Peeee-uuu what a stench Ashes to ashes dust to . . . . Rotten smells enroute The photo (from Pixabay, thank you) is of corpse flower, Amorphophallus titanium, so named because of its putrescent (like rotting flesh) scent. Talk about a terrible beauty. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Putrescent. Good one, […]Read More Big Stink
I. Shop until you drop Merchants know it’s good for them Not so much for me. II. A place to make things Tools supplies creative site This is good for me. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of ShopRead More Shop
Frozen fog morning Snow possible perhaps sun Petrichor absent. Petrichor, the smell created by rain occurring on parched land. The word comes from petros, the greek word for stone, and ichor, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in greek mythology. As someone who has lived most of my life in […]Read More Perhaps Another Day
Enticing luster Pristine ice cold smooth as glass Calling me to skate. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Lustre.Read More Ice Siren
Floating in the sky Fantasies imagined Back to earth is next. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Fabulist. These balloons were among a number I saw on my way to the office this morning.Read More Hot Air
Snowstorm then hard freeze A leaf blizzard to follow Crunchy drifts abound. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Blizzard After last weekend’s snowstorm, it has once again warmed up. I scuffed through a lot of fallen leaves on my run this morning, and was greeted by these views at the lake just after sunrise.Read More Autumn Blizzard
Things fall into place Opportunity knocks more When attention paid. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of SerendipityRead More Be Prepared
Arctic cold blast brings Record low temperatures The leaves freeze then fall. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Blast. Snow this time of year is not unusual, but the very low temperatures are. Its a chilly 14F (-10C) this morning. The bright sunshine is welcome, as is the predicted thaw. I’m always surprised at […]Read More Cold!
Did I miss something Another new word in use Where did groovy go? For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Fleek. Its an interesting choice for me. I’ve heard it a bit, and my contextual interpretation was close, and I’ve wondered, where did that come from?Read More On Fleek?
No longer a kid All parts working and more worn Rugged or ragged? For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of RuggedRead More Rugged
Desirable in food Rhymes with lump that’s my feeling When self applied. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Plump. Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends.Read More Plump
Arising after You thought it was all over But wait there is more. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Sequelae. I’m a retired family practice doctor, so sequelae is a familiar concept. Sequelae can be relatively mild and close after the initial event, such as a sinus infection following a cold. And then there […]Read More Now What
Its a happy sound If there can be such a thing Fresh water flows free. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Burble.Read More Burbling Spring
Secrete Spartan Justice. Sounds like a spy novel, doesn’t it? I’m just catching up on some more prompts from the last week. I. Goodbye to comfort Rest transforms to discipline Too much or not enough. For Monday’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Spartan II. A few molecules Drip into circulation Small amount big change. […]Read More Secrete Spartan Justice.
I. External structure Increasing support or strength Helps integrity. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Brace II. It ain’t over ’til its over. It ain’t over until the fat lady sings. For Wednesday’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Comeback. Its the beginning of the major league baseball playoff season in the US. Who […]Read More Coming back to some prompts
Migration inspires Growth from a new perspective Not a quaint idea. For this week’s Ragtag Daily prompts of Migration, Inspire and Quaint. I’m slowly catching up.Read More Change it up.
Just an expression A malevolent non-smile The smirk says it all.Read More beware
Ice is slippery A reminder to all skaters Getting up again. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of SlipperyRead More ICE
Tell tale aroma Followed by the warm mug Then my first taste–aah! For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of CoffeeRead More Morning Pleasure
Practice apparating Or you might end up splinched Beam me up, Scotty. Apparating and disapparating is the Harry Potter version of teleportation. And then there’s the older version from Star Trek, with its classic line of “Beam me up, Scotty”. In a Wrinkle in Time, tessering was how it was done. It would sure […]Read More Here to There
Not much melanin Prone to sunburn and freckles Better wear a hat! For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt: FairRead More Fair
Elder or older One has both wisdom and years The other just age. Medicinal plant Good for coughs, colds, flu and more And then there’s the wine. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of ElderRead More Elder
Try to remember You must remember this or Yet another song. I remember songs in different ways. Some recall is triggered by words, some by melody, a chord or snippet of tune, and often, its the rhythm. Utterly different words with the same rhythmic pattern can precipitate a download of a song. I might […]Read More Remembered Lyrics
Tender is the night Or so its said As is the skin of a newborn child Untoughened by the world and experiences Of pain of wanting and simply Exposure to the elements. Tenderness and durability Both important Timing and application Essential for growth and health. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of TenderRead More Tender
Encircled by love In person or virtual Healing with a hug. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of encircle.Read More contact
Freedom to be blue Or purple. Live life with zest Make contact with cats. I was out of town most of last week, and since my return, life has been hectic. More on that later. Doing a little catching up with my Ragtag prompts, and as it turns out, Freedom, Blue, Zest, Contact and […]Read More Five prompts, one haiku
Universal form DNA and galaxies Spirals everywhere. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Spiral All images from Pixabay. Thank you.Read More Spiral
The art of being With whatever arises Come rain or come shine. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt: AbideRead More Abiding
I. A beginners mind Provides opportunity Each moment novel. II. A novel approach Trying something different Same format new words. III. A familiar tale Told in a different way Enjoy the journey. IV. Look outdoors observe The sky the air the light Never quite the same. For Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt […]Read More Novel Haiku?
Regular rhythm Lub dub or rata tat tat And your beat goes on. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of pulse.Read More Pulse