Crafting and Creating; Photography and Poetry
This week’s theme is: Imagination
shelving my Stephen King books
lightning flash; darkness
Thankfully, my power did not go out this afternoon. An impressive thunderstorm did brew up while I was putting books away – stark lightning, crashing thunder, pounding rain (hail?). Enough to spook the cats, at which point I came back upstairs because my imagination was having a field day.
Also, NaPoWriMo #5
back wheels touch earth smooth
playful wind gust sends skidding
nose down brings relief
ear popping descent
ocean of cloud envelopes
stomach dropping dips
buffeted by turbulence
roller coaster ride
roaring power fades
clouds below and stars above
I did not get a picture of this part of the journey. I’ve been lectured on my failure to take pertinent photos, but there will be many otters and birds to come later.
Finally made a list of the challenges I want to attempt this year.
What is The Pagan Blog Project? (The Short Answer)
This project is a way to spend a full year dedicating time each week very specifically to studying, reflecting, and sharing your spiritual and magickal path. The project consists of a single blog post each week posted on your blog each Friday for the year of 2012 that will involve a topic that relates to Paganism, Witchcraft, magick, spirituality, and so on. You can use your posts to share your views on a topic, to talk about your own personal experiences, or to act as a catalyst to research a subject that you may not know much about and then share what you learn and how you feel about that. Each week there is a specific prompt for you to work with in writing your post, a prompt that will focus on a letter of the alphabet each week providing you a framework for your writing as well as a common thread for all participants to share in.
NaPoWriMo, or National Poetry Writing Month, is an annual project in which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April.
NaPoWriMo was founded in 2003, when poet Maureen Thorson decided to take up the challenge (modeled after NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month), and challenged other poets to join her. Since then, the number of participants has gotten larger every year, and many writers’ organizations, local, national and even international, organize NaPoWriMo activities.
rally of reason
at our nation’s heart
The Reason Rally was held on Saturday, March 24, 2012, on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
DrQuuxum and I have started house hunting. We both want what we grew up with. He keeps preferring homes in orderly housing plans, while I want land and privacy.
Last week’s theme at Sensational Haiku Wednesday was Annoyance.
mixtures of pollen and snow
filling every breath
Yesterday, we had both a winter storm warning and a local pollen alert at the same time.
Finally saw the great horned owl out at the farm last night. I’ve heard him many times, but this first sighting marks him as a life bird for me.
shadow in the dark
separates from the branches
swoops in silent flight
Someday, I will make a list of the people I discovered through Tim Minchin. Probably the one that I watch the most is Adam Hills. I adore Adam Hills for many reasons, this one not the least.
sharing the joys and hardships
worthy of recognition
our love: precious, pure, and true
Replacing familiar terrain
The title for this post comes from the name of last night’s full moon by the Dakotah Sioux, according to this website.
warm weather greeted with sneezing
Pollen from a variety of common plants: sunflower (Helianthus annuus), morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea), hollyhock (Sildalcea malviflora), lily (Lilium auratum), primrose (Oenothera fruticosa) and castor bean (Ricinus communis).
Source and public domain notice at Dartmouth Electron Microscope Facility
looking down from the rafters
watching the mares sleep
For the last several weeks out at the farm, we’ve been trying to set up a new camera system for the barn. Eight cameras, one over each pregnant mare, broadcast across the farm network to the house, where Mom can keep an eye on them all using an iPad (there’s also an app for my phone so I can peek in too). DrQuuxum got the last bug out of the system for us yesterday, and things will be operational for foaling season. All that’s left is to bury the cable connecting the house and the barn, currently it’s strung from window to window.