circle the neighborhood
like a torn pillow
Copyright © 2017-09-30, by Elizabeth W. (Lizl) Bennefeld.
WordPress Daily Post: Daily Prompt: Circle
I find that I seldom look out the window in the room where I blog, because the window is almost always occupied by one or two dogs, whose breath and noses smear the glass. It’s clean enough to take photos through only just after I’ve cleaned and wiped off the window panes.
The cotoneaster branches, however, make nice frames. I have taken a number of pictures using them as foreground.
WordPress Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge
For WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered.
In addition to taking photos, I enjoy playing with the colors and textures that come from different effects and light sources. The colors seem to change, the depth and hue, when the sky is overcast or the air is carrying smoke from far-off fires. My favorites are the blue wild flax flowers.
with stones from Earth’s center
reseed gardens with ashes
Copyright © 2017-09-16, by Elizabeth (Lizl) Bennefeld.
Definition: Recreate (verb): reproduce; re-enact (Oxford University Press).
Within the past ten months or so, the ranks of relatives have thinned dramatically.
- October 26, Aunt Dorothy, Mother’s sister (98 yrs)
- November 15, Mother (94 yrs)
- February 26, Dad (100 yrs)
- May 17, Uncle Wayne, Dad’s brother (77 yrs)
- July 20, Uncle Jim, Mother’s brother-in-law (93 yrs)
- July 31, Uncle Albert, Dad’s brother (95 yrs)
- September 5, Aunt Marion, Dad’s sister (88 yrs)
I believe that I will set aside some time for quiet.
morning stretches out
footsteps back and forth … away
when is it my turn?
sometimes it’s hard, being good,
waiting for ‘That’s my good Thadd!’
Photo and verse, Copyright © 2017-09-06, by Elizabeth W. Bennefeld.
For WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting.
Introduction: One of my most favorite authors, Sharon Shinn, recently (since 2010) began a series of novels called Elemental Blessings. Each Monday she has been drawing three tokens, each with a symbol and a blessing written on it, and posting them on her Facebook Page (sharonshinnbooks). I consider the list to be unordered.
I have my own set of her blessings tokens. It is interesting to note the differences between the blessings that she draws and mine. Often I use one or more as a basis for a poem, article, or jumping-off point for personal meditations throughout the week.