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Doodads — The Yard — 6/18/19

I took all of these on Monday, 6/17/19 and tried to capture anything in the yard that looked interesting. Clearance hostas I bought last year.   fish with a ground cover.  have had this for awhile   peace lily in bloom.  this plant came from my stepdad's funeral climbing rose bush that was here when… Continue reading Doodads — The Yard — 6/18/19

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The University of MI Peony Garden and Nichols Arboretum trip 6/4/19

From the University website: The University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden presents a stunning spring display, currently with 350 historic herbaceous varieties (cultivars) from the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century. These specimens represent many of the important American, Canadian, and European herbaceous peonies of the era - and over half are no… Continue reading The University of MI Peony Garden and Nichols Arboretum trip 6/4/19

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Good Father Damien

Image by imazite from Pixabay Father Damien had been a priest at the parish affectionately known as The Triangle for 7 years as of today. The Triangle was called such due to the triangle shape of the church and because of the triangle-shaped property it sat on at the intersection of Larry, Moe, and Shemp… Continue reading Good Father Damien

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Saturday Doodads — The Yard

This edition of Doodads will take you on an abbreviated tour of the yard, as I walked around on my way out to the mailbox. The first picture is the growing fancy Asiatic Lilies I planted in the fall.  These are going to be gorgeous!  They were planted in suet cages to keep the ground… Continue reading Saturday Doodads — The Yard

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Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 18 May 2019 — Return of the Peonies

Sarah is the host of Mindlovesmisery Menagerie's Saturday Mix. Sarah says: Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 18 May 2019!  For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Musette. The topic is up to you!  Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…Good luck with your ‘Lucky… Continue reading Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 18 May 2019 — Return of the Peonies

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dVerse — quadrille — Lady Sol Sings

image link De is the host of dVerse today. De says: This week’s word is our tiniest yet. Today, I want you play with the word “up.” Noun, verb, adverb, adjective…this wee word is versatile, and can be tossed into the mix in so many ways... Put it in a form, or play with rhyme… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — Lady Sol Sings

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haibun to fallen willow

The great limb of one of the front willows had most of itself cut up by a friendly neighbor yesterday. It didn't take him long with his chainsaw. He insisted he wanted nothing for doing it, which makes me suspicious, but maybe I'm paranoid. He wanted to carry the logs and piles to the brush… Continue reading haibun to fallen willow

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dVerse — Villanelle — Heaven Reborn

Sansevieria in bloom, taken 2009   After getting some much-appreciated feedback, I took a look at the poem.  Here's the first revision: When sun shines, heaven is reborn. Faces turn skyward, spirits leap Warmth for living, blessings adorn Spring's voice sings through green colored horn Flora! Fauna! lilies and peeps When sun shines, heaven is… Continue reading dVerse — Villanelle — Heaven Reborn

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Home of the brave

image link Fandango's FOWC is division, the Word Challenge of the Day is empty, Paula's 3 Things Challenge words are tortilla, vault, riverbed, and Teresa's Story Starter Challenge prompt is “I’m sure it was all a dream.” Vanna started her morning with a breakfast of coffee and a corn tortilla with fresh avocado on it,… Continue reading Home of the brave

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neighbor’s choice

.red = lipstick plant, pink = bleeding heart plant, white = dutchman's breeches Fandango's FOWC is occur, the Word of the Day Challenge is zenith, and Paula's 3 Things Challenge words are chess, aliens, greenhouse Bart and Cindy had inherited the small cottage from Bart's mother way back when. Across the lane lived Mr. Pena,… Continue reading neighbor’s choice