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

dverse · flora · poetry · quadrille

Military Mushrooms

image link These rings or semi-circular arcs show up in the lawn with regularity, but usually in the back yard.  This fall a sizeable bough from one of the willows fell and laid there for a month or so.  It was finally cut into pieces and hauled away, but it left behind what the photo… Continue reading Military Mushrooms