Singing the Blues

Cee’s theme is to share one’s favorite color.

Winter has been nasty this year and I’m singing the blues, but I did enjoy the chance to capture these blues in other years.


Now to share some summer blues and ease my cabin fever. Looking up!


Posted in Nature, Photography | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Winter’s Fury

Landscape transformed

By winter’s fury

Ice storm lays heavy

On human activity

Plans on hold

Time to go within

Balance shifts

To inner life


V.J.’s Challenge: Balance


Posted in Photography, Poetry | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments


“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than one seeks.”

(John Muir)


“Nature often holds up a mirror so we can see more clearly the ongoing processes of growth, renewal and transformation in our lives”



Frank’s Challenge: Growth

Posted in Nature, Photography | Tagged , , | 14 Comments



Dissolving old fences 

Icicles of the mind

Reaching for floating dreams

That wander freely

Weaving magical intention

That dares not evaporate


V. J.’s Challenge: Reaching

Patrick’s Challenge: Fences


Posted in Nature, Photography, Poetry | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Playing with Imperfection

Frank  has posed an interesting idea of looking at a photograph with imperfections and seeing it with a different perspective. 

The above photo was relegated to my mistake file and I dismissed it until now.

A bit of digital play and I have a psychedelic image that is curiously inviting.


Intense, winter cold

Hampering creative journey

Photography on hold

Feeding on old images

Desires turned upside-down

Vision colored by grey skies

Boredom sets in

Awaiting spring


V.J’s Challenge: Upside-Down


Posted in Nature, Photography, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , | 18 Comments

In the Distance

“There is a immeasurable distance between late and too late.” 

(Og Mandino)


Visiting both the above distances came late in life, but I’m happy not too late.  Both happened in my 60’s, one year apart;  the Rockies first and then Hawaii. I hadn’t experienced the Rockies since my late teens and had always dreamed of being in Hawaii one day. 

It’s interesting how, when life slows down with age, surprising things can still happen. 


Cee’s Challenge: In the Distance (B&W)


Posted in monochrome, Nature, Photography | Tagged , , | 15 Comments

Lone Star


Lone star


Eyes of insight

Ether opens veil

Channeling images

Civilization forewarned

Whispers of upheaval written

Crisp clarity of events shifting

Hidden in dark patterns of history


Colleen’s Challenge: Cold & Storm (Synonyms Only)

Posted in Photography, Poetry | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments