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
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!
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 […]Read More What a Difference a Day Makes
While running some errands today, I noticed this display. Magnetic false eyelashes. This struck me as very odd, so I read the package. According to the directions, you put one layer above your upper eyelashes, and the other below them, creating a lash sandwich held together by magnets. Quick and easy, no messy adhesive, or […]Read More OFF 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?Read More On Fleek?
When I see the word damp, my first thought is of weather. Its been damp here for days, grey, with drizzles of rain and snow. The weather folk suggest that this morning’s fog will soon yield to a few sunny and warmer days. I’m ready. As much as I don’t like extended heat and we […]Read More Damp It!
Today’s ragtag daily prompt is Herd. I’m recycling one of my favorite photos/events from last November. This is a herd of goats who are rented out to weed. These photos were taken when they were working for a few days weeding on Davidson Mesa, one of my community open space areas, where I often run […]Read More Herd Working
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 […]Read More Color
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
Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Truck. Here in the US, the first meaning that comes to most of us for truck is a large motor vehicle used for hauling goods. Small ones “pick ups” to enormous tractor trailer rigs “18 wheelers” or “semis”. In Britain, at least some of those vehicles are known as lorries. […]Read More What’s in a name?
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
Its autumnal these days weather-wise. Yesterday was nearly cold, with a high of 56F (13C). This morning, it was 38F (3C) when I headed out for my run. Time for an ear band and light gloves. The paper says that today’s high is predicted to be 86F (30C)! That’s an enormous temperature range to happen […]Read More Fall Swings
Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Effervescent. One of my favorite fizzy drinks is kombucha, which is basically a fermented tea, often with some flavorings added in the second fermentation. I haven’t ventured into making kombucha, but I’ve sampled a variety of forms. I’m not big on sweet drinks, and some commercially available kombuchas have a […]Read More Get Rowdy
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
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 […]Read More Crepuscule
Ice is slippery A reminder to all skaters Getting up again. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of SlipperyRead More ICE
Ah poor bird Take thy flight High above the sorrows of this sad night. I recall this round from years at Girl Scout camp, a fine source for group singing. It dates to Elizabethan times, but its actual origins are unknown. I found this video of it on YouTube, done by a music teacher […]Read More Ah, Poor Bird
Tell tale aroma Followed by the warm mug Then my first taste–aah! For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of CoffeeRead More Morning Pleasure