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.
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 […]Read More Weather Guessing
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
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 […]Read More Still Missing Them
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
So what is a chore? Stuff that needs to get done. As I look at definitions, the most consistent meaning is a routine task of a domestic nature. Often, there is an additional connotation of unpleasantness. In my experience, the unpleasant part is optional. Some days I enjoy doing the dishes. Warm water, soap, very […]Read More Listing
When I hear the word shards, glass comes to mind. I’ve done some glasswork over the years, mostly making glass beads in the torch. It’s fun, playing with fire and color. I’ve also done a little glass blowing, which I discovered to be quite consuming of both time and money in terms of developing technique […]Read More Shards
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
I wrote a few days back about BA’s adventure with vestibular neuritis. The good news is that she’s continuing to improve, and while not back to “normal” she’s much better, walking on her own, doing stuff around the house and feeling stronger every day. She’s not driving yet, but thinking about it. Clearly, we’re in […]Read More Alert
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
The holidays are fading into memory as “normal” life resumes for many. Around our house, they were even quieter than usual as my partner BA developed a nasty cold around Christmas. She wasn’t terribly ill, just tired and not feeling well. By New Year’s Day she was feeling better and thinking that the next day […]Read More Hospitals and Hospitality
You may or may not have noticed that I haven’t been writing much these past few months. There are a number of reasons behind that, all part of life. A major contributor is my purchase of a van last August. A van? Well yes, a van. Specifically, a 2016 Ram Promaster 2500, 159 wheelbase hightop. […]Read More Building More Than Blogging
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
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 […]Read More Good Morning
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
As previously mentioned, BA and I are in Madison Wisconsin for a few days. Today, walking from our lodgings to breakfast, we discovered what the sounds we had been hearing were about. A large old tree is being taken down a few houses down the street. Its quite the production to remove a tree. And […]Read More Timberrrrrr!
BA and I are in Madison, WI for a few days, visiting some of her family and going to see a cousin’s photography on display at the Chazen museum. We’re staying at an airbnb. Its a small one bedroom apartment in the walkout lower level of a home. Quiet and just fine for our needs. […]Read More Friend
Enticing luster Pristine ice cold smooth as glass Calling me to skate. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Lustre.Read More Ice Siren
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, […]Read More Let the Sun Shine
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
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 […]Read More What’s a Week?
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