The In Between/#SoCS

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The In Between

 

When first comes shift of Summer’s light,

to softer hues and hazy views,

while midnight’s face grows clear and bright

its eyes aglow, that watching know

a secret.

 

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Thus when with glee and childlike, free

we squeal and squirm like earthy worms

exposed and bare as the naked tree-

unashamed.

 

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Days of warm and golden treasure

turn to crimson fire-the heart’s desire

to swim in Nature’s pleasure

as she fades..

 

To pause the needle on the clay

as it spins a life away

and revel in the vast array

of Autumn’s finery.

 

Noses tingle from the strange mingle

of chill and smoky musk,

the fireflies lighting dusk

like tiny lanterns.

 

Oh stay!

The heart pleads,

as even raking leaves

seems not so much a chore

as child’s play on such a day.

Lean on the handle, close your eyes

and imagine flying on a broom

across the moon!

 

To dissuade the cruel hand

that will paint the ever-land

a barren canvas white and brown.

Nature’s mask of death,

that on the air shall cast its breath

in frozen efigy.

 

Can we stay for just awhile

in the land of grins and giggles,

pumpkins, apples, pies and wriggles?

Let Winter wait in dreams, alone

for it chills me to

the  very bone!

 

CKP copyright words and images

2018

 

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This post brought to you courtesy of Linda Hill and her #Stream of Consciousness Saturday weekly prompt. Visit the link to her blog to meet other great bloggers and catch up on her recent projects!

 

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Dare We Hope? #Photography

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The path to Spring is strewn with Camellia blossoms….

 

While Japanese dancers sway to the music of the wind through the branches overhead…..

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And her Grace sings the Holy Mass while nibbling Communion seeds.

 

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The sun saunters lazily into the evening, winking slyly at the shadows…

 

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where scarlet ladies flaunt their charms and weave magic spells.

 

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Sweet magnolia begins her sultry dance into Summer,

and I hold my breath, lest the bitter Ice Queen become jealous

and rise from her slumber for an encore performance, snuffing out

the freshness of my heart’s delight at such a sight-

my garden’s path strewn with Springtime kisses.

Cheryl KP

Copyright 2018

Waiting..Photography

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This has been one looong Winter, folks, and me and skinny here are just waiting for Spring in the worst way….

 

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But here is hope..

With blush upon her cheek she peeks her timid face around the corner of passing Winter and heralds the coming of the bright promise of Spring.

Oh yes, she is coming….

Happy weekend people.

Spicecapades/#SeX-Files Adventures

 

 

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“C’mon, Scully, you don’t get ice like this every day. Look, that guy is having a blast.”

”I don’t know Mulder, it looks kind of dangerous to me. What if you break your hand….or your big phone?”

 

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“Nahhhh….Scully, look at Spidey. He’s got it in spades. I just think we gotta’ grab life by the snowballs and have some fun before the big takeover.”

(“wheeee…….look at me…….)

”You see, Scully, it’s a piece of ‘ice-d’ cake. Spidey said so. In other words, Scully, loosen those FBI pantyhose and slice some ice with your partner!”

”Okay, Mulder; although for the life of me I can’t see this easing the pain of an alien takeover. Oh, and Mulder….”

”What is it, Scully?”

 

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“If that two legged arachnid doesn’t take his hand off my ass….he’s going face down on the ice this time.”

”That’s fair , Scully.”

 

Thanks to Linda Hill and her SoCS prompt. Visit her blog and post to find out more about this and other cool prompts as well as meeting great bloggers like Mary Melange. If you visit Mary, be nice. She had a full moon kind of week.

Happy Saturday, folks. Check out the real #X-files every Wed at 7 CST. 😉

 

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Enchanted Woodland Trail/#ThursdayDoors

One of the best parts about moving to a new city is exploring the parks and wildlife areas nearby.  We had a chance to do this recently at the Chatahoochie Nature Center.  It was frigid cold but we warmed up quickly as the sun rose high in the sky and filtered down through the beautiful woodland trees and we hiked our morning away.  The first place we chose to walk took us toward the Butterfly Garden which is pretty still this time of year; but I look forward to Spring and revisiting when it is teeming with new color and life.

 

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The entryway (kind of a door) to the butterfly garden area
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Then we saw this! A must see for me. Just what made it so enchanted anyway?
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It looked like a beautiful trail from the start

 

Then hubby pointed out the first little miracle of enchantment.

 

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A friendly and welcoming place

 

We thought it was a random thing, like the Tiny Doors project in Atlanta.  

That is a favorite of mine that I have blogged about before here on my old blog.

 

But no, it was only the beginning. Around each curve, behind most bushes, rocks and hidden in trees were more and more tiny houses-and with them, tiny doors!  I’m sure you could hear me squealing down the hillside.  Which explains why I didn’t get many bird shots for awhile.  haha.

 

I hope you enjoy the walk as much as we did.

 

 

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The park also has animal recovery habitats where we saw owls, hawks and bald eagles that had been injured and unable to function in the wild.  And the beaver habitat was so cool.  This fellow was working on his door while the missus rooted for ‘grub’.

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So glad you are back Norm.  Norm hosts this Thursday Doors event and always has some terrific doors of his own.  Do visit there and follow the hoppy little blue frog to visit other great doors and also add a link to your own post.  You know you see doors every day! Maybe it’s time for a closer look.  And for a look at some reverently beautiful DC doors visit my friend Dan at No Facilities.

 

Meanwhile, have a gorgeous day whether you are treading water, snow or just plain trudging along.  It is always good to remember one thing…..

 

 

 

Happiness is like a butterfly-lovely, often fleeting and always free.  Just like my new tree friend, it is also steadfast if you carry it within your soul.  Happy Thursday! This is the best part of reality dreaming for me-when we all share something beautiful.

 

Let It Sn…nooooo….#OneLinerWednesday #JusJoJan

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Let it snow

Oh no!

Not again

oh when

will Winter end?

 

 

Let it snow,

Let it go,

I don’t know,

time to chill,

guess I will

wait and see

what will be.

 

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Let it snow,

nowhere to go,

office closed,

I suppose

It could be

good for me.

Let it snow

and fire glow

but heavens no..

Please don’t let

the power go!

 

CherylKP 2018

 

This temporary deep freeze brought to you by Linda Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday and #JusJoJan  

Stay warm my friends!

Sacred Sunday/Here Comes the Sun

So good to see your glowing face after so many gray days. I had another song in mind for today’s post; but as I was creating the reality of appreciation for its presence this song came on my Pandora-a sure sign another Creator had a suggestion. I hope the ice is melting wherever you are. If not, take a bit of sunshine with you to keep your heart fires glowing.

 

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I caught it winking at me as I tried to brush away the cobwebs…
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Yes! I jump from the bed to take a peek!
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Glorious sunshine insists I awake to a bright morning.

 

 

Wishing you all a sunshine day with whatever is sacred to your soul.