Vivid

Vivid I remember the excitement and anticipation that we felt when Daddy would say (as he reliably did each Sunday afternoon): “Who wants to go to Grunning’s?” With squeals of delight we scrambled into the back of his old station wagon that served not only as the family conveyance but more importantly, a humble workman’s […]

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Broken

Broken Bedazzled by intensely tinted deck,    Resplendent splash that hides too well the stains              Of decades overrun with sad neglect, Knocking, cracking, warning ever plain.               E‘en deadly risk ignored by blinded eyes,     Neath false facade the treachery of lies. […]

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Before the Dawn

I have always been an early bird, creeping out of vacation hotel rooms to avoid waking the family, camera case slung over my shoulder and flip-flops tucked under my arm. I cannot miss the sunrise. I know that the most beautiful moments are fleeting and often are on display before the sun rises up, as if […]

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Maternal Instinct

It’s sad to watch the roaming deer, foraging through our yard for any sustenance amid the frozen environs. Even the bird-bath is a solid block of ice. Holly leaves and bird-seed must suffice. But those eyes….

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Orange Marmelade

Orange you glad that …the Weekly Photo Challenge asked us for a collection in which the color orange, is either the subject of, or the accent to, the photographs. My selection runs the gamut from wine labels and wildlife in the backyard to hand crafted mosaics, rowboats and (of course) my Pet Pooch. Enjoy!

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Welcome

This morning, I submitted this photo to the National Geographic Assignment: Street Scene. I took this photo with my iPhone (through a grimy windshield) earlier this month; as shoppers swamped a local grocery store, to stock up for a predicted blizzard. The  day was gray, the air was frigid, and we did our best to […]

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Raptor Rapture

This morn, I spied a rapturous, red-tailed hawk, She spied me back, inviting me to gawk, Instinctive, sensing I was party to her play, Of stalking stealth, and seizing rodent prey. As fresh-fall snow lay soft and fluffy white, Full-cloaked the yard, clear backdrop for her flight, Where ‘Lady Red-tail’ snatched her careless catch, As I […]

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Night Visitors

The snow lies lovely, sterling bright and white, A broad-spread blanket, crystalline and smooth, For days confined, snowed-in near cabin’s hearth, While gazing out at moonlit silken glaze, As crackling fires loll this drowsy night And turned-down quilts bid welcome winter’s sleep. The January sun completes our plan, A torch announcing dawning of the day, […]

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Beyond the Steam

Preparing for the concert, mind is filled, My spirit chimes with measures, harmonies, An un-trite, polyphonic mesh, but still My aim: maybe to learn these melodies. To ease my pre-show nerves and soothe my knees, Bubbles, soft and warm, pile high and light, In scorching tub, a sign ‘mid clouds of steam, While taking in […]

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