JusJoJan 20 – Scraggly

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For Linda’sJusJoJan our prompt for JusJoJan January 21st is “scraggly and is brought to us by Cheryl. Thanks Cheryl.

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Winter Skies

Winds from the south brought warm air to January skies
I watch the dirty remains of snow drifts melting
into tiny rivers flowing wildly down the asphalt
toward their destination of nowhere
a small crow lands on a scraggly winter brown shrub
and boldly caws, daring the song birds to return early
for he knows, as I know, that this winter is far from over
the air will chill again, more snow will fall
and I have plenty of cold days remaining
days to savor the peace and solitude of winter
a warm fire, a cup of tea, and a good book
come Winter and shroud my world
in your blanket of white stillness
for just a little longer

Song for a Winter’s Night ~Gordon Lightfoot

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

3.2.1. Quote Me! – Balance

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Rory’s 3.2.1. Quote Me! prompt for today: Balance

Guidelines: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

Post 3 quotes on topic
Post 2 pieces of music on topic.
Display one image which represents the topic in your eyes.

“Some days I eat salads and go to the gym. Some days I eat cupcakes and refuse to put on pants. It’s called balance.” ~unknown

“Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astair did but backwards and in high heels.” ~Bob Thaves

Balance is an illusion. Stand on one foot, feel the muscles in your foot and leg shift to keep you upright as your mind wanders or the wind blows. You adjust, you stay balanced. This is life. It’s a thousand tiny adjustments, every day. ~Me to my yoga class Continue reading “3.2.1. Quote Me! – Balance”

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.

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Christmas Morning in South Dakota – this shot was taken about 2 blocks from my home, note the frozen fog on the wire fence
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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.”

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Peaceful Moon over Bryce Canyon, UT

PEACE

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

JusJoJan 7 – Mix it Up

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Interesting prompt for today, so let’s mix things up a little. My blog is an eclectic mix of poetry, flash fiction, short stories, spoonie life advice and wow, just whatever happens to pop into my head. I like to mix things up at home sometimes too. My usual Spotify playlist of Taylor Davis’ music today has been preempted by French Cafe Jazz – shameless borrowed from The Simply Luxurious Life .

Robin the Haphazard Homemaker has some great ideas for mixing up your Winter decor using items you already have on hand.

Shortly I’ll be enjoying some Mexican Hot Cocoa (from a homemade mix) and a bit of art journaling. So whatever you’re doing today, take a minute or two and mix things up a little. 😉

Raise your Vibration Music

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Monday Window – Looking Through

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Stained glass window preserved at the Wellington Museum – Wellington, NZ

Ludwig is hosting the first Monday Window challenge for 2020, come on over and see some fabulous windows. I took this shot last winter while on holiday in Wellington, NZ. It always makes me feel warm to look at it when the weather here is cold and windy.

Look Through the Window

I watch the light shine through bits of colored glass
A kaleidoscope of colors, patterns dance across the floor
Like memories in bits and pieces, each beautiful alone
but together becoming something more
A work of art, shining illumination for all the world
while I ponder what the new year holds in store

Look Through My Window ~ The Mamas and the Papas

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

JusJoJan 6 – Possibility

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For Linda’s JusJoJan challenge:

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 6th, 2020, is “possibility.” Use the word “possibility” any way you’d like. Have fun!

Our prompt today comes from Jill at J-Dubs Grin and Bear It. Thank you Jill!

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Full moon, full view, full of promise and possibility

 

Possibility

Branches dance in the wind
swaying like lovers slow dancing
a few puffy clouds skitter
across the azure blue sky
I sit by my fireplace warm and snug
watching the deer graze
paying no heed to the cold wind
or melting snow drifts
We share our joy the deer and I
of sunlit warmth and blue sky
of greening grass yet to come
the promise and possibility of spring

Blowin in the Wind ~Bob Dylan

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

JusJoJan day 2 – Crystals

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For Linda’s #jusjojan challenge

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 2nd, 2020, is “a picture you’ve taken in the last week.” If you don’t want to share the photo itself, talk about it. If you haven’t taken any photos, talk about a moment you wish you had. Have fun!

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These crystalline points are caused by a phenomnon known as “frozen fog.” This ear is the first time I have witnessed it and I am in awe.

Ice Crystals

Winds from the North,
fog blowing in
temperatures dropping,
it’s time to begin
Mother Nature’s misty show
in frozen perfection,
crystals now to grow

Crystal – Stevie Nicks

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP