WPC: On The Way

Photo By: Carrie

This time of year, the fog rarely burns off. We are so close to the ocean and the fog is the signature weather needed for the redwoods to continue to thrive. It only takes driving east, maybe 15 miles sometimes a few more, and you are out of the fog but still in the trees. (more…)

Turning Tides

Photo By: Carrie

Luffenholtz Beach, Trinidad CA

So much waiting, contemplating, pushing down the what if’s as far as they will go so as not to talk to me anymore. I knew there would come a turning of the tides, a moment when the stagnant waters would recede making way for everything to release. Like pulling a drain from the tub that silent moment between nothing moving and the whirl of water funneling down the drain. This is where my family has found itself, for 8 months. (more…)

Day 8 Prompt- Drawer Ode Apostrophe

Writer’s Fright:

Frantically looking here, everywhere
Even just a tiny creak a clue to their perfect hiding place
But there is nothing, not a sound

It’s not fair! I scream in a brow curled scowl
Stop hiding, I know you are there!
My feet stomp emphatically (more…)


Photo By: Carrie

Trinidad CA

I stood here for over 10 minutes, alone. My car parked just up the road on a tight curve. I stood in the middle of the road taking photograph after photograph of mother nature putting on a show. The ocean below singing in wave length tones. A few minutes into this incredible moment I heard a rustling from behind me. It got louder and louder and I realized it was a mudflow from the steep cliff the road was cut from. Luckily there were lots of trees and bushes breaking its slide, I never saw it, just heard it.

Split Open

Photo By: Carrie

Arcata Community Forest, Arcata CA

Here I am
Hesitating there are too many
Words circling, it feels quite odd
Being split in two

There are so many times
I don’t know what to do, I am happy (more…)