Mystery Solved a Stream of Consciousness poem

from my polyvore dolls collection

For Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday : Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ring.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Bonus points if you use it as both. Have fun!

Mystery Solved

Ring, ring what’s that I hear?
a cell phone held up to my ear?
or is it songs the birdies sing?
is it katydid’s buzzing wings?
the grating of lawnmowers buzz?
a cat screeching just because?
or squeaking brakes on the local bus?
oh wait, it’s just my dratted tinnitus,
mystery solved.

elapsed time 12 minutes (I got distracted)

Til next time ~ Listen to the sounds of silence ~JP

Silent Sunday – Woman’s Work

A man may work from sun to sun, but a woman’s work is never done,
and as for holidays … they’re a double shift ~Grandma Cope

Retirement is when you stop living at work and start working at living ~~ from a coffee mug I received as a retirement present

Til next time ~Peace Peeps ~JP

This post inspired by Marsha’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Labor Day/Work Ethic/Dirty Jobs or Writer’s Choice

Thoughtful Thursday – The Soft Kiss of Autumn

from my polyvore collection, finished in paint 3D

Autumn Comes

Summer passed in a verdant haze
of growing things
herbs grew in my garden
with wild abandon
birds nested and fledged
mornings were greeted with
dulcet tones of birdsong
and harmonies of the lake

Summer wound her capricious way
through the year and my heart
dancing with wild abandon
until the air itself was exhausted
then settled into lethargic rest
as we settled in a hammock
Summer and I waiting for
Autumn’s gentle kiss

And so Summer slips into slumber
and I wake to cooler mornings
and dream of soups and stews
of beeswax candles and herbal teas
I wait with the tingle of anticipation
for the supernova of color
as Autumn paints the world
in the brilliant shades of her choosing

Come Autumn, and welcome

Til next time ~Breathe in the coming season ~JP

Silent Sunday – the Wisdom of Cars

Grand Torino GT at a car show in Rapid City, SD

Speed, I am Speed. Faster than fast, quicker than quick. I am Lightning.
~Lightning McQueen – Cars

Classic Thunderbird at a car show in Rapid City, SD

And she’ll have fun, fun, fun, til her daddy takes the T-bird away. ~ The Beach Boys

Inspired by Marsha’s Writers Quote Wednesday – transportation cars and trucks

Til next time ~ Old muscle cars never die, they just go faster ~JP

Silent Sunday – Chose to Chance the Rapids

rafting on the Animas River in Colorado

“Too many times we stand aside
And let the waters slip away
‘Til what we put off ’til tomorrow
Has now become today
So don’t you sit upon the shoreline
And say you’re satisfied
Choose to chance the rapids
And dare to dance the tide…yes”

Inspired by Marsha’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday #29 – Rivers

Til next time ~Dare to Dance ~JP

Friday Flashback – What I wore way back when

For this week’s Flashback, I went back to my old, pre-wordpress days. This is a collage I made in the old Polyvore app for a 30 day challenge called “What I Wore Today.”

What I wore today Aug. 5 2017

It was a wonderful reminder of where I was in my life at that time, I was between two total knee replacements and resting a lot. My wish for your weekend: may you pause and feel a single moment of utter amazement at the beauty of life.

This post inspired by Fandango’s Friday Flashback

Til next time ~Peace ~JP

Sunday Serenity – A Little Dose of Sunshine

Digital art collage

“When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine” ~Unknown

Sunrise at Hart Ranch SD

“May you always walk in sunshine, may you never want for more” ~Irish Blessing

Sunrise over Kapaa

“I prefer moonbathing over sunbathing. I only love the sun in passing during dusk or dawn” ~Victoria Erickson

This post inspired by Marsha’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Sunshine. Take a peek for some sunny inspiration.

Til next time ~October’s comin’ baby ~JP