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Blues — October 6, 2014


"On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea"

Sun on horizon
Peasant fisherman gather
Heightened tale of blues


© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2014

LOGO - Carpe Diem - October 2014 Anniversary


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The Tree October 5 2014 Writing Challenge — October 5, 2014

The Tree October 5 2014 Writing Challenge


The tree was gone

Roots and all

My asylum

My space

Where the proud maple stood

Now vacant

I turned my face

To the sun

No longer protected

By branches and broad leaves

Wings clipped

The swing lay abandoned


My little Ledge August 8 2014 — August 9, 2014

My little Ledge August 8 2014

Holding hands
August 08 2014

I was sitting on my little ledge…
A portal to the day’s end… trying to veg… and I could hear…
if I strained my ear…
Just as clear… as if snuggling near… the sounds of night.

The cricket’s song…
the murmuring bird… tucked in tight…for the night,
Fireflies dazzling, what a sight…
but the peace and stillness that calmed my soul…made me whole…was the feel of your hand in mine…entwined… as we stared into the night…delight.

Art: Heather

Transfiguration June 17 2014 — June 18, 2014
The World We Eye June 08 2014 — June 9, 2014
June 01 2014 PROMISING — June 2, 2014
June 01 2014 PROMISING — June 1, 2014
Scars April 04 2014 — April 5, 2014

Scars April 04 2014


One cannot travel through life devoid of scars.

Each nightly ritual reminds of stories past as you

Sluice away at the open wounds of the day.

I trace a silver line on the curve of my foot,

Conjuring up memories of hurried feet along train tracks,

The shortcut to home. Furtively listening for the train whistle

That would squeal on us, my brother and I hastened home.

In my haste, I stumbled on a broken beer bottle, flung negligently.

The gash was deep, he tore his shirt in strips and bound me safe.

I hobbled home. We laughed. My brother gave me the shirt off his back.

I retrace the silver line fondly.


Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake — March 26, 2014

Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake


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Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake ~ Annie's Cooking Lab

I spent last weekend enjoying some time on the west coast with my family. Whenever we get together there is sure to be an abundance of delicious food, and last weekend was no exception. There are a number of talented cooks in the family so a few weeks before our family gatherings we usually divvy up meals and cooking responsibilities and I’m always eager to help, especially when it comes to desserts and treats.

With egg stratas, mimosas, and fresh fruit already on the breakfast menu, I volunteered to take charge of the sweet component and made this Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake. The recipe can be mixed up quickly with just a spoon and whisk which was definitely a bonus for me since I was able to start working on it while part of the family was still sleeping. The sour cream keeps the cake moist and tender and…

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Sometimes Life is Nothing But Hard March 15, 2014 — March 15, 2014

Sometimes Life is Nothing But Hard March 15, 2014


Sometimes it seems life is nothing but hard.

We battle our way,

Not always bravely~ through the days,

No end to issues that fray our mind.

Crippled, diminished, overwhelmingly maligned.


Like knitting unraveling where we’ve dropped a stitch,

So easy to toss, refusing to admit~ defeat.

Sagely we just keep following the pattern,

hoping it will look like the gift to others we envisioned

when we picked it.


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