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

#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 · ecology · fauna · flora · OctPoWriMo · poetry · shape · trees

Poetry Day 14 — If I Were Me

Part of the prompts for today's OctPoWriMo I chose to follow are, "If I Were Me" and a shape poem.   It probably won't show up as a tree on small screens!   An oak tree takes hundreds, if not thousands, of years to grow from an acorn and into a mature tree. Nobody questions it.… Continue reading Poetry Day 14 — If I Were Me

flora · haiku

free-range shrubbery

image link Yesterday, I was driving through a region that is dotted with landscape plant greenhouses and row upon row of fields of shrubs of various varieties and sizes.  I also drove through a new 7-mile connector highway that rolls up and down hills and around curves.  Along this section I observed clumps of what… Continue reading free-range shrubbery

Daily Addictions · ecology · fauna · flora · nature · poetry

Daily Addictions 2018 — Week 34 — Dusk

Dusk is that special time daylight relinquishes its favor. Colors slowly wash out, diluted with grayness. Details of objects soften, to murky dark shapes - Dusk is the time where birds vacate their feeding turf and fly to secret resting spaces. Crickets pump up their cricketing for the second shift. Fireflies flash coded sexts. Nightcrawlers… Continue reading Daily Addictions 2018 — Week 34 — Dusk

Daoism · ecology · fauna · flora · poetry · Taoism · The Daily Post -- Prompts

A Prayer

image link Across the skies Across the land A pall Grey above and below With patches of white above and below Not enough to allow Spirits more than a millimeter Away from zero. --- Souls across the planet Of warm-blooded, plants, Stones, and water, and the Rest of the 10,000 things, In earnest, heart-beaming to… Continue reading A Prayer

#OctPoWriMo2017 · etheree · flora · poetry · Uncategorized

Day 27 — OctWriPoMo — Peony!

photo taken in 2015 The form is etheree, which consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables.   Peony!   Ah! The scent! Peony! Ginger sweetness Invades my nostrils Ants, bees, I, all called to The olfactory altar Deep within ruffled rainbows are The yellow-powdered nuggets, manna… Continue reading Day 27 — OctWriPoMo — Peony!