Category Archives: Nature

Signs of Spring

The Thai pepper seedlings on my window sill are coming along nicely. Sightings I was watching two starlings preparing a nest in a hole in a tree when something in the sky caught my eye. Thousands and thousands of geese … Continue reading

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Walls of Hue, Viet Nam

Much has been happening in the past couple of months, but you wouldn’t know it by visiting my blog. I’ve been terribly remiss with posting here. Back at the end of March, stage two of BluePrintReview’s “instan/ce(s)” went live. Many thanks … Continue reading

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30 Photos – #20 – Walls of Moss

Lichen and ferns lichen and ferns flourish upon the alley walls I never cease to be fascinated with this wall of moss and ferns in my alley. I walk or ride past it up to a dozen times a day … Continue reading

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30 Photos 30 Days: #17 – Misty Morning

Misty Morning The mist rolled in quickly, growing thicker and obscuring the land and waterscape as it advanced. The old concrete road out to my father-in-law’s village is rough and broken now, and dotted with huge puddles, but the view is … Continue reading

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30 Photos 30 Days: #10

I am not giving today’s photo a name. I can’t seem to come up with one that does the sky or the silhouette justice. Here’s the growing 30 in 30 blogroll. Why not join us? It’s never too late to … Continue reading

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30 Photos in 30 Days: # 3

Nightshadows More 30 in 30: Hilda Oomen, daily paintings: http://hildaoomen.blogspot.ca/ Lynda Bruce, daily paintings:  http://lyndabruce.tumblr.com/tagged/30-paintings-in-30-days Jennifer Kaufman, almost daily photos: http://www.bookspersonally.com/ Evelyn Jackson, daily photos: http://www.melangedmagic.com/ Sue Borgerson, a daily verse building to a 30-verse poem: http://www.sueborgersen.com The creative spark … Continue reading

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30 in 30 – #2

Winter Garden In summer, these small metal cups are supposed to catch rain water, then tip to spill it out once they are full. They never do tip, but they jingle together in the wind. I like them best in winter for … Continue reading

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Thirty Photos in Thirty Days?

Meditation on a Snowy Night . Two friends on Twitter recently got my attention with their project of doing thirty small paintings in thirty days. They are quick paintings, finished and posted every day. I’ve joined their project and hope … Continue reading

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Mindful Writing Day

orange shreds and white shell shards drooping faceless Jack-o’-lantern fat squirrel looks for another victim My offering for  Mindful Writing Day, hosted by Fiona Robyn and Writing Our Way Home. There is still time to join in.  Post your stones on … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, dVerse Poets!

. From my last week’s Twitter postings, a bevy of  haiku in celebration of dVerse Poets first year anniversary: rare beauty of summer / dawn’s light through open curtains / worth the lost hours of sleep // nature’s summer bounty / … Continue reading

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