PHOTO PROMPT © Jeff Arnold

“Ah, God’s promise,” Juan said, looking at the rainbow. “That storm was a bad one but it’s finally moved on.”
No response from his partner down in the living quarters.
The marina was coming back to life around him. He stretched and smiled and checked the boat for damage. Not too bad. A few days work and she’d be ready to go.
The storm had disrupted their plans for a quick trip down to St. Lucia. Couldn’t count on the weather anymore.
“We can take off by Friday,” he said.
“Another storm coming,” his partner called up. “A bigger one.”

for Friday Fictioneers


rainbows follow storms
in the coming years for us
there will be lots more

Fandango’s Provocative Question

“What do you think was (or is) the most significant event in the history of the human race? Please explain.”

During evolution’s endless, random changes, at some point, a child was born of hominid parents with sufficient differences in its DNA from other existent members of the genus Homo, to qualify as “homo sapiens” or to produce such a child when mating with a member of a related species, such as Homo neanderthalensis.

for Fandango’s Provocative Question


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