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…)

Day 7 Prompt- Fingers Prose Assonance

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Tempting Fingers:

Reaching tentacles with a natural intention. Calling birds, bees not so subtlety in their direction. Keeping their focus, catching their minds. Placing a bet that when something flies by they will notice, stop and continue the cycle of this flowers life. Bathe themselves in the flowers hand, dancing all day if they can. (more…)

Day 6: Prompt- Hero(ine) Ballad Anaphora/Epistrophe

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Clam Beach, CA
You Me We:

You generate natural awe and inspiration
You easily over take my worried heart
You have my essence when in your presence

You are wind, roots, waves, caves, I feel
You settle down when I dig
You slip into the moist ground (more…)

Day 5: Prompt- Fog Elegy Metaphor

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Mad River State Beach, CA

Mama Fog:
I remember waking up clearheaded
Rested days as individuals
Not running together endlessly my schedule
Was undecided and carefree
There was no looming cloud-filled thoughts (more…)

Day 4: Prompt- Animal Concrete Poetry Enjambment

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Hidden Wings:

                      An intermission in the stormy skies
            Looming, I have a few minutes before my next "have to"
           with my camera jumping out of my pocket I wander simply
           Among the planted garden looking for raindrops glistening on 
          Branches, petals with the hints of fresh sunshine illuminating
             Tiny jewels, my eye catches a damp but wonderful Iris
           Her petals clumped together like chewed purple gum, not much
          Of a wonder and yet I am drawn so I carefully lift her petals
          to uncover her beautiful layers and ruffles to my surprise
                            A creature stirs beneath
                            The petal I just turned
                            I jump with a start
                            Then move in slowly to see
                            A moth hunkered down
                            Trying to weather out
                            The storm he is safe
                            And dry and curious
                            We stare at each other
                            Neither of us move            blink
                            But I did admire his natural abilities
                            For quite a long time my nose to the
                            Petals wondering how long this creature
                              Was quiet listening to the rain
                               Pouring and then it starts


Day 2: Prompt- Journey Limerick

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Blowing Forty:

On this day I am witness to forty years blowing by

All I can do is embrace the pace and sigh

Over the hill, I am willing to keep climbing

Clouding over skies, perfect timing

My arms outstretched wind howling this time, I am ready to fly (more…)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

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Clam Beach, McKinleyville CA

I felt a raindrop, on my cheek and my shoulder, the air temperature instantly sank colder. The sun was still out, for how long was unclear but I was purposefully alone and I wanted to be here. Perhaps I made it, just in time, between storms or perhaps I was about to get soaked. (more…)

Photography 101 (days 22-26)

One day late, but I made it! My family went on a camping trip and then celebrated Thanksgiving away from home. So, I wasn’t up and current with this weeks themes. I was happy to see that many of the themes work well with photographs I took on our trip. We had such a great time and I made sure to carve out time during the “golden hours” in the early morning and late afternoon to enjoy my surroundings and work on my photography skills I have learned this month.

Thank you so much for reading these lengthy posts, I really did have fun putting them together. Happy Thanksgiving.


Photo By: Carrie

Glass Beach, Fort Bragg CA (more…)

Photography 101 (days 15-19)

Now for week 3 of Photography 101. I am really enjoying the themes each day and writing too. I continue to learn and grow and appreciate the continued support of my readers and family. I know this is a long post, but it is a great exercise for me each day. Thanks for following along.


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Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, Arcata CA (more…)

Photography 101- Days (8-12)

Days 6 and 7 were over the weekend, there were no direct themes associated with these days. I am enjoying this month-long challenge. I enjoy thinking of images in themes like this and using images that first come to mind when I read the theme. Although, with my schedule as it is during the week, there isn’t really time for me to take a theme related image most of the time. These images are all very recently captured. Here are this week’s posts.


Photo By: Carrie