below carbon clouds
veils of rain evaporate
before reaching me

for Daily Discover Prompt


nature had the grace
to evolve us and now we
grace it with garbage

for Word of the Day Challenge


what is the relationship
between beauty and wisdom
tough to tease out because
nobody i know
seems all that beautiful or wise

for Putting My Feet in the Dirt


i have a phobia
don’t like laughing or crying
crying is easy to avoid
i stay away from children
laughing is tougher
so much of it around
mostly ironic, or nervous

for Three Things Challenge


black suv in between purple flower fields
Photo by Viktor Lundberg on Pexels.com

fields of lavender
under a spreading bice sky
cure my blue feeling

for Photo Challenge

for Blogging Insights

Q: How has the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic affected your blogging ? Are you posting more or less than you used to?

A: Typically I blog on vacations and between projects. This isn’t exactly a vacation, but I’m treating it like one.

Q: What is the tone of your posts these days, happy, sad , serious, worried?

A: Unchanged. A mixture of concern for the planet and enjoyment of the language.

Q: Have you written any posts specifically about the crisis and its effect on your life? If so, please share a link?

A: Nope. Haven’t mentioned it yet.

Q: What kinds of posts do you like to read these days?

A: I just hop around, reading a little of this and a little of that. Looking for personal truths.

for Blogging Insights prompt


little yellow root
shows me colors of my mind
i didn’t know i had

for Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge


orange sunrise means heat
lemon sunlight delivers
i drink grapefruit juice

for The Twiglets

Oceola Train Station

Here’s the train station in Oceola, Iowa. It was built in 1907 and the ticket office retains many original features, such as ticket windows, wood benches and light fixtures. It was restored in 1970.

Stepping off an Amtrak train here, you enter the heart of the midwest. Oceola is named after a Seminole Indian leader and a black tea together with the name of a god.

Lots of space for each home.

And lots of space outside of the sparse towns.

For the urban traveler, this is the place to come to get in touch with your connection to the planet.

for Tuesday Photo Challenge


the night sky contains
the answers to all secrets
mine are a small glow

for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday