Element of Metal– metal sculpture of a loving embrace with nature at Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton, Alberta.
“The way that light hits objects…is one of the more important things that sculpture and photography share.” ( Rashid Johnson)
Element of Fiery Sky meets Water – fiery sunrise, Kauai, Hawaii
Elements of Wood and Fire Meet– the power of fire to consume wood- a local brush fire that was luckily contained quickly.
Element of Water Meets Earth– the power of ages of erosion slowly changing the landscape of Hawaii.
“Water is the driver of nature.” (Leonardo da Vinci)
Sun’s hypnotic glance
Masking a spirited dance
Waves sway with the glitter
Senses warming to the tune
Spellbound in delight
Frigid winds surround me
Yet I am undeterred
To watch and wait
Filled with serenity
Drifting in and out
To find a song
Layering my life
Passioned by reds
Patrick’s Challenge: Red
“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” (Buddha)
Things gone wrong
Guilt outliving the event
Inner voice persecutes
Until an understanding voice
It was never your fault
You were only reacting
Like a caged bird
Forced to sing
For your life
Day and night
Beginnings and endings
Dreams roaming free
Energy membrane glows
Thoughts and action
In universal flow of time Victoria Day weekend Time stood still Suddenly earthly life ended For rock of family
Over a decade has passed Connection remains
Her love of photography Carries on in me https://onewomansquest.org/2019/04/22/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-45-anniversary/ https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2019/04/23/tuesday-photo-challenge-connections/
Aboriginal sculpture in Canadian Museum of History, Ottawa, Canada.
Aboriginal paintings at Science North, Sudbury, Ontario.
Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Creativity
Baby rock pigeon. Waiting for other one to hatch.
Mama went away for a few minutes and it gave me the chance to take this photo.
Since the egg is an ancient symbol for new life, Happy Easter.
“If you want to know the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla.
Quest for insight into numeric universe
Manifests entanglement of patterns
Subtle influences string together
Shaping one’s destiny
Coincidence or vibrational alignment
Hinting of hidden forces
Ones and threes follow me
Trying to get my attention
Three challenges on my lifepath
Still holding true
V.J.’s Challenge: Numerology
Meet Speckle. A female rock pigeon that was scoping my balcony to make a nest.
Here’s her first egg in my flower pot.
Seclusion from the huge ravens looking for a tasty treat.
Then there was two.
The male stands on guard shooing other pigeons away. They take turns warming the two eggs. We still have a snow-covered landscape, but new life has started.
Unexpected darkness descends
Covering personal landscape
Shadowing real time
Whisked into portal of instability
Spinal canals narrowed
Pain body electrifies
Day turns into eternal
night Matrix warping senses
Farewell to old ways Walking brings no pleasure
Only time will tell
V. J.’s Challenge: Farewell
Patrick’s Challenge: Night
*My story…recently diagnosed with degenerative disc disease. I was getting tingling sensations in the lower back and simple bending/lifting would cause a lot of strain and some pain. A heating pad, some Advil and I was ready to tackle the world, but then things suddenly changed for the worse.
Well, in February, it was the shoveling of wet, heavy snow that did me in. The pain bubble absorbed my daily activities. I got my MRI results a week later, too late to stop me from doing this strenuous activity, that would severely affect my lower back and quality of life.
I’ve turned to an alternative, herbal solution and it’s slowly starting to take effect. After weeks of agonizing pain, it brought back hope. The wonders of CBD oil.
Polished By hands of time
Once free rolling
With life’s pressures
V. J.’s Challenge: Polish
Frank’s Challenge: Rock
Survivor of Stalin and Hitler
Buried behind intense eyes
Lucky to be alive
Ship of freedom
Called his name
Hard work his destiny
Man of few words
Man who rarely smiled
Father who carried me through life
Father I barely knew
*(Yes, that’s me with my older brother and mother. There was only one other sibling to come after this photo. Don’t have a clue why everyone is dressed so fancy. )
V. J.’s Challenge: Things My Father Said
“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.”
K’lee’s Challenge: In the Realm of the Otherworldly
Pondering unanswerable questions
Stitched in the fabric of time
Seeking elusive answer
To the mystery of life
Encountering a ‘language
That you don’t hear with your ears’
In the quiet moments
When the senses are stilled
A deeper knowing unfolds
In the ocean within
As long as the sun still rises
The unknowable is the way it must be
‘Not a problem to be solved
But a reality to experience’
*(Thank-you to Frank Herbert’s words for inspiring my poetry.)
Patrick’s Challenge: Sunrise
V. J.’s Challenge: Unanswerable
Frank’s Challenge: Sunrise
V.J. has asked us to reflect on the meaning of our blog name.
“Stuff and what if…” came out of the blue. The word ‘stuff’ applies to all material things in our lives, as well as old thoughts…
“What if…” leads to exploration of curiosity, creativity and imagination that can be a changing force in our lives.
In a dream
Presented with a choice
Stop to look back
All my stuff appears upriver
Material things left behind
Old memories that hinder
People who scarred happiness
Flow in front of me
Inner child laughs with glee
Dipping toes into the river
Patrick’s Challenge: Upriver
Smudged by negative
entanglement Veiled hindrance
Following seasons of aging
Vibrating in a string of hope
story Destiny takes a turn
V.J.’s Challenge: Story
Patrick’s Challenge: Entangled
“Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us. We need hours of aimless wandering or spates of time sitting on park benches, observing the mysterious world of ants and the canopy of treetops.”
“Seated here in contemplations lost, my thoughts discover vaster spaces beyond, supernal silence and unfathomed peace”
Cee’s B&W Challenge: Isolated Objects
Rough and wrinkled
Story always growing
Frank’s Challenge: Surface
Winter of constraint Slowly dissipates
Beast starts to purr
Under sunlit skies
Dancing to a textured tune
Out of the blue
Warming the heart
(This photo threw me for a loop when I saw the shadow-shape of a figure in the snow above the exposed, heart-shaped rocks.)
V.J.’s Challenge: Wild Card (Own choice of word (winter) repeated from prior posts)
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
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than one seeks.”
“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
fences Icicles of the mind
for floating dreams Reaching That wander freely
Weaving magical intention
That dares not evaporate
V. J.’s Challenge: Reaching
Patrick’s Challenge: Fences
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
V.J’s Challenge: Upside-Down
“There is a immeasurable distance between late and too late.”
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)
Eyes of insight
Ether opens veil
Whispers of upheaval written
Crisp clarity of events shifting
Hidden in dark patterns of history
Colleen’s Challenge: Cold & Storm (Synonyms Only)
“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” (
Intertwine with feelings
Attach to moments
Dancing with inner light
Vibrating with energy
All in the stillness
Of creative thought
V.J.`s Challenge: Stillness
Patrick`s Challenge: Words
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change ”
(Dr. Wayne Dyer)
“What you see depends not only on what you look AT, but also on where you look FROM.”
“Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. “
don’t take a photograph. You make it.” (Ansel Adams)
I definitely worked on
making this final image. Went out a few days ago in frigid weather and my camera froze on me after I took a photo of this pyramid structure at a local park.
As I was doing some basic editing, some trees and other distracting elements disappeared from the background. I was inspired by a comment my daughter made, “Just try and see if you can do it. ”
Cee’s Challenge: Unusual Perspective
Captive of nature’s chill
Illuminates dark surroundings
Transforming once mundane patterns
Into new perspective
Circling in time
Colleen’s Challenge: Mystery & Attract (Synonyms Only)
Destiny and a thirty-year old wish brought me to this heart-warming scene, accentuated by a snow-covered blanket. (Athabasca River, Alberta)
Taught in days of innocence
When I dreamed with the clouds
That striving for a specific destination
Was the recipe for success
Happiness escaped the equation
Life’s multi-textured blanket
Rubbed me the wrong way
More rough spots than comfort
Shining light of future expectations
Drew in looming, dark shadows
And the storms rolled in
Life became a survival game
Moments cried out for heart-felt alternative
Change of direction into the unknown
Yearning to find peace, embracing my birthright
One shining star showed me the way
“Happiness is your birthright. Live it!
(Harbhajan Singh Yogi)
Patrick’s Challenge: Blanket
V.J.’s Challenge: Destination
It’s that time of year
Cheesecake and a glass of wine
Good cheer with loved one
Creative spark still blooming
Colleen’s Challenge: Begin & Fresh (Synonyms Only)
V.J.’s Challenge: Windows
Of gentle breezes
Lacy, soft waves
Lapping curious toes
Cooling hot sands underfoot
Washing away winter worries
Delighting the senses
Moments of yesteryear
Frank’s Challenge: Gentle
Covered with seasonal blanket
Order in disorder
No need to sweep
And keep it tidy
Observe its changes
And ever-changing presence
Winter lays a new blanket
Covering autumn’s splendor
A gift of crystallized gems lay in wait.
Frank’s Challenge: Floor
“Light precedes every transition. Whether at the end of a tunnel, through a crack in the door or the flash of an idea, it is always there, heralding a new beginning.” (Teresa Tsalaky)
Memories of transitions
Come and go
New year sets the stage
Change of perspective
Finding the magic
Passions still alive
As the winds of change
Flux and flow
All these photos were taken in 2019. The one just above (representing my passion for writing and photography) peaked my curiosity. I was holding a pen and the sunlight white-washed my hand. In post processing, lines appeared like writing paper. So weird! So I wrote a few words on it. The magic of photography!
“A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you’re in and take advantage of it.” (Nikki Giovanni)
V.J.’s Challenge: Transition
A few winters ago, I documented my daughter building a quinzee or snow hut. The sun took the edge off the chilling temperature and dappled the snow beautifully.
She shoveled a pile of snow and then molded it into this shape.
Then time to dig out the interior so she could fit inside.
I gave her the camera and she took this photo. A warm, little cave.
Frank’s Challenge: Cold and Warm
Three faces of the same scene.
“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.”
– Jon Kabat-Zinn
Lens Artists: Reflections
Alone and waiting
In the fluid stillness
Of forever moment
I close my eyes
And still hear
The sun dancing
As waters flow
Into the future
Patrick’s Challenge: Stillness
After days of grey
In spirit of change
Textured morning sky
Welcomes sun’s presence
Dissolving cloud cover
Into a recipe
For brighter days
V. J.’s Challenge: Recipe
Patrick’s Challenge: Texture
The reeds enhance the look of this boulder sitting on the shoreline of a lake.
The artistry of nature revealed in ever-changing ripples around these rocks.
This so reminded me of a turtle on the edge of a beach. The lake foam really adds interest to this photo.
Hawaiian family of rocks playing in the waves. I added selective coloring to the highlights in this b/w image.
Cee’s Challenge: Rocks, Boulders and Stones
to my self-discovery was embarking on a journey of creative challenge . It began with many baby intent and much frustration. I’m still crossing the bridge to materializing my vision for a photograph, but I’m pursuing the goal with joyous curiosity, learning the fine touches of digital art. Two years ago, I didn’t even have a clue how to crop an image. The above photo is a combination of using a filter and split tones. steps
Creative blueprint evolved in youth
Set aside for adult responsibilities
Shift occurs in retirement years
Steps taken to find joy With deep
intent Creative spark re-emerges
Challenge accepted Thrill of exploration
Leads to new beginnings
V. J.’s Challenge: Intent
Frank’s Challenge: Challenge
Patrick’s Challenge: Steps
Glowing in warming sunlight
Fleeting moment out of time
Waiting for next storm to rise
Colleen’s Challenge: Poet’s Choice
Frank’s Challenge: Tranquil
K’lee’s theme of “ Unusual Tones or Textures” brought out my playful side and the love of playing with colors.
“The art of photography is all about directing the attention of the viewer.”
K’Lee and Dale’s Challenge: Unusual Tones or Textures
“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.”
“Sleeping and water are lifesavers – that’s true beauty right there.”
“Cross the meadow and the stream and listen as the peaceful water brings peace upon your soul.”
Lens Artists: Happiness is…
In imaginary glow
Waiting for sunlight
Lost in a wintry refuge
Detached from chilling forces
Colleen’s Challenge: Cold & Safe (Synonyms Only)
Dreaming for forty winters
Heart keeping wish pocketed
Waiting for contact
Surprising events evolve
Heart war med by arrival of un-lived wish
Joyous encounter on sands of time
V.J.’s Challenge: Un-lived Lives
Frank’s Challenge: Contact
Once hand-made from imagination
Novice attempt many moons ago
Learning curve reject
Transformed to basic elements
New skills in tow
Ghostly image arises
From skeleton of the past
Creative eye pleased
Patrick’s Challenge: Handmade
First breath births wonder
Symbols of life force
Drifting in moments of time
Colleen’s Challenge: Celebrate & Number (Synonyms Only)
The beauty of garlic with floral accents. This was a new sight for me. They even had wreaths made out of garlic.
I went to see these beautiful dancers. Here they are posed and waiting for the music to start.
This gentleman in deep in concentration getting focused to accompany the choir behind him.
These children are getting ready to do their part in the celebration of the Ukrainian culture in Sudbury, Ontario.
This fellow surprised me, popping out of the pavement.
Frank’s Challenge: Memories
Detour in life of fluctuating moments
Calling one to
bend or stagnate Divergent thinking flowing
Deviation from the norm Recreating oneself
Salvaging what is treasured
Walking alone, but never alone
Finding a new way
To be in the world
V.J.’s Challenge: Deviation
Patrick’s Challenge: Bend
Open door looking into a re-creation of tea rooms of old.
Doorway through a fence, looking out onto a farmland, winter scene.
Back door of a barn open to an empty field.
Lens Artists: Doors and Doorways
Perusing the view Lone figure stands mesmerized
Absorbing delightful scene Mind on edge between two worlds
Colleen’s Challenge: Pleasant & Read (Synonyms Only)
Such a beautiful, husky threesome. They were at the back of a truck when I took this shot.
Threesome peacefully feeding at a local farm.
One of many three-petaled parts to a plant of unknown name.
*(I treated each monochrome photo with the same “dream smoothing” filter, just for fun.)
Frank’s Challenge: Trio
“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.”
This monochrome of the first image has a magical light radiating from the cloud.
“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.”
Lens Artists: Magical Light
Storm of the past
Still ripples to the shoreline
Echoing memory of a dark story
When a black-hearted antagonist
With a hidden agenda
Usurped child’s right to happiness
With no remorse
To haunting memories
Pain-body cries out
Bleeding into present moments
Praying for healing
Having sacrificed too much
In one lifetime
*(May healing and happiness find you one day, M.)
VJ’s Challenge: Sacrifice
Contemplating grey skies Dreaming of blue ones
That once carried my
dreams Now the thorns of winter
Take residence in my heart
But I will not be undone
For shimmering warmth
Will surely one day come
For now I will play with
reality And allow my imagination to soar
K’lee and Dale’s Challenge: From Dreams to Reality
Patrick’s Challenge: Contemplation
Alarmed by the scene
Solemn moment unfolding Consequences
feared Angel of darkness hovers
Fateful meeting of many
Since I was late in posting for Colleen’s challenge and Halloween has ended, I decided to reflect on a scary event in life when one have no control over the fateful moment. This photo was taken off my balcony a few months ago. Just to let you know that the pedestrian that was hit by a vehicle ended up with minor injuries.
Colleen’s Challenge: Afraid & Grave (Synonyms Only)
A few years ago, my two daughters and I hit icy road conditions on our day trip from Edmonton to Jasper, Alberta. It started out as a sunny day, but the weather deteriorated as we headed deeper into the mountains.
This is one of the sites we came to see. The semi-frozen caverns of Athabasca Falls.
Frank’s Challenge: Slippery
Slowly peeling away layers
Of hidden intent
Shadow reveals itself
Veiled behind rugged charm
Destroying innocent dreams
Until life force sings again
Even in the darkest of days
V.J. has asked us to investigate the “paranormal” in her Halloween theme. The above photo shows a spooky shadow lurking in the background. Also, a portal of light appeared as I darkened this photo.
‘The eye is always caught by light, but shadows have more to say.’ (Gregory Maguire)
V.J.’s Challenge: Veil
Patrick’s Challenge: Rugged
A few years ago, I encountered this unusual sight at a Fall fair.
Creepy Halloween driver.
License plate to match.
On a lighter note, when I came upon this one, I almost thought it was real for a second. 🙂
Frank’s Challenge: Surprise
Two photos of the Vermilion River, Capreol, Ontario. This was my childhood playground. Many fond memories.
Senses melding with never-ending flow
Conscious thought streams to nowhere
Following river’s current
Flowing to timeless somewhere
I was here before
V.J.’s Challenge: River
Watching and waiting
Spectral light reveals doorway
To cursed entities
Telling stories through their eyes
Amulet moans to be found
Colleen’s Challenge: Haunt & Spell (Synonyms Only)
Still warm in sleep’s arms
Dreams of tools gone run amok
Haunting scream shatters window
K’lee and Dale’s Challenge: Shadows, Shapes & Silhouettes
Autumn is almost gone
The yellows still hang on
Winter has shown its chilly face
So as long as I feel the sun
My heart will not be undone
By winter’s fury
*This was taken a few weeks ago when the reds were still in bloom.
Frank’s Challenge: Reflection
Spectral glimpse of primal fears Dark
cavity chills Childhood
nightmares erupting Into seasonal whimsy
Colleen’s Challenge: Ghost & Hollow (Synonyms Only)
Pastel patterns of habit
Collide with vivid dream-wishes
Given gift of time
V.J.’s Challenge: Distance
Patrick’s Challenge: Pastel
On a recent road trip to capture fall colors, a plane did a low-fly over the scene. Almost forgot that we were close to the airport, but I was ready for the unexpected change.
Took a few steps forward and refocused. Caught the ever-changing beauty of lapping waves.
A closer look at the pebbles with incoming wave lines. Used ‘dream smoothing’ in Gimp to enhance the image.
Lens Artists: Changing and/or Changeable
Heart wrapped with memories
Gentle soul departed
White shadow follows
Waiting for day of reunion
Love never dies
Patrick’s Challenge: Love
Speckles of magic
flushing with fall’s embrace Engaging
pigments Dancing towards winter’s chill
Prophetic ending certain
Colleen’s Challenge: Color & Creepy (Synonyms Only)
Gathering of fall’s harvest
Revives scents of yesteryear
Flavors of heritage
Slipping into present moments
Cabbage rolls and perogies
Wafting into memories of mother
A lover of gardens
A gentle soul
A survivor of war’s evils
Calling Canada home
Still hearing her voice
Thankful for freedom’s blessings
V.J.’s Challenge: Gathering
Nearby lake that I try to visit at least a few times a year. It never disappoints.(Sudbury, Ontario)
K’lee and Dale’s Challenge: The Blues & the Golds
Heart seeks revelations
Acceptance is transformation
Shining with healing glow
*This heart-shaped rock was an interesting find a few years ago.
Colleen’s Challenge: Poet’s Choice-Heart & Darkness
Attention flavored with intention
Creative eye enticed
Blade of grass, waving in the wind
Fixing gaze, yet vigilant of surroundings
Selective focal point
Mindful of moment’s gift
V.J.’s Challenge: Attention
“Learn to see things backwards, inside out and upside-down.”
K’lee and Dale’s Challenge: Upside-Down!
Frank at ‘Dutch Goes The Photo’ has asked us to
Go Big. All my senses were on fire standing in front of the vastness of the Pacific Ocean.
“Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.”
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”
Frank’s Challenge: Go Big
Architectural curves seen while looking up. (Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa, Canada.)
Strong, abstract lines on a ceiling, next to a glass wall, in Ottawa.
My favorite look-up trees.
Lens Artists: Look Up
Winding road before the descent.
Curve where beach meets water.
Floating circles of lily pads.
Cee’s Challenge: Circles & Curves
Spilling over with radiance
Seeking to warm the soul Transformation
Colleen’s Challenge: Fall & Try (Synonyms Only)
Sudbury is known as the municipality with most lakes in Canada; home to 330 in the area. Some of the lakes nearby have a view of Inco’s Superstack, the tallest mining chimney in the Western Hemisphere.
Another view of the big chimney from Lake Ramsey, just outside the core of the city. You can see it standing with its new babies that will replace it eventually, due to new environmental regulations.
Now, this is my type of pristine view. It’s located just outside of Capreol, a short drive from Sudbury, where I resided for a goodly stretch of my life.
This has been my new home for just over two years. I tried to get a residence right by the water, but no such luck. At least I do have the good fortune of being able to visit the wonders of a lake view anytime.
One lake is five minutes away. I can glimpse a piece of it while I’m sitting on my balcony.
I look at my world and I am pleased! 🙂
Frank’s Challenge: Our World
Foursome standing united
Glowing strength in the evening sky
Watching distant shores
Limbs of time ever-changing
Cyclical affirmation of life force
Patrick’s Challenge: Limbs
Through the twists and turns of life
Soul’s gift to self
of all actions Baseline Strength in doing what’s right
Overpowering shadows of past mistakes
A watchful sentinel
A warrior for all that is good in humanity
Even when storm waves surge
“Character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking.” (J.C . Watts)
V.J.’s Challenge: Baseline
There are many paths we take in life, but flying over Kauai, Hawaii last year, impressed my senses beyond belief. The feel of being in a helicopter is like experiencing a slow-motion journey comparable to that of a bird’s flight.
Here’s our ride arriving. Feeling excited and nervous at the same time.
ready for lift-off. Calming voice of the pilot settles the nerves.
action. The butterflies slowly calm down and I start to enjoy the feeling of the floating sensation. Dipping close to the hills mesmerized me.
Following the path of a river through the interior.
Wow! This photo doesn’t do justice to view of the coastline. I had a fantasy of landing on one of the secluded beaches and having a picnic with a glass of wine. Would have been wonderful!
Heading back to the airport following the path of the road below. This was the only waterfall image to survive window glare.
Memories of taking the leap and being ready to try something new.
Lens Artists Challenge: Path
Nancy’s Challenge: Ready, set, action!
Passion of life force
Sparks of light illuminate
Blooming arousal Thoughts collide with memories
Scent of now evaporates
Colleen’s Challenge: Vigor & Energy (Synonyms Only)
Tree that keeps giving.
Romancing the ocean waves.
Blooming, shade tree.
Cee’s B&W Challenge: Trees
Play of light and dark
Transforming my path
Shaded symphony of colors
Dancing to the cool breeze
Embracing silent artistry
Frank’s Challenge: Light and Dark
V.J.’s Challenge: Shadows
Pointing the way
Sentinel of future
Flirting with possibilities
Shaping daily intent Longing
Colleen’s Challenge: Plan & Finish (Synonyms Only)
Choices made without a map
Expectations ingrained of future success and happiness
Blind to destiny’s hand
Igniting the embers
Smoke slowly overwhelms
Red flags wave in random moments
Unheeded by innocent eyes
Reactive mind shuts down
Enduring the backdraft
Unable to control the surging waves
Until the courage to fight fire with fire emerges
Willing to lose all
To rise from the ashes
Isn’t it ironic! To lose is to win.
V.J. ‘s Challenge: Irony
Patrick’s Challenge: Fire
story Glue that holds one together
True self searching for meaning
Only found in the moment
“““ Creative spirit
Foundation of all that comes Witnesses the joy
Soaring one to greater heights
Red tide turns to crystal blue
Colleen’s Challenge: Poet’s Choice of Words-Foundation & Story
V.J.’s Challenge: Foundation
My backyard is a cityscape now, but here are a few photo memories of what use to be.
A toast to summers gone by
A light breeze blowing and a glass of wine
This fellow watches me, then scoots away
…and oh how I miss those bleeding hearts
Good-bye to those lazy, summer days
When rainbows shone bright
Frank’s Challenge: Backyard