Comeback

The prompt word for the day is comeback.  Hmmm.... comeback.  I appreciate the prompts, (I really, really do... thank you, thank you) but I am sure you will agree this is a difficult one.  It will be interesting to see how other people traffic the word. (Prompt two: Traffic, my use of the prompt was … Continue reading Comeback

Birthday Gifts

It's my birthday!  Last night as I drifted off to sleep I tried to remember birthdays from my past.  From when I was a kid and others.  And it was hard. When I was kid, birthdays were simply not a big deal.  Yes.  There was cake, my Mother always baked a cake, but there was … Continue reading Birthday Gifts

Epic Fall

  The prompt is fall.  Fall.  Fall, Autumn, my favorite time of year.  I was going to write about how lovely it is out today, how crisp the air is, how gold the light, but thought, no.  I have written about that before, and most likely will again, but I thought I would share an … Continue reading Epic Fall

Gravina Morning

It is Friday and it is going to be a sunny day.  I find it hard to drag myself to work, I want to watch the busy busy business outside my window.  Planes and boats and clouds and sunshine. Watch the sun slowly warm Gravina Island outside my window. I stay a little Longer, drink … Continue reading Gravina Morning

This House

Scott and I sold our house.  The kids are gone, the house is big and rattly now.  In a fortuitous turn of events, we bought a posh new house, a lovely dream home.  It makes sense, but still I am sad.  We move out in two weeks and the house is getting echoey as we … Continue reading This House

Perfect Peppered Steak

(The prompts: Peppered Steak, smirk, eclectic) When I was a child we rarely ate out.  Sunday meal were huge pot roasts we ate for days, meals were hearty, healthy and unremarkable.  Sorry mom.  But they were.  If my dad was working and it was a summer day, my mom might drive through McDonald's for burgers … Continue reading Perfect Peppered Steak

Sunday Baking

I am surprised how little we actually use cornmeal, and how only one vision comes clearly to me.  My husband baking bread on Sundays to go with the soup we always have.  A fragile task, to be done with a light hand...the kitchen covered in copious clouds of flour and the smell!!   He wipes … Continue reading Sunday Baking

Woodland White

  Woodland White Birch bark Cool against my skin Papery, peeling Scars dark. Delicate branches Stretch towards Slate skies. Unseen, Tangled roots reach down, Frigid anchors In an icy ground. And it is hard For me to fathom As I rest my cheek Against the smooth Frosted skin of The birch That inside - -Somewhere … Continue reading Woodland White

A Touch of Perfect

This was a fun prompt!  Just FYI, my husband is NOT the target of my anger!  Nor is anyone I love.  Morale is just so low where I work and this is how I felt after a meeting last night.  I could not get out it of my head (prompt words: symphony, oasis, convenient, A … Continue reading A Touch of Perfect

Darling Dahlia

I have resisted the urge to partake in any photo challenges because... well... I am not a photographer!  But I saw this prompt "Dahlia" on a beautiful picture and thought, well darn!  I have dahlias, I will give it a try. So here you are, a lovely bunchy, bushy, trailing dahlia that draws bees and … Continue reading Darling Dahlia