JusJoJan 16 – Experience

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Our prompt today comes from Dan. Thank you, Dan! Your prompt for JusJoJan January 16th, 2020, is “experience.”

Dandelion

When my time is over
and my days on earth are through
I’ll cherish each experience
every moment spent with you

Time of My Life ~ Dirty Dancing

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.

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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

JusJoJan 14 – Publish

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ForLinda’s JusJoJan 14 – our prompt today is supplied by Ritu at But I Smile Anyway the prompt is “Publish.” Wow! That’s a loaded one for a bunch of writers isn’t it. 😉

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Stories of Failure and Success

“You have written a half dozen book of poetry and at least three novellas but you don’t intend to publish them?” Sarah furrowed her eyebrows while glaring slightly at her dear old friend.

“Yep, that’s right.” Topaz patted a pile of booklets, all printed, illustrated and carefully bound by her own hand. They were her own personal collection of her own personal writing.

“That’s crazy Topaz, any publisher would love to get their hands on your work. Surely you are not afraid of rejection.”

Topaz set down her tea cup and looked intently into her younger friend’s eyes. “Sarah dear, I do not fear rejection nor do I fear failure, for those are other people’s opinions of my work and therefore they are meaningless.”

“Then why not publish? You could even self-publish.” Sarah began to smile at the idea.

Topaz just smiled quietly, “there is only one thing I do fear my dear. That which can corrupt and destroy work that was brought forth with the very best intention. What I fear is not failure, but success.”

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Super Trooper from the movie Mamma Mia

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 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 and SoCS – The Watcher

For Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday and Jusjojan prompts

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “ow.” Find a word that contains “ow” or use it as a word in your post. Have fun!

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The Watcher

We give them life
we watch them grow
we see them learn
but even so
we cannot help but wonder
what future lies ahead
like tracks on new-fallen snow
we savor ever step
watching the way they go
’til one day we discover
the child we reared is grown
busy now with jobs and life
and children of their own

Return to Pooh Corner ~ Kenny Loggins

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

#Jusjojan day 3- Poke

It’s strange how beautiful things
have sharp edges that poke
if you’re not careful

People can be like that sometimes
you have to work your way carefully
around sharp points and edges

Until one day you find
that it’s the sharp edges
that made it worthwhile

“You are a strange kind of beautiful
the type of magic that foolish men
run away from
and run back to when it’s too late.”
~ Rudy Francisco

Beautiful Diaster ~ Kelly Clarkson

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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branch on my tree Dec 2019

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