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…

Roses

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

San Francisco Sonnet

I left my heart in sweet San FranciscoMacy’s seventh floor, vegan pasta sharedDinner, Cheesecake Factory patioTable ninety feet above Union Square We swore our love in the Golden CityAtop the 16th Avenue Tiled StepsMosaics, ocean sunset views, prettyHeld my hand, then, back to his bed you crept Paris of the West, Painted Ladies nestChecked in…

Hazel

Sixteen years oldNight shift time punchAt McDonald’sBy midnight moonHot cook flashed hisCaptivatingSmile in break roomSaid he loved meWould stay with meFor all my days….Sixteen years old Written for Twiglet #291: All My Days: “A twiglet’s aim is to “prompt” a thought. If something comes to mind, write. A polished piece isn’t the goal; creativity is.”&Moonwashed…

Sir Francis Drake

I text him, “Friend signal, help,” and thirty minutes later, he’s at my door. “Would going to the ocean help?” he asks. He drives me to Point Reyes. I get drunk on the way. “We’re going to die!” I scream, as he speeds down Sir Francis Drake Boulevard “Relax,” he says, “Close your eyes, if…

Memories of Yosemite

Memories of meandering Yosemite in Spring Snow flakes melding to my cheeks Occupying Bridalveil Fall’s viewing point beneath Standing under a redwood branch ceiling Feeling nothing but my heart beating Take me back to that February Let’s leave 2022 behind, and go Feeling alive, capturing photographs of Firefall Sun reflecting El Capitan through Horsetail Creating…

Scholars

I ask why it’s called Wind Wolves. She says it’s because of the onomatopoeia When the grasses hiss in the wind. “Isn’t that sibilance?” “I think it’s both.” Written for Weekend Writing Prompt #271: “Sibilance” by Sammi Cox