at 4:30

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in my backyard oaks on either side
look east . say hello to the rising moon
turn west . say hello to the setting sun
breath in the magic of this moment


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mid week



sun shining . shadows play . rooted in life . light as air

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plant nestled in a modern wooden home inviting me to bask in the elements of this day


shining delivery


by my mailbox
stands a winter bush
dressed in vivid red leaves
like a flag waving under the sun



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inside were
artistic surprises
from special blog friends
under the same sun so far away

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I see

withered branches . intertwined

resting on an old ladder . rusted and chipped



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black white ladder

I think

remain strong . connected

although weathered . continue climbing


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afternoon

never become so rushed
that sweetness on a sunlit window sill
does not cause you to linger

still life

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complete

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in bloom & at rest
paper whites final bow
with sunshine and shadow
a marvel of bright textures
among wilted petals








playing for keeps

I snapped my shoes and encouragement for this challenge at Shutter Sisters
then other random thoughts flooded my mind

ok...

keep focused

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keep together

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keep loving

keep loving

keep embracing change

embrace the weather


keep shining

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care to add a few more?

from the window


soft raindrops . deep roots . rich leaves
peaceful . reassurance . strength . purpose .

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twenty two

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look inside

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reflections on a daughter
her light filled with books & music
with windows thrown wide open to love & life
while shadows softly outline creativity & compassion

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happy bright and shining birthday Laura

a bird lesson

ruffeled

ruffled feathers in the breeze

or

perch quietly in the sunlight

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wood and strings

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my work is
making music with the future
singing every day with small children
simple melodies flow from wood and string
my heart is full as they share their joyful spirits
the rest of me at days end? weary would describe it!


a few

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