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
“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
White clouds float across a panorama of blue sky not azure, nor sapphire no ethereal wisp of fog no misty angel wings just blue and white like an unfinished masterpiece too often taken for granted magic in it’s ordinariness
Linda’s prompt forJusJoJan January 28th, 2020,is “television” and is brought to us courtesy of Barbara. Use the word “television” any way you’d like.
Six days post op. Activity restrictions abound, no lifting, no housework, no job work, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera (insert awesome Yul Brynner voice). You might think this would make for an excellent opportunity to catch up on some television shows. Yeah, not so much. You see, we don’t watch “television” never hooked the cable up, no antenna reception, we watch dvd’s or stream old tv series (can you say Star Trek?) Thirty minutes is about my tolerance limit and that’s without commercials. So instead, I’m spending my down time reading, catching up on some crafts and …. sleeping. I haven’t slept this much in years, unless of course it was in front of the television. 😉
For Linda’sJusJoJan ourprompt for JusJoJan January 21st is “scraggly” and is brought to us by Cheryl. Thanks Cheryl.
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
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 classContinue reading “3.2.1. Quote Me! – Balance”→
For Linda’s JusJoJan prompt “Jade” is brought to us by MB, Thanks!
Sharra carefully wiped each leaf of the jade plant until it’s waxy leaves shone in the sun. Carefully plucking a few, she placed them in her basket. Her withered hands moved with the effortless grace of a much younger woman as she gathered the remaining ingredients for her prosperity charm bags. No more wars, no more fires. She was just the simple village witch.
With a wave of her hand, the old village witch vanished and she was once again, Sharra Fire Fae, her strong wings unfurled, Dreamsong, grasped in her sword arm, blazing with magic fire. War loomed ahead and her heart sang with battle magic. But that was so long ago. With a sigh she returned to her older image. “Sometimes immortality’s a real pain in the arse,” she muttered as she returned to her jade plant.
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Who Wants to Live Forever – Queen — Freddie, ye left us too soon
OK so Rory is the host of the “3.2.1. Quote Me!” Challenge and I can’t resist this one. Plus, I’m probably spending a little more time sitting at my ‘puter than usual because I’m “recovering” from eye surgery yesterday. I’m a day late and a dollar short on this but I, literally, spent all afternoon yesterday at the Opthalmologist’s trying to figure out why 24 hours after surgery I can’t see out of my left eye. Anyway the topic was
“Identifying With You”
Ohhhh my favorite subject!
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.
Ruby Tuesday – The Rolling Stones
Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
And there you have it, lots of stuff I identify with (yes that’s my witch hat). Thanks for stopping by and as always ~Peace ~JPP