Rainbows and Butterflies

Rainbows and Butterflies ~ a mature love no longer expecting rainbows and butterflies the gift of time to teach and refine the soul a child’s innocence becomes a teen’s rebellion young adult dreams fade to daily chores rainbows and optimism dissipate each passing year yet underneath the disappointments is something new a quiet grace, formed…

Damn the Butterflies

Damn the Butterflies   I aspire to write like Brooke and Tanya when I grow up! Brooke wrote her heart in response to some requests from readers and then seemed to apologize for it not being happy with butterflies as requested. Brooke’s piece moved me in ways I can’t even put in words. My mind…

Cyber Man

Cyber Man ~ Thanks to Diana at Myths of the Mirror, I was inspired to write another short story. Generally, I don’t like writing challenges and prompts. They feel forced and gimmicky to get blog traffic. But somehow, Diana’s creative choice of images, month-long time frame, and gentle offer inspire me to dig deep and…

Lover’s Lips

Lover’s Lips ~ her lips open wide soft tendrils teasing alluring charms on display inviting his fervent love sowing seeds of passion  primal urges satiated for new life to emerge the dance of creation ~

National Treasures

National Treasures ~ crystal clear waters soft clouds pass lush green mountains beautiful treasures ~ ~ Sadly our beautiful Buffalo River is being polluted by hog farms moving into the surrounding lands. Despite research showing the harm and voracious protests, the state has continued to grant permits for large scale hog farming. The Buffalo River…

Blue Bonnet Bliss

Blue Bonnet Bliss ~ fields of bluebonnets blossoms dancing in the sun acres of blue bliss  ~ I love these images from my friend Gayle with contrasting layers of color; bluebonnets, red indian paintbrush, green grass, yellow flowers, brown fields, and blue skies. Layers of goodness to warm my heart. One day, I’m going to…

Awesome Stories 391

This week Awesome Stories celebrates nature and creativity. Nature Inspired Spirits Debra Bernier creates nature-inspired sculptures that touch my soul. I love both her process and her creations. Debra works with driftwood found in her native Victoria, BC, Canada. Before doing any carving, she studies a piece to discover its story and essence. She fuses…

Tulip Parade

Tulip Parade ~ bright petals glowing a carousel of colors tulips on parade ~ The tulips are in full bloom around town. They’re a favorite for home and public gardens due to their brilliant colors and early blooms. Our downtown streets and square are filled with a parade of bright tulip blossoms announcing the arrival…

spring, poetry

Feeling the Fever

Feeling the Fever ~ dancing with color her canvas bursting with life feeling the fever ~ This painting by Vera Komnig really stirs my soul. It dances with color and vibrancy that leaps off the image and is appropriately called Spring Fever! You can explore more of Vera’s wonderful art on her website. Happy Spring…

cherry blossoms, spring

Downtown Delights

Downtown Delights ~ cherry buds bursting soft pink blossoms are glowing a dazzling sight ~   The cherry blossoms were in full bloom this week. Walking around our historic downtown square, I was in pure delight enjoying their delicate color and aroma. Multiple cherry trees at each corner of the square were in peak spring…