Big Stink

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, […]

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Shop

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 Shop

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Perhaps Another Day

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 […]

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Ice Siren

Enticing luster Pristine ice cold smooth as glass Calling me to skate.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Lustre.

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Hot Air

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.

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Autumn Blizzard

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. 

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Cold!

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 […]

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On Fleek?

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?

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Rugged

No longer a kid All parts working and more worn Rugged or ragged?   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Rugged

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Plump

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.

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Now What

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 […]

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Secrete Spartan Justice.

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. […]

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Coming back to some prompts

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 […]

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Change it up.

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.

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ICE

Ice is slippery A reminder to all skaters Getting up again.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Slippery

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Here to There

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 […]

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Fair

Not much melanin Prone to sunburn and freckles Better wear a hat!   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt: Fair

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Elder

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 Elder

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Remembered Lyrics

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 […]

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Tender

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 Tender

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contact

Encircled by love In person or virtual Healing with a hug.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of encircle.

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Five prompts, one haiku

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 […]

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Spiral

Universal form DNA and galaxies Spirals everywhere. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Spiral All images from Pixabay. Thank you.

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Abiding

The art of being With whatever arises Come rain or come shine.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt: Abide

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Novel Haiku?

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 […]

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Pulse

Regular rhythm Lub dub or rata tat tat And your beat goes on.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of pulse.

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