2020 Picoftheweek # 7 – Monochrome

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For Maria Antonia’s 2020 picoftheweek challenge # 7 — my prompt is Monochrome

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Emerging planet statue on Wellington Quay near Tepapa museum

Color my World

My world was one of dreary gray
until I found you on the quay
there with colors bright and bold
a smile that warmed away the cold
within my heart

Color my World — Chicago

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

2020 picoftheweek -Tucked Away

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For Maria Antonia’s picoftheweek 2020. I’m playing catch up again this week. Somehow I seem to keep getting distracted. OK, OK, I know, surgery, fatigue, sleep, snow, Spring ….. ahhhhhhhhhhh! My theme for this week is (was) Tucked Away. I found this sweet little fairy garden tucked away between the road and the driveway to a private home while strolling the streets in Queenstown, NZ.

2.13.20 Tucked away in Queenstown
Fairy Garden near the road in Queenstown, NZ

Tucked Away

At the end of the trail
tucked away under the hill
hidden deep in the dale
there lay a tiny house
not even big enough
for the smallest mouse
out by the bushes so green
stood the smallest fairy
that has ever been seen

Fairy Night Songs

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

#picoftheweek 2020 – It’s Time

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For Maria Antonia’s 2020picoftheweekchallenge, my prompt this week is “It’s Time”

It’s Time

“It’s Time” they say
the moments march by
in a runic sort of rhyme
each filled with a kind
of mysterious portent
of times that once were
moments that are
and some things
that have not yet been

Hands move ’round
the clock face
moving at a snail’s pace
while I sit and wait
and pray for grace
what comes next
none may say
but silently I ask
for just one more day

Time after Time ~Cyndi Lauper

Also linked to dVerse Poets Pub Open Link Night

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP


2020 picoftheweek # 4 – By the Book

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For Maria Antonia’s 2020 picoftheweek challenge week 4. Yeah I’m still catching up … grumble grumble stupid pain meds … my prompt for week 4: By the Book

I’m a reader. I read prolifically, voraciously, and well, a LOT. When I saw this urban artwork in Taipei, Taiwan I was delighted.

1.29.20 by the book

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist,
but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
~Neil Gaiman

Theme from The Neverending Story

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

2020 picoftheweek # 3 – Greenery

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First of all, let me apologize. I truly meant to keep this challenge up every week. Unfortunately, surgery, pain meds, and well … sleep have interfered. Bare with me while I catch up Week 3 of 2020 picoftheweek from Maria Antonia my prompt is: Greenery

1.22.20 Greenery

“The kiss of the sun for pardon,
the songs of the birds for mirth,
one is nearer God’s heart in a garden
than anywhere else on earth.”
~ Dorothy Frances Gurney

The Leaves that are Green ~ Simon and Garfunkel

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Picoftheweek 2020 – It’s Cold Outside

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Maria Antonia has opened her 2020 picoftheweek challenge. This week my theme is “It’s Cold Out” since it is -5f this morning that’s -22c for those of you on Celsius brrrr.  If you’d like to join in or just see all the great shots this week, do pop over to Maria Antonia’s site and join in the fun.

1.15.19 baby it's cold outside
Christmas Morning in South Dakota – this shot was taken about 2 blocks from my home, note the frozen fog on the wire fence
1.15.19 snowy branches
Snowy Branches shot from underneath the tree

Snow Kisses

Snow flies like tiny fairies
dancing in the winter air
shivering in the bright sun
as snowflakes tickle my lashes
little fairy kisses
melting on my tongue

Hazy Shade of Winter – The Bangles

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Picoftheweek 2020 – 1 Peaceful

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Maria Antonia has the new 2020 picoftheweek challenge up.  Please join us by posting your own photos with #2020picoftheweek.  Here is mine for this week, I have chosen to follow along in order this week’s theme is “Peaceful.”

moon over Bryce
Peaceful Moon over Bryce Canyon, UT


Each morning, I ask for peace
Every night I give thanks for peace
Every moment in your arms
I know peace



Peaceful Easy Feeling ~The Eagles

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP