THE DEAD SEA

The Dead Sea, Israel

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At first seeing the Dead Sea, my mother and moi were hesitant to walk into its muck but we did and even floated.

OFF THE CUFF WRITING

O lack of living things

Far from cold seas and snow capped mountains

Nothing to fear but your mucky mud

Likely to purify the skin, even the heart

Needing a strong shower to remove the debri

and feel rejuvenated – the dare accomplished!

HAIKU FROM A DEAR FRIEND

A Bing Image

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Kate and I have been corresponding  and sharing Haiku during this trying time.  So happy and humble to put the spotlight on her writing which is superb!

Sitting at the desk

Before a sunlit window

She writes of life, love

 

In quiet, she trust

She seeks His peace and comfort

Learning on His love

 

Trees sway in the breeze

Squirrels playing, birds dancing

To Spring melody

 

Fog hugs the wet earth

Lit by bright morning sunshine

After stormy night

 

My heart is thankful

For your Haiku and stories

For the lessons taught:

 

Choose God’s joy today

Look for goodness and blessings

My friend teaches love!

 

 

 

LET IT BE KNOWN!

A Vermont Road

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One day you will ask me which is more important?  My life or yours?  I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.”  –Kahlil Gibran

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Channel your courage

Unleash truth within your soul

Let your love be known

“Writing exudes happiness.” –yours truly

There is aliveness in writing.”  —Dani Shapiro

Who is the love of your life?

LIFE IS SO COLORFUL

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I don’t know about you, but I love color, it’s posted daily here with great emotion.  I can’t contain the joy of colors brimming with each season of the year.  Now that we are more homebound than before and yet unable to travel, this spring seems a good time to create spots of color all around the home; with accents of eclectic treasures from past adventures.

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Bellwether of home

Showing splashes of color

Loving where you live

Whether inside or outdoors, joy can be found in getting the most out of life by expressing a color sense of freedom and welcome…Do you agree?

“Once you really stop, clear the mental decks, and concentrate on the colors around you, I bet you’ll feel the colors of rooms in your home.  Your choices should make you give a happy sigh, maybe time for a new paint job.  Life is too short to not live it as colorfully as possible.” 

Stephen Orr, Better Homes & Gardens

 

CREATING DESIRES

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Since it is unlikely that summer travels will be advisable, like wishing to visit the desert in the Southwest, this image gives me an idea:  To create a desert experience on a corner of my patio with an arrangement of succulent plants.

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hardy desert daisies

succulent petals in rocky ground

full of prickly life

This summer let your creativity abound beyond physical locations…that’s what I plan to do.