#FF — Culinary Campaign

PHOTO PROMPT – © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields All season they march out, culinary soldiers, to our raised bed, pillaging our peppery leaves and primary-colored blossoms. Armed with birchwood baskets, their hands reach with harvesting intent, plucking at-will, collecting our dismembered corpses with bright smiles. Some even whistle as they work. Then back they trudge to dissect…

#FF — Nature’s Blessings

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook Each fall for thirty years they dredged the lake bottom. Pungent deposits, once dried, became super-soil they used to grow dahlias, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and the rest. Money earned from the produce sold at market was enough to keep their lakeside cabin warm in winter. Spring 2020, gale-force winds clenched…

dVerse — quadrille — Gethsemane’s Check

Labyrinth in Grand Rapids, MI.  Photo taken August 5, 2020.   Gethsemane’s Check A large carved brick disc is plopped in the center of a near-urban churches’ garden. Chartre-styled snakes undulate with purple petunias at midday to wind chimes. Highway noises call like trapped surf in machined shells, far from the sea. Only ants walk…

Doodads — 5/15/20

I’ve been working out in the yard a lot these past days.  So many things to report!   Other news:  One of the bluebird houses is…. occupied by bluebirds!  I moved a couple houses around and one of them is off by itself.  I couldn’t be any happier to see them.  Trillers have bullied them…

dVerse — Switch

  They wait for me beyond the door To steal from me my somber scene To play in hue and nothing more They dot my view with rose and green The peonies, new on the scene A princely frog kerplunks in ditch From gloom to bright, a magic switch     Today’s seven lines are…

Doodads 4/4/20

I’ll be playing an online virtual board game with my kids today so will be “gone.”  I did want to share one of the things I did yesterday.  My older son’s girlfriend gave me a gift for Christmas of herb growing kit.  I opened it yesterday and was instructed to soak the seeds for 24…