Category Archives: nature

Corvid

You perch in silhouette on overhead power lines, a black bird cutout from the gray-mottled clouds. I’ve read that you recognize faces, and can distinguish the friendly from the ill-willed. I’ve read that you can even pass that specific discernment … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday 11.6.19

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autumn wind

  brisk October breeze chapped leaves rustle in complaint summer blows away

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Wordless Wednesday: Wild Carrot

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Back of things

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Lost and Found

The spider works quickly to get the larger insect wrapped within its web. The insect doesn’t struggle; it may be dead. But the web is in tatters and shakes violently every time the spider moves. I watch the action, hoping … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday 5.08.19

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Wordless Wednesday 5.1.19

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Spring Awakes

Day 25 of NaPoWriMo. Today’s Prompt: Taking a cue from John Keats’ poem, “To Autumn,” write a poem that (a.) is specific to a season; (b.) uses imagery that relates to all five senses; (c.) includes a rhetorical question, like … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday 4.24.19

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The Way of the Whale

NaPoWriMo, Day 23. The prompt: Write a poem about an animal. Tell me again about the whales, Great-gran; did you ever see one? Yes, child, I have seen them, but only from afar. Even at a great distance, it must … Continue reading

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