POCKET A POEM OR TWO!

This week has a special focus with the celebration of National Poem in Your Pocket Day.

You will find many social media links to this particular festive day by typing in that title.

Thought I would share a poem that I wrote for my blog last year, as well.

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It’s Poetry Month!

Poetry month, it is!

I realize that it is flying by so I thought that I would write a post or two to observe this month-long celebration.

Check local listings for poetry events in your area. 

After a major lull, this poet is getting back on track with a few recent publications that I have listed below:

  • Limerick on Laundry in Verse Afire May to Sept.2016 issue Vol.2 — this is just in print, not online but inspired by neighbour, Vera, who followed a tight schedule for laundry day..

Along with these updates, I am sharing a contribution for the weekly photo challenge which happens to be a focus on the days to come, 

Future

For this one, I am looking to see more of these in the near future!

INUKSHUKS — LAST STAND?

Sometimes, the greatest treasures are found close to home.

In southwestern Ontario, we are blessed with proximity to the Great Lakes, green forests, farms, cities, and a host of small towns and villages that do their best to survive and thrive in a challenging economy.
These places invite a visit or two, weather-permitting.

This week, Goderich was the port-of-call. Following a few days of stormy weather, Lake Huron‘s coastal waters were rather brown, unlike the beautiful blues & greens of the lake in summer; however, the waves were still mesmerizing to watch.

The town square has been rebuilt since a devastating tornado swept through and a variety of restaurants offer delicious food for hungry visitors. Interesting shops offer a variety of items for customers.

Most all, though, the lakeshore drew us to our favourite Great Lake. It was windy and cold but refreshing to walk along the boardwalk — truly a positive feature for the waterfront area.

It was easy to linger by the water but, eventually, it was time to leave.

Fortunately, before leaving, we caught a glimpse of a series of inukshuks, built by visitors to the lake. These rock structures are a wonder to see. Sadly, they are no more. You can find out about this story at this news link:  Goderich’s inukshuks demolished after woman falls while posing for photo

This photo that I took will keep them in my memory. Not sure if this treasure will be rebuilt but it was a great sight to see! 🙂


WINTER AGLOW!

Vibrant is the weekly photo challenge. Following the increasingly dark days of December, I look forward to the bright January sun.
Also, I am amazed by the wonders of winter in the occasional display of hoar frost. Last January, there was a beautiful moment when the landscape was covered in this coat of white.

2015 WINTER MAGIC!

Have a great weekend, All!

2016 LET’S TALK ABOUT IT!

The conversation has started!
This week, after days of build-up, the annual Bell Let’s Talk day is in full gear! This has become an excellent focus for fund-raising to aid mental health awareness with sharing the hashtag #BellLetsTalk.

Media messages are everywhere, with celebrities and individuals sharing their stories and encouragement for people to join together to support mental health.
As I looked out on the sunlit snow this morning on the deck, I saw a chick-a-dee, a woolly-looking black squirrel and a quick moving chipmunk. I wonder if this trio is liking the rather unpredictable winter. Seemed like all is well in this moment.
Then, I noticed an unwritten lined page drawn by the sun’s rays.  
A gentle reminder to write a few words, perhaps? Do you have a story for today? Take a moment to open a file, find a pen & paper, maybe record your voice with an anecdote or two. 
Enjoy the day!
2016 LINED SNOW PAPER!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE — OPTIMISTIC!

Welcome to this fresh start for 2016!
In the midst of all the year’s end celebrations, being rather Optimistic, I decided that the new year would be a great time to make a few changes, starting with this blog.
I took a photo of the full moon as it rose. To me, the full moon represents an optimistic note as the  cycle continues. Enjoy!

2016 January full moon