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 […]Read More Morning Birds
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 […]Read More nesting
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 […]Read More Cruel?
Finally healed Bones reconnected rebuilt Prepare for cast off. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Cast off.Read More Cast Off
Abandon not hope But that which interrupts your Connection with life. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Abandon.Read More live with
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.Read More That Time of the Year.
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.Read More Vagrant
Dried leaf fragments Immersed in hot water Wait a bit drink tea. for today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of ImmerseRead More Just my Cup
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 ANGLERead More What’s your angle?
Grey marbled white Full orb in sky shadowed Copper orange glow. for today’s ragtag daily prompt of MarbleRead More Lunar Eclipse
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 […]Read More Soup’s On
A quest or request Equestrian. Today’s quest Is horsing around. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of QuestRead More Questionable
My desk collects piles Stuff to be attended to Business work and play. For today’s Ragtag daily prompt of Collection. This photo is from my relatively tidy desk at my professional office. My home office desk features much more elaborate collections, ever changing.Read More Desk
Sleep was elusive Go to yoga anyway Sunrise from hot tub. For today’s Ragtag daily prompt of VitalRead More Morning
Surprising to feel Cheerful and energetic A breezy spring day. for today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of EbullientRead More Hope in January
I. Rice Krispies or joints Limbering up for breakfast Sounds of a new day. II. Crepitus the sound Of swollen tissues pop the Body’s bubble wrap. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Crepitus. A great word, I agree!Read More Crepitus
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.