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…

nature, soul, Lee Creek

Soul Spaces 111- Nature

Soul Spaces 111 – Nature Nature has been my go-to place and way to nurture my soul ever since my 30s. During my early thirties, I was fortunate to have the time, money, and health to travel the country in a VW camper visiting National Parks. The two summers I spent hiking and camping in…

poetry, spring

Spring Fever

Spring Fever ~ great balls of satire fields filled with dirt and mire the flowers such a sorry sight weary to all but a sprite trees laden with mushy buds from spring rain and floods may the farce be with you calling spring fever to ensue ~

military budget

Is Might Right?

Is Might Right? ~ vile and vitriol are flowing poisoning the masses scoundrels with orange hair warmongers wearing suits the lines between parties are fuzzy clouding who is good and who is evil ~ Meanwhile, the real issues are buried beneath endless bickering, distraction, politics, and shenanigans. War has long been the priority in America…

spring, sing, poetry

Hello Sunshine

Hello Sunshine ~ fading frost and cold birds announce their sheer delight farewell to winter early flowers bursting forth marks the season of rebirth ~ This is my entry for Colleen’s latest #Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. The idea is to create a poem (in any form) using synonyms for the two words Spring and Sing.…

soul spaces, perfectionism

Soul Spaces 110

This week in Soul Spaces I’m letting go of perfectionism. Giving Up Perfection I have the perfect thing to give up for lent; perfection. It is a dream, goal, and illusion that haunts my every move. I have tortured myself for years in search of the perfect. The perfect partner, the perfect diet, the perfect…

Once Upon a Blue Moon

Once Upon a Blue Moon

Once Upon a Blue Moon I had so much fun the first time I decided to try another short story with this intriguing image. Here is my second story to go with Diana’s March Speculative Fiction Prompt. Enjoy! ~ Andrus had a swagger about him. One of the new breeds, he didn’t look like your…