Book Review

River Ghosts by Merril D. Smith #bookreview #poetry

I always feel apprehensive when reviewing poetry, maybe more so than when I'm writing the poetry myself. Some time ago, I took an online writing course, and the instructor mentioned in passing that she liked writing poetry because you didn't need to explain poetry like you would explain a story or an essay. While that… Continue reading River Ghosts by Merril D. Smith #bookreview #poetry

life

A Tale of Two Bike Rides Among Other Things

Hello, everyone. Gee, I feel like I should re-introduce myself since my blogging has been on the down-low lately. But, yeah, I don't really want to do that. While my blog is about me, it's not entirely about me. Take from it what you will. Firstly, there is better living through drugs. The Gabapentin I… Continue reading A Tale of Two Bike Rides Among Other Things

Writing

Groovin’ On a Thursday Afternoon

The Rascals beat out the Beatles as my favorite music group when I was growing. I had a major crush on Felix. Many thanks to everyone who commented on my Monday post and provided me with sage advice. Ironically (maybe?), on Wednesday, before I got around to responding to comments, I made myself work on… Continue reading Groovin’ On a Thursday Afternoon

Writing

Clouds: #Prosery

I've been down this dike before with you. I often veer off our path gaping at clouds in the wide blue sky, shuttering a desire to leave my bike and explore the bayous. It's why we’re here, to feel the expanse of nature, the filling of our souls. Often ordinary but glorious cumulus clouds fill… Continue reading Clouds: #Prosery

iPhone photography

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #151: From Large to Small

This week, Patti has us thinking about size–from large to small. Her instructions (or suggestions, depending on how compliant you aim to be ... (smile)): For this challenge, pick a color and select several photos that feature that color.  Start with a photo of a big subject in that color (for example, a wall) and move all the… Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #151: From Large to Small

iPhone photography

Foto Friday: For Flea Beetle Lovers Everywhere #iphonephotography

A number of people told me that they like this photo of a flea beetle from an earlier post. Needless to say (but I'll say it anyway), I have a few more photos of this fancy man. As you can see, he was quite active while I snapped. Perhaps he was a gymnast in another… Continue reading Foto Friday: For Flea Beetle Lovers Everywhere #iphonephotography

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Let’s Get Wild! Lens-Artists Photography Challenge #150

For this week's photography challenge, Diane of the Rambling Ranger is "talking about Mother Nature untouched and untrammeled, allowed to get on with her work without human help or hindrance." Now that's a real challenge, especially here in Florida where evidence of human help or hindrance is in overwhelming abundance. But Diane further notes that,… Continue reading Let’s Get Wild! Lens-Artists Photography Challenge #150

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #149: Cool Colors — Blue and Green

This week, the challenge is from Tina at Travels and Trifles: "we are returning to the color wheel and its cooler members, which include blue (primary) green (secondary) and blue-green or blue-violet aka purple (tertiary). A visit to the web on the subject will take you deep into the emotions said to result from exposure… Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #149: Cool Colors — Blue and Green

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #148 – Spots and Dots

I like this quote that Leya cites in kicking off this week's Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: In one sentence, I’d describe myself as indescribable. But, I wouldn’t end it with a period. I’d end it with three dots. – Jason Schwartzman I like the quote because, as anyone who's read a lot of my comments should… Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #148 – Spots and Dots

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #147: Gardens

Subtitle: Garden not my garden. This week's LAPC challenge is to share the beauty of gardens, whether your own garden, another's garden, or the experience of gardening. I don't have a garden, unless you consider 15 potted plants to be a garden, which I suppose they could be but maybe that can be a blog… Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #147: Gardens