Fragrant

a little girl smelling a big red rose

I wish that life should not be cheap, but sacred. I wish the days to be as centuries, loaded, fragrant. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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Morning Haiku #2

Liza Jolie Garden We will love you always sweet girl.

Liza Jolie Garden
We will love you always sweet girl.

Rose finch ornaments
Caterpillar seeds swaying
Aspen trees in spring

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Sunrise Sitting at Sixty

Today I am celebrating turning sixty.

Sixty at Sunrise

Laurie M. Hawley (April 16, 1954 – Just Beginning)

Aspens are my favorite trees. I think this poem written by Thomas Moore is exquisite.

And the wind full of wantonness
Woos like a lover
The young Aspen trees
Till they tremble all over.
(Thomas Moore)

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Morning Haiku

Beetle

Clear and cloudless sky
With no distraction above
I spot the beetle

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Take a Shot

Hockey Shot

You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take. (Wayne Gretzky)

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Branches Beckoning

Outstretched fingers

Branches beckoning in the breeze
Their outstretched fingers
Eager to catch each drop of rain as it falls

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Playing with What Ifs

My first video reposted! Here’s a simple tool for igniting your creative spark or breaking through blocks.

I love rewatching this video because it is the only one in which Liza Jolie was my co-star. Actually, she’s the only star in this video; I think she stole the show.

Lizie passed away almost eleven months ago. I still miss her so.

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Morning Observations: Geese

Snow Geese in Flight at Sunset

Monday: A sole goose flying overhead honking frantically; to hear her created angst in me.

Tuesday: A sole goose flying overhead greeting the morning with an occasional honk.

Wednesday: A sole goose flying overhead calmly, gracefully, silently.

How I long to know what each of those geese were thinking.

Sun Blooming in a Tree

Sun Blooming in a Tree

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Clouds at Sunrise: A Metaphor for Life

Clouds 1

Clouds to the West at sunrise

Clouds 2

 What a big difference a few seconds make.

How is this a metaphor for your life?

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The Life That Is Waiting For Us

Coiled Green Snake

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. (Joseph Campbell)

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