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dVerse — OLN 262 — Nature’s Intuition

Nature's Intuition Seedy winter light is here, A tendril of Spring's seasoned secret. Quiet colors lonely brown lichen. Cold blue frost murmurs how long; Bee breeze listens and asks when Nature's intuition will give bright hymns Of daffodil and crocus. Grace is today's host of dVerse' Open Link Night.  I used The Oracle for this… Continue reading dVerse — OLN 262 — Nature’s Intuition

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#MM — Saturday Mix — Lucky Dip — pretty peonies

Pretty puffed pungent petals Prancing pirouetting primadonas Pastels, pompous pinks, Peeking, pouncing, Passels praying Proud, precocious Parades primping Precious pronouncements     Sarah is the host of Mindlovemisery Menagerie's Saturday Mix.  Sarah says: For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Tautogram. The topic is up to you! … Continue reading #MM — Saturday Mix — Lucky Dip — pretty peonies

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Meijer Gardens in Winter — part 2 of 3 — exhibit

The following pictures are of parts of an exhibit at Meijer Gardens called, "The Womb," created by Rebecca Louise Law.  The exhibit is pretty sparse with clinical-like representations of how big the fetus is and how it grows over time.  There is another case that shows how the placenta grows over time, which was new… Continue reading Meijer Gardens in Winter — part 2 of 3 — exhibit

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dVerse — Paeonia

Born deep Root of roots Snuggling close Waiting for warm, until My green and purple spears Pierce the sky Lanky legs Ferny arms Swelling buds Hot June's charms Fill me to bursting Blossoming joy Taste my ginger crack pollen! All hit my pipe Humming and staggering Donating parts to Boardrooms And hospital vases Painters love… Continue reading dVerse — Paeonia

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Winter at Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park — Part 1 of 3 — outside

You may have been wondering where I was today.  Instead of signing in, I brewed a pot of coffee, took a quick bath, then headed over to Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids.  Younger son and his wife bought me a membership for Christmas.  I chose today to go for a few reasons.  One is I'M… Continue reading Winter at Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park — Part 1 of 3 — outside

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dVerse — quadrille 97 — Breathe the Stars

“Essential oils are like little packages of positivity.” – Valerie Ann Worwood, from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (2016) Build dreampaths that are Blessed, mindful; balancing Hills and holes along the way, A journeyed setting of the stage For living to bloom. Essential oils of geranium, grapefruit, Petitgrain and… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille 97 — Breathe the Stars

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Nature’s Medicine — Essential Oils

Last night I attended a lecture from an expert in essential oils and learned quite a bit; enough to know I'm going to start using them for aromatherapy and for medicinal purposes. Each participant concocted a small cobalt blue glass spritzer bottle of a refreshing combination of tea tree oil, lavender oil, and orange oil,… Continue reading Nature’s Medicine — Essential Oils

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Doodads — 12/26/19

I woke up today to sunny skies.  When I put recyclable items in the bin outside it wasn't even cold, somewhere in the 50's.  I ended up walking out back to check things out.  More trees have fallen because of the extremely high water table.   Looking up the clouds were moving fast.  Looking down I… Continue reading Doodads — 12/26/19

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OctPoWriMo2019 Day 14 — Mother Earth

Patient kin Stand tall until We see we are them And they are us. Gaia Spirals finite, infinite loops Recycled bits, when planted at Death, their roots take for life Even our ashes give new life Mother trees watch their Children, patient kin Love stands tall Until we dare To see. Morgan Dragonwillow (with today's… Continue reading OctPoWriMo2019 Day 14 — Mother Earth

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Coloring Club Plus (minus coloring) 10/12/19

Yesterday afternoon, I was unexpectedly called away to help out friends and then ended up spending the night out of town.  Got back home around 11 a.m. this morning.  Mlady was peering around the corner at the end of the hall to make sure it was me.  Her fur was all puffed out when she… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus (minus coloring) 10/12/19