My Heart is Ready, a poem

I rarely repost old poems or posts.  It’s not that I don’t cherish them… I do, but it is more that new material is always coming to life.  This one, just speaks to me and when I saw that the word of the day at The Daily Post Prompt was meander, I could not help…

Photography: California in Winter (Post #6)

I’ve been a bit busier lately, thank goodness for summer coming soon 🙂  Then, I’ll be able to return to normal life, if just for a little while.  Just an update:   I’m still training my little superhero.  He’s been super busy trying to catch me in the act of emailing him.  He’s done pretty…

Dancing in the Rain (Portrait Poetry Series #31)

Today, the Daily Post Prompt is messy. I could not help but remember this poem I posted quite some time ago.  It holds a special place in my heart – autobiographical, then not.     We are dancing in the rain It matters not, that we’ll get wet – life is meant to be messy…

Spring is near, a poem

  This morning, I awoke to the sound of finches singing their morning song I watched as they gleefully flit from tree to tree bird feeder to bird feeder. These days, change has come – trees have started to awaken from winter’s long keep, their buds a resplendent hue of crimson sun. I feel joyous…

Alone, Over Coffee

  She sat alone over coffee as faceless voices swirled around her it is not – that the voices had no face, but that she had not yet absorbed them, she had not yet taken them in. She wanted to listen, not so much to eavesdrop, but to understand – the smiling faces and laughter,…

Photography: Frolicking in the Snow (Post #2)

As I said in my previous post, it has been rather nice this past week because for the first time in a long time, the snow actually stayed around for a week.  Usually, it snows and then melts the next day.  It seems the opportunity gave me a chance to see our neighborhood squirrels in…

Conversations with a superhero

  Above all things, I am a mother.  Of course, I cook, I clean, I chase imaginary monsters from under the bed, and yeah… sometimes I get the chance to write and take pictures.  Truly, it is much more glamorous than all that might seem.  I get to spend time with my crew, I am…

Just a Face in the Crowd: Daily Post Photography Challenge

This week we have been given the challenge to take a different kind of portrait.  Instead of taking the photograph head on, try to capture the image as if you are just a face in the crowd.  I have to admit, this was difficult and it was easy.  It was difficult, because I always seem to…

Photography: Frolicking in the Snow (Post #1)

I’ve spent the past two days taking photos out of the window.  Yes, it’s been cold here.  For the first time (in a long time) the snow has actually stayed on the ground.  For once, I actually don’t mind the snow.  I guess it’s because things get messy when everything melts, it looks a little…

Still Beauty to be Found, a poem

  I stand at water’s edge searching for the welcoming sounds of nature the open-arm embrace of vibrant sun the unforgettable smell of fertile earth and fir It stirs within me feelings of hope feelings of home and a song beneath my chest starts to hum its melodic tune. This is how I revive I…

Photography: California in Winter (Post #5)

I think one of the reason I love going to California in the winter is because there are still so many remnants of nature’s beauty at that time.  It surprises me somehow.  Of course, I’ve lived a good part of my life in places where seasons meant something.  When it was winter, there were snow…

Like Two Passing Ships in the Night, a poem

I hate how we keep meeting like this. Words upon the page between us, stilted breaths and barely an ounce of your essence is present. Perhaps, you shall sigh across the page, your thoughts – meandering. A bit of glinting tinfoil shaken by the wind outside your door demands attention perhaps a nearby bluebird sings…