Haiku, Inspirational, Photography, Poetry

Rain: A Welcome Refreshment from the Heat

Last week my daughter, Jamie Bagley, provided a writing prompt that asked the question,What do you do when the rain calls you?  I guess there's still a kid in me. These first two haiku and subsequent writing are my response to Jamie's prompt.  A Summer Rain Drip, drop, drip drop, drip Slowly comes the summer rain… Continue reading Rain: A Welcome Refreshment from the Heat

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Stars and Blooms and Following Dreams

Star & Bloom are the haiku prompt words for the weekly haiku challenge at Ronovan Writes. My first thought was of the sun, one of the stars of the universe. It is very hot and bright. No one could survive if we lived too close to it. The naked eye cannot behold it without being… Continue reading Stars and Blooms and Following Dreams

Haiku, Inspirational, Poetry

Re-Purposed: Something from the Past

One Christmas, my mother gave me a quilt she had made from some of my grandmother's old dresses. I was thrilled, because it brought back memories from childhood.  The words Color & Warmth are the prompts for Ronovan Writes #weeklyhaikuchallenge.  I knew I needed to write about that quilt.     Dresses Re-Purposed   Feel the cozy… Continue reading Re-Purposed: Something from the Past

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Truth: Look for it With Eyes and Ears Wide Open

The word truth is the Five Minute Friday word for this past week. I am a little late with mine, but I have not been idle.   My garden needed attention, and I needed the exercise and the fresh air. While outdoors I looked for beauty and found it in many places. Truth can be… Continue reading Truth: Look for it With Eyes and Ears Wide Open

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Views From My Front Porch on a Lazy Afternoon

After doing some cleanup inside, I decided to enjoy some time on the porch. I love the views we have. The temperature was mild and the sky was overcast, though some blue was peeking through. A light breeze was causing lovely sounds to come from the chimes. I had to snap a few pictures.  … Continue reading Views From My Front Porch on a Lazy Afternoon

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Plain Country Roads More Beautiful than Interstates

Fast & Plain are the prompt words for the #weeklyhaikuchallenge at Ronovan Writes. I like to choose scenes from my life to use as inspiration for my poems. At first I wasn't sure about how to use these two words. Then I thought of my recent trip driving back to South Carolina from Illinois this week.   On interstates… Continue reading Plain Country Roads More Beautiful than Interstates