Thursday poem – April 17 2014

Haiku for Holy Week

Joy; confusion;
Disaster. All’s lost. We mourn.
But – wait – how – You’re back?

Duck-billed Sockosaur, with Selfies

There are strange creatures in my house. Not too long ago, I came across something I never expected to see -

DuckBilledSockosaurusSideView1the fearsome duck-billed sockosaur.

There’s only one thing to do when you’re invaded by sockosaurs: KEEP KNITTING!

And then take a few selfies.

Friday Fictioneers on Saturday – After

Another Friday Fictioneers story, inspired by the picture below. Make sure you check out all the other stories based on this picture, over on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ site!


She stares at the frayed decorations put up for the fiesta, before. The half-full bag in her hand droops.

“Where is she?” An irritated voice.

“I’ll go look. Again.” The woman who comes out of the dark doorway might be older, or just more worried. It’s hard to tell.

“Come and help,” the worried woman snaps.

“I was thinking.”

“Fill that bag while you think.”

The daydreamer sighs. “We’re looters, aren’t we? I mean, this stuff belongs to somebody else. Used to.”

“And they’re gone and I’m hungry.”

“Yes.” She follows the worrier into the abandoned store. “I wonder how long before the city falls down.”


Warmish Wordless Wednesday – Daffodils at last


Back at last…and statues

Wow, it has been a long time since I posted anything. Back then it was still March, and if you parked anywhere along our main street, you had to clamber over piles of ice to get to the sidewalk. And now there are daffodil buds, and occasional flowers.

I’m still kind of disorganized, so I’m going to post an overdue reply to one of Ailsa’s travel challenges – statues – just because I happen to have various photos of statues.

Traveling to Pink (Travel Theme, March 21 2014)

I went looking for photos of “pink” to illustrate this week’s travel theme from Ailsa. You’d think I would have plenty of local pink pictures – we normally have lots of pink spring flowers here. But the first really good image of pink I found, after searching for quite a while, comes from almost a third of the way around the world.

PinkFlowersKrkaFallsCroatiaJune2010I don’t know what these flowers are. All I can tell you is that I found them at Krka Falls in Croatia, and that they’re extremely pink.

Thursday Haiku – March 20, 2014

A month late, but here it is, the first sign of spring -


Have you been hiding
In that deep snow? No matter.
I’m glad to see you.