Soul Spaces 112 – Family and Gardens

Soul Spaces Family and Garden Goodness ~ azaleas in bloom squirrels practice acrobats butterflies dancing nature’s bounty on display nourishing body and soul ~   My mom and I thrive in the garden with flowers, bushes, plants, and birds to warm our hearts. I was happy to spruce up her yard as my way of…

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.…

Natural State

Natural State ~ moss covered rocks scraggy oak trees, limestone bluffs fresh running rivers some of my favorite things found in the natural state ~   The nickname for Arkansas is the Natural State due to its scenic beauty, abundant wildlife, forests, and clear rivers and lakes. The rugged Ozarks are filled with craggy limestone…

wonder, walking, poetry

Walking in Wonder

Walking in Wonder ~ water painting time layers of sandstone forming ancient sentinels protect the valley below guardians over lost dreams ~ I’ve seen many beautiful photos of Bryce Canyon National Park, but this one from a friend really caught my attention. I love the amazing sandstone formations that look like sentinels watching over the…

monsters, moss, imagination

Monsters in the Moss

Monsters in the Moss ~ monsters in the moss creatures lurking in the grass silken hideaways imagination run wild dreams to pass the time of day ~ I love the variety of colors, textures, and plants in this corner of the woods. Looking at the image later, I saw what appeared to be two creatures…

haunted dreams

Steampunk Dreams

Steampunk Dreams ~ machines belching smoke ominous haze fills the sky man imprints the land ancient bells sound the alarm steampunk dreams running rampant ~ If you don’t know, steampunk is a genre of science fiction that incorporates technology and design elements inspired by 19th-century steam-powered machinery. Looking at this image from Kirk, I heard…

Halloween, poetry, Tanka

Haunted Spells – #TankaTuesday

Haunted Spells ~ warlocks and witches possessed with potent powers casting magic charms if perchance you fall astray call the love inside to play ~ I had so much fun last week with Colleen’s weekly Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge that I decided to play along again. This week’s prompt is to write a poem using…

autumn, beauty, poetry

Autumn Glory

Autumn Glory Today, I offer a haiku and a tanka to celebrate the glories of autumn in the Rocky Mountains. ~ aspens glowing bright mountains ablaze with color  pathways to heaven ~ hiking the Rockies forest aflame with yellows evergreens contrast craggy mountains standing proud a rich tribute to autumn ~ Clearly, I’m missing the…

poetry, tanka

Come and Go #Tanka

Come and Go #Tanka ~ life is dynamic full of coming and going let’s embrace the flow accept the cycles with grace achieve peace and harmony ~ This is my contribution for Colleen’s weekly tanka Tuesday poetry challenge. Last week she prompted us to write a poem in tanka (or other) form on the topic of…