Seeing The Writing On The Wall

I’ve always had mixed feelings about graffiti. Sometimes I love it and sometimes I hate it. Sometimes it’s beautiful and adds something to the environment, but sometimes it’s just destructive and ugly. I’d like to see grafitti have a proper place in society instead of being criminal activity, but I don’t think it should be…

Mom & Alan's reflection

The Face of Age and Youth

Unsure, insecure; “Why are you not here with me? You can take my place and I will stay behind.” My mom, some years ago before she passed away, on a trolley at a tourist attraction. My son can be seen in the window behind her. She always put others first, so she was uncomfortable taking…

Crossroads Without a Clear Path

I am stopped at the intersection, waiting for a sign or signal. There is no traffic light or stop sign, so I have pulled over to the side of the road. Which way shall I go? I have no map, the way is not clear in my mind and the roads ahead are not paved.…

Abstracts from Life

I find water, rocks and cactus to be very natural abstract forms. Water is always intriguing, changing form and affecting everything it touches. Rocks are just amazing in the diversity of shape, size, color and texture that they come in. And cactus are just mystifying. What a strange world we live in; it’s all abstract…

Earth Day 2016 – Gratitude and Apology

One of my favorite days of the year simply because our Earth deserves public recognition and celebration. The first time I celebrated Earth Day was in 1970 with my friends, on the side of a garbage strewn road, picking up trash. I learned from my parents about conservation, preservation and appreciating our earth; and that left…

Dinnertime with My Cousins

That’s a really big salad! When I ordered the Taco Salad I didn’t expect to get such a huge meal, I’m not that big of an eater. I couldn’t exactly send it back, especially with such friendly service.Dinner is so much better with a perky waitress. It had been almost 3 years since I had…

Creating My Future as I Go

The future is only a figment of imagination, it is not real until it becomes the present. Most of my past imaginations of the future have become a reality, although slightly different from what I might have thought at the time. Now, as I envision the path ahead I create it – with room for…

Refreshing Landscape

This week I am combining themes. Landscape from the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge and Refreshing from Where’s My Backpack’s Weekly Travel Theme. These two ideas fit perfectly with my current mood and thoughts. The recent trip to Arizona still fresh in my mind, while here in New Hampshire the weather is drizzly, and has moved…

Ode to a Sweet Kitten

I’m not really in the mood to write poetry right now, but I need to write something to ease my pain and sadness. To let go; to say goodbye is so difficult; especially when it is sudden and unexpected.   My little kitten is dying; beautiful, soft and sweet, delicate frame and tender heart, in…

Half Light in the Wild West

On my trip west last Fall, one of my favorite parts was viewing the sunsets. Especially in southern New Mexico and Arizona where these photos were taken. It seemed like there was never a place to stop, so these photos were taken with my phone while my daughter (or her now husband) were driving. My…