Good Morning

A beautiful sunrise today. Its relatively mild and is predicted to be sunny and pleasant. What I’ve heard called the “warm before the storm”. Tomorrow is supposed to be cold and snowy. so I’ll take advantage of the nice weather and ride my bike to yogalates and work this morning. I’ve been busy recently, developing […]

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Let the Sun Shine

I am sad that this song from the musical Hair, fifty years old, feels more pertinent today than ever. I object to current use of violence, lies, disrespect and manipulation in the service of greed and power. Open your hearts to the people, planet, the universe. Release the fear, remember the beauty. From the same musical, […]

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What’s a Week?

When I chose Week as today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt, it was because of my surprise that it was Thursday again (that’s usually when I set up the prompt for Friday). Hadn’t I just done that? A week goes by so quickly. As I was pondering the concept of a week, seven days, I was imagining […]

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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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What a Difference a Day Makes

Cycles, rings, spirals. All patterns of movement, recurring events or themes. Yesterday was the end of the growing season here. It was a beautiful autumn day, with a clear blue sky, and a high temp of around 70F (21C). The weather was predicted to change overnight, with several inches of snow, and today the high […]

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Color

Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Color. I love the colors of the natural world; plants, rocks, clouds, water.   Autumn is often spectacular with changing leaves. Owing to our long hot dry summer, followed by a rapid cooling, our colors have been somewhat muted, and many trees are rapidly going brown and then dropping their […]

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Crepuscule

Crepuscule. Great word, meaning twilight. And as another blogger K. Ottaway noted, its easily mixed up with other words, if your mind is wired like mine.  Like corpuscle if you’re medically/scientifically inclined.  Crepuscular rays, light spread out from low horizon and clouds. Somehow, my mind likes to take crepuscular rays, turn them into crepuscular clouds […]

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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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Moon

Full or a sliver Eclipsed or eclipsing Generating life.   Amazing how a small “dead” rock can have such an amazing impact on the planet, being such a generator of life and the literal ebb and flow of the oceans. It can temporarily eclipse the sun, and at times, the earth returns the favor. Tonight, […]

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DUCK

Morning at the lake Formation and synchrony Breakfast of champions.   For Ragtag Daily Prompt: Duck

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CLOUDS

Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Clouds. Here are a few from last November: A good reminder, for me, at least, to remember that despite so many ominous signs and clouds in the world, that there is great beauty and possibility as well. Lets go for that!

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OPEN SPACE

Where I live, there is a lot of open space. Land that has been purchased by the community, whether county, city or town, and now dedicated to remaining open, and undeveloped. It is often open to recreational use, hiking, and sometimes mountain biking on the trails. It is a fabulous community resource, and is well […]

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Summer Morning

Dappled light shimmers The lake and grasses. Resident Geese seek shady rest.   In response to today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Dappled and the Daily Addictions prompt of Resident. And for those of you who have been following the growing goose family, here’s what they looked like this morning:

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Leave No Trace

Leave no trace is said About wilderness visits Quench every last spark.   In acknowledgment of the the many forest fires burning throughout the western US. Some lightning caused, some due to humans. Please be careful!   In response to today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt: Trace  

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Well Hail, Part 2

Louisville could now be known as the land of the Tarp People.  Tarps cover broken skylights on roofs and many cars with shattered windows are also sporting a tarp or plastic sheeting, along with ample amounts of that homeowner’s friend, duct tape. In my neighborhood, nearly every home has something bandaged. At the same time, […]

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Growing Geese

Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Pond. One of my favorite places visited on my training runs and rides is Harper Lake. Its really a pond, given that the trail around it is just under a mile. I enjoy being up there in all seasons. Its a busy place, with many people out and about, walking, […]

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Friday Flowers

I’ve seen a number of posts today labeled as Friday Flowers, and given the profusion of blooms around here, I thought I’d throw a few of my own in today, with the subclass of purple. They are all from the area paralleling my driveway. Enjoy!

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Slight

I. Not so big Just a little bit That’s enough.   II. Given the cold shoulder Requests gone unanswered I call that a slight.   III. They said just a slight Chance of thunderstorms today Lightning cracks the sky. Slight“>Slight

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I’ll Take the Forest

Forest. One of my favorite places. Sgeoil posted about this just yesterday, writing that the woods are where she feels most at home. I agree. However, today’s prompt reminded me of an experience that illustrated that each person has a different comfort zone. This episode occurred long ago, the summer of 1978. I was living […]

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Fuzzy

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair So Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy, was he? Fuzzy Wuzzy may not have been fuzzy, but there sure is a lot of stuff that is fuzzy these days. Running this morning at the lake, I met a pair of geese and their fuzzy goslings. I think […]

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If you’ve got it, flaunt it!

Spring’s got it this year. The blooming trees are glorious, as are the bulbs and early plants. The other morning, as I was heading out early on my bike, the air was still.  Every few feet, I experienced a different scent–each tree in bloom was making its own distinct contribution, and without wind or automobile […]

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Elaborate

snowfall outlining each contour of the mountain sun illuminates.   I was struck by the contrast on the mountains this morning. These are hurried photos, taken on the way to the office. Nonetheless, they remind me of why I live here.       Elaborate“>Elaborate

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Partake Earth

I. Seasonal soiree Be ready for anything Change is the constant. II. A nibble a sip Conversation here and there Celebrating now. III. Good and bad In equal measure It’s all life. IV. Take only what you need Be gentle and respectful Of our home planet. Partake“>Partake

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Windblown

Genie. A spirit who often grants wishes. Spirit also means breath, and is related to wind. And oh boy, did we have wind yesterday, with gusts of over 80 MPH! Not all that uncommon around here, but tough to deal with nonetheless.  Lots of people lost power, and while we didn’t, we didn’t have internet […]

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Spring Morning

Once barren branches Undergo transformation Blossoms and leaves emerge. I was struck yesterday walking along a path with southern exposure by the rapid emergence of spring blooms, despite last week’s cold and snow. Forsythia and plums in bloom, leaves ready to burst forth on trees, and swelling lilac buds. A week ago, they all were […]

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At Sea

I. Luminescent glow Enticing ocean beauty Painful if touched.   II. Hypnotically Drifting on darkened waves Tentacles seek food.   Luminescent“>Luminescent

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