SoCS: Another Left Turn

The way I travel to work is filled with lines and blue skies and an airport fence. It’s straightness follows a curve, a detoured right turn, a left turn, then up a hill. Past houses both small and hugely expensive, past groves of green and yellow trees, past a trail crossing. Another left turn. Driveways on the left, a narrow road, the foliage of green weighs heavy on a barrier fence. Almost there and then I stop. The light isRead more

Finding the Bathroom

I am this. The sullen smog from Jimi’s rock and roll guitar. The faithful mist of a a royal prince. The reddened azure of water’s vapor. I am not a sissy pastel, nor the good-for-nothing child of black and white. My soul is the first breath of spring’s vibrant columbine. My heart is filled with the liquid of amethyst jewels. I embrace the grandiose swirls in the sky of a rising day. Never will I be boring khaki pants, norRead more

SoCS: Lots of Means, No Ways

I haven’t blogged since October 31st. That means I might have been a little busy. With other things. Like a Risk Management Conference in Madison on the first two days in November. This means that I was able to fill my bag with goodies from the vendor booths, like pads of paper and post-it notes, pens, chip clips, squeezie penguins, more pens, tote bags, highlighters, little plastic calendars, and leftover Halloween treats. Scratch that last one. Being on a part-Keto,Read more

Upright and Breathing

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love—then make that day count!”  ~Steve Maraboli~ Words to remember, to live by. Often, I am asked by friends, family and acquaintances when meeting, “How are you doing?” Sometimes I answer with, “Awesome! I am awesome!” Sometimes I answer with, “Good, I can’t complain.” Sometimes I answer with, “Hey, I’m upright and breathing. Life is good.” SometimesRead more

Praise the New Day

“Morning has broken like the first morning Blackbird has spoken like the first bird Praise for the singing Praise for the morning Praise for them springing fresh from the world” ~Cat Stevens~ Although I appreciate summer’s morning sun at 6:00 am, it does not compare to the spectacular sunrises that guide me to work during certain times of the year. The photo above was taken in October, when everywhere I looked, the sky was multiple shades of pink and red.Read more

Morning Dew

“The dew waits for no voice to call it to the sun.” ~Rev. Joseph Parker~ It’s that time of year when the sun is rising during the ride into work, which provides plenty of opportunity for photos like this one. I am missing the summer’s 5:30 a.m. sunny wake-up call, but life goes on and I have to accept shorter days and getting up in the dark until some time in 2018. I said accept, not like. This post hasRead more

Different Directions

“Life’s too much fun to have it go in just one direction.” ~Carly Rae Jepsen~ So it was during an eleven-day vacation that lasted through July 4th. Those days were spent lounging, biking, traveling, hiking, eating, shopping, imbibing and spending time with friends at a campground wedding. Many directions. For the sake of time and in the spirit of One-Liner Wednesday (which already makes this post too long), I will spare a good share of the details for possible futureRead more

The Dance of a New Day

Dance: There’s rhythm and motion all around us — this week, let’s capture some of it in a photo. With the recent switch to Daylight Savings Time, I have been missing the sunrise. The lightness that had been part of the morning moved over to the evening hours and, sadly, a good part of the week has been smothered in clouds. At certain times of the year, I have witnessed glorious sunrises from the road in front of the apartmentRead more

Raindrops on Roses…

Today is not an especially good day, considering the head cold and subsequent stomach bug that began their visit on Tuesday. I’m feeling better, but not 100%. I’d rather be at work, getting the job done, enjoying a lunchtime walk on a sunny 78 degree day. Instead, while lounging in my pajamas, I have the ability to share what is a special day through a kaleidoscope of photos. I cannot choose one day in particular for this challenge, so I present a gallery ofRead more

Lazy Roy G. Biv

For this week’s photo challenge, Roy G. Biv, the following represent the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. All photos have been used in previous posts because, frankly, I’m being a little lazy. For a post and poem related to this last photo, CLICK HERE.Read more

Scraping Up an Early Bird Sunrise

As an early riser – 5:20 am – Monday through Friday, I often get the early bird special of a beautiful sunrise. This particular morning, on April 1st, it was a little chilly and I chose to take a photo from the other side of a car window that wasn’t completely cleared of the frost. The very next morning, April 2nd, I was greeted by another colorful sunrise, this time accented with the onslaught of puffy gray clouds. Since then, the daysRead more

Sky on Fire

On March 8th, the majority of North Americans rejoiced in Daylight Saving and the positive change it would bring. Me? I shed a little tear and whined a bit. In exchange for extended sun and light in the evening, I gave up the morning sun that had been showing its face for the two weeks prior. I LOVE morning sun. Love waking up to it. In the week before Daylight Saving, I brought out the sunglasses a few sun-blinding times during a drive into work.Read more