The Dead Sea, Israel
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!
A Bing Image
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!
GOOD ASCENSION SUNDAY AFFIRMATION
I remember well the stone chapel at Bethany near Jerusalem. The disciples were stunned as Jesus ascended into the cloud to His Father. We are promised to ascend to Christ one day.
The raising of hearts
A sweet foretaste of heaven
Feast of joyful hope
…Christ helps us glide into glory…
A Vermont Road
“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
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?
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.
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
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.
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.