First Emmett

Nesting Area National Geographic photographers found eaglesGeographic predators with cliff-side nests built highPhotographers struggled to focus cameras against skyFound near the eagles were scores of seagulls Eagles didn’t seem to notice the nuisance nearby Emmett poem written for Murisopsis’ My Name Poetry Scavenger Hunt. I think this was the hardest form I’ve tried so far!…

The Anna

Trees Turned us intoAncient damaged redwoodsSet us aflame during a droughtFire resistance aged our youthful faces My love for him still evergreenAlthough he cut us downThe fall brings peace The Anna was a bit of a challenge to write 🙂 Post written for Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge-Trees and My Name Poetry Scavenger Hunt All photos…

Marianne

September in California Fires lit my dreamsWoke to caramel skiesForesthill, Yosemite, WeedSmoke surrounds usCan’t breathe A Marianne poem for Murisopsis’ My Name Scavenger Hunt.

Balmy Alley

My entry for Thursday Doors: Some of my favorite door murals from Balmy Alley and Calle 24 in San Francisco. I love Calle 24. It’s easy to spend a whole day there. It’s like its own little city within the city.

Greenish

My entry for Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge: Greenish Ducks in a green Putah Creek, UCD (University of California, Davis) Arboretum. An egret greeting its mate in the middle of a pond on Putah Creek, UCD Arboretum California Buckeye sprout, Sierra Nevada Foothills Macro shot of two mushrooms blooming in moss, Sierra Nevada Foothills Wild Canyon…

PPAC Sacramento II

Post created for the prompt: Photographing Public Art Challenge The first few photos are updates on photos I posted last week. The rest are new. Each photo is followed by a brief description for the visually impaired. In last week’s PPAC Sacramento post, I shared a picture of this Starfighter mural by Christina Angelina, in…

Hiking Crown Cinquain

HikingOn Steven’s TrailColfax, four miles each wayNorth Fork American RiverAutumn ColfaxBig attitudeFor a small roadside townThe cashier flashes a fake smileMy way SunriseCoyotes howlGround my feet to the earthNearby squirrels screech from bobcat’s jawsThat’s life RiverEphemeralFierce enough to drown meStrong, beautiful, and powerfulCurrents AutumnRed, yellow leavesMixed among evergreensDesolate wilderness singingI’m home HikingBig attitudeGround my feet…

PPAC- Sacramento

All of these pictures were taken by me on my old phone (Galaxy J7) in 2019. Only the first one was edited. Each photo is followed by the name of the artist, and a brief description of the mural. Clicking on the name of the artist will take you to their personal web page or…

Saturday blog post

An unusually straight-forward title for me. I need a break from all the poetry, and a vent. This morning, I got up early to take the train to a yoga class downtown. Because the class is held in an outdoor area, in the middle of a large shopping center surrounded by restaurants and hotels, there…

Roses

International World Peace Rose Gardens, Sacramento Post created for Six Word Saturday All photos (this post) by me 🙂 #6W6