Breathtaking

Today’s RDP is Breathtaking.  This is the view from one of the hikes I took this past weekend.  It was my first overnight camp in my van, and as a shakedown cruise, it went pretty well.  I figured out what worked as anticipated and what could use improvement. And of course, there are always new […]

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Spring Snow

The weather folks were right this time, and yesterday’s rain turned to snow overnight.  We got about 4 inches.  The roads are mostly clear, as the retained heat melts the snow on contact.  It’s a different story for the plants. Leafed out trees bow low, and I’m sure there will be some broken limbs from […]

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Blustery

Today’s prompt is Blustery, and it is. Thirty five degrees F (2C), spitting a mix of rain and snow with some wind.  Not unheard of for this time of year, and on the cold side.  And yet, the plants keep blooming.  These columbine in our garden are particularly beautiful this year. Perhaps that is one […]

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Strange Looks

Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Eyebrow.  I chose it in response to some recent sightings of what appeared to be very curious stenciled eyebrows.   At the fabric store, the clerk cutting my material had brows that were at least 3 times the usual size painted across her brow and forehead. I’ve seen these a […]

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Arboretum Benches

I had something else in mind for today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Bench, and then life, with its attendant adjustments of time and commitments intervened.  Instead, I’ll give you the photos I took yesterday while walking through the small arboretum near my home.  A fine variety of benches, for resting, art, eating, visiting or simply […]

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Lucy, Snake Hunter.

This is a rerun in honor of today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Snake. It was originally published March 2018. It’s a little hard for me to believe that Lucy has been gone for 8 months now.  Her presence is still strong in our hearts. .Hello again, its me, Lucy One White. Today, I’m going to […]

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A New Favorite

As I’ve briefly mentioned before, I bought a van for traveling.  The young couple who originally owned it had lived in it full time for over a year and had built it to suit their needs.  There were good bones, and it didn’t completely suit my purposes. Weather and time permitting, I’ve been working on […]

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Morning Birds

Meadowlark phoebe Redwing red breast hawk duck goose Morning song delights.   It’s been a very busy stretch recently, and I have made a lot of compromises between desires and commitments. I have worked hard to get at least a bit of exercise each days.  These early spring mornings, it’s a delight to be out […]

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nesting

Early spring morning Tiny island tiny pond Nesting pair prepares. Very busy birds in this patch of open space this morning. As I first ran by, these ducks were hunkered down. When I stopped to take their photo, they arose and soon were swimming.  I didn’t see a nest, but I suspect it’s nearby. For […]

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Cruel?

In The Wasteland, T.S. Eliot famously stated that April is the cruelest month.  That is of course, a matter of opinion and experience. Concerning the weather, it seems true this week.  Monday was pleasant and Tuesday was pushing towards hot, with a high above 80. The kids were out in shorts and sandals, it was […]

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BOMB CYCLONE

A month ago, I hadn’t heard this term.  When I first heard it, I thought “over dramatizing again”.  Now we’ve had two in the past month. A bomb cyclone is a weather phenomenon, defined by a very rapid drop it atmospheric pressure; falling more than 24 millibars in less than 24 hours. Warm and cold […]

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Washing Up

From the time I went off to college until I bought my house some 14 years later, I was a user of laundromats. No just tossing a load in the washer while I did something else, a convenience I now enjoy. However, for efficiency of time, the laundromat was great.  I’d go in at 6 […]

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Cast Off

Finally healed Bones reconnected rebuilt Prepare for cast off.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Cast off.  

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live with

Abandon not hope But that which interrupts your Connection with life.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Abandon.

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Summer’s Hope

Someone I knew once commented that gardeners are optimists, looking ahead to possibility and planning for growth and a future reward. As I gardener, I do recognize this in myself, and the excitement that comes as seeds are purchased and started for the upcoming season.  I started my tomato seeds last weekend, under lights and […]

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RDP Friday: HOPE

Once again, it’s Friday, and my turn to post a prompt.  Today’s prompt is HOPE. Take your inspiration from hope, and share your creation, written or otherwise with us via pingback. Thanks for following and I hope you have fun!

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RDP Friday: AVALANCHE

Hello again, Ragtaggers. It’s Friday and today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is AVALANCHE. It’s the snowy time of year here in Colorado, and with that comes avalanches. This is one of many phone taken videos of it crossing a major mountain highway last weekend. Fortunately, no one was injured.  Have fun with avalanche and share your…

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RDP Friday: MARCH

Hello Ragtag followers. Its Friday, I’m back online after my travels and the word I have for your today is MARCH.  March is another of those words with many usages, and I invite you to use it anyway you like, and please share your creation with us using a pingback.  Thanks!

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RDP Friday: FISH

Friday greetings to you all.  Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is FISH. Another on of those words that is both a noun and a verb.  Take your inspiration from fish, and share your creative results with us, either via pingback or posting a link in the comments below. Thanks!

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That Time of the Year.

Polished clean ice Frostless and smooth skaters fly Across and above.   For yesterday’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of frosted and today’s of Flight. The US national championships in figure skating are finishing today.  There have been some remarkable performances, and this link is to the winning pairs program by Ashley Cain and Tim LeDuc;  Enjoy.

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RDP Friday: FORECAST

It’s Friday, Ragtag followers, what’s coming up for you this weekend? In that vein, today’s prompt is FORECAST.  Take your inspiration from forecast, and do share your creations with the rest of us, either via pingback or in the comments below.

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Weather Guessing

I had a friend who worked in meteorology when she was in the military.  Her branch was known colloquially as “the weather guessers”. I was reminded of this yesterday morning when the “light morning snow, accumulations less than an inch” turned into several inches of snow in just a few hours. There were a few […]

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Vagrant

Homeless wanderer By choice or by circumstance Can you spare a dime?   Illegal to be Poor, homeless, cold and jobless Hunger amoral?   Living out of bounds Unconventional some way Each reflects a truth.     For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Vagrant.

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What’s your angle?

I. Look at it this way Now try from another side Perspective matters.   II. My way suits my needs Yours may be quite different Neither one is wrong.   III. right acute obtuse long ago geometry side angle side   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of ANGLE  

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Still Missing Them

Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Pet. I’ve had pets most of my life. We got our first kitten when I was in early grade school. Jose was his name, an orange tiger, one of several kittens born to a neighbor’s cat. Another from that litter was Seymour, a grey tabby who went to live around […]

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Soup’s On

To cook or not cook Very little question when Seeking tasty food.   Perfect timing for this prompt, as I made a big vat of my favorite vegetable soup this morning.  Now stored in containers in the freezer, ready for lunch or dinner. Also good for breakfast with an egg and hot sauce!   For […]

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RDP Friday: CHORE

It’s Friday and my turn to contribute the daily prompt. CHORE is today’s selection. What’s your take on chores? Dreadful, necessary, a part of life? Do what you will with Chore, and please share your results with us.  Thanks!

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