Say what?

The dictionary is my friend, I’m never without meaning. The thesaurus is a wizard, Turns “picking” into “gleaning.” And when I’m feeling feisty, Schmutzwortsuche’s how I play it. I’m never at a loss for words, I just don’t know how to say it. Word of the Day Challenge: Schmutzwortsuche (shmootz-VOHRT-zoo-che)Verb: Looking up rude words in […]

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Self-Talk

Stop all the babbling,You big baboon. Just shut up…And kiss me you fool. A humorous reminder to talk nice to yourself today… Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Chimpanzee & Kiss Image by Andre Mouton from Pixabay

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Eyes on the Ball

On top of the world, The world’s at your fingertips, Keep eyes on the ball. The featured image is a fun little composite piece that I made for my haiku. It was originally about “insignificance,” but the man on top looked too large to be unimportant. An oversized ego perhaps! As it turns out, I […]

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Free at Sea

Day after day, He drenched her with love, And she was nothing but cavalier. He tried and he tried, But to no avail, Until his breaking point was near. She woke one day, To find he had gone, She had driven him from his turf. He stood and he stared, As the waves crashed down, […]

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The 70’s to Today

A Life in Rap Gallivanting, and Bar hopping. Living it up, and  Hotel bopping. Race with the Joneses, Some name dropping. A 401K, and Wife swapping? Dieting fads, and Pill popping. Sucking it up, with Sugar free topping. Trade bra for a mask,  Boobs flopping. Zoom meditation, and Online shopping. Word Count: 46 Weekend Writing […]

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Midnight Mayhem

I’m stirring up mayhem tonight, and I’ll probably kick myself for it later. My garden photographs are waiting to be sorted, and my short story still needs an ending, but I REALLY wanted to work on this portrait—so here I am—finishing up in the wee hours of the night. Actually, the “mayhem” I’ve added is […]

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Singing Lessons

LEARN TO SING, EVEN IF YOU CAN’T CARRY A TUNE! Weekend Writing Prompt #155: Tune (10 Words) —A Little Weekend Humor— Happy Saturday! Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels (text added by me)

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House of Joy

Hidden in the sticks, Forbidden love, house of tricks, Lonely man finds joy. I’m sorry. A little rough around the edges there, but what the hell. Couldn’t resist. I’m finding solace in humor and lightheartedness these days. Anyway… this is a recycled image from the old copper mining town of Jerome (Arizona), once known as […]

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Liebster Award

I’m humbled to share that I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award and it is my honor to accept it (and to pass the torch on to some of the wonderful blogs that I follow). A big Thank You and Shout Out to Michael A. Kuch at Kuched.blog for the nomination. I read Michael when […]

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Selfies

CAUTION: To avoid injury, please remain at least 6 feet away from the cliff’s edge (and other people) before you pan in and shoot. This is another shot from my old hike to “the Hollywood Sign.” I was working on the “sketch” effect and wasn’t even sure what I’d do with the image, until I […]

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Femme Fatale

Cold-hearted feline, Smugly bats her eyelashes, Struts across the lawn. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say that my Haiku was written for our cat “Gypsy” who thinks she rules the roost (and likes to ignore people). BUT, she was nice enough to pose for the featured image, so I’ll cut her some slack. […]

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Weathering the Storm

Not much required,To get through the storm,Here’s advice I was given in life:Drive a modest abode, Keep the tank full of gas,Ne’er forget…Your Swiss Army knife. So… maybe I’m NOT the sharpest tool in the shed. It’s the 19th of April and I’ve just learned (via Google) what NaPoWriMo stands for! With just 11 days […]

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Good Ol’ Days

Since I’m still excited about personalized portraits (and waiting for my next victim) I thought I’d play around with a new style this weekend. This one’s an old family photograph that’s been circulating in my “circle.” The original was scanned, and pretty small, so the task was to figure out how to keep it from […]

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Stay in Your Own Square

Birds on a roof

I am easily amused. A cheap date, so to speak. It takes very little to keep me happy. This morning I splurged and purchased a new program, for my “loaner” laptop, called Smart Photo Editor. A blogger/photographer that I follow had mentioned it in an old post, and I’ve been waiting for the right time […]

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Can’t Touch This

MC Hammer

The 90’s had grit, MC Hammer Shoutin’ Out, Too legit to Quit. I couldn’t resist! Written for Ronovan Write Haiku Challenge: Grit & Quit Peace & Love everyone…….

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Giant Fruit

If people could shrink, Food would last so much longer. That’s just what I think. Written for the Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Shrink & Think That was a tough Haiku! There was no getting around those two words without using some kind of humor. It’s not my favorite, but it DOES go with the featured […]

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Words of Advice

How to stick to your goals no matter what— 1. Stick to them. 2. No matter what. Word of the Day Challenge: Advice

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The Quest

They came in droves and they filled the store, Faces straight, they were on a quest. Carts overflowing, non-perishables, That they’d safely keep in their nest. An innocent act, at first it seemed, But some… oh they failed the test. They bought, and they bought, and they piled it HIGH, Leaving nothing, not a stitch, […]

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Knock Knock

Who’s there? Banana. Banana who? Banana split so ice screamed! With all of my talk about eating, I thought some “food humor” was in order—accompanied by a free Pexels image. I’ve been wanting to share some of the information I’m discovering out there—tips and tricks or what have you—but I’ve held off for fear that […]

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Road Rage

Cartoon

I’m at the end of Day 3 and I’ve had an enlightening afternoon. I thought I’d write down a few tidbits before bed. I’ve been hyper focused on food—and the fact that I want to eat healthy—but all that focus really does is make me want to eat. Next week part of my plan will […]

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One Eye Open

Hawk on a Pole

On a beautiful day, as I scout the land… I keep one eye open, my lens in my hand. I look down, I look up, and then what do I see? A beautiful creature… who is prospecting ME!

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Unusual Umbrellas

colorful umbrellas

The mind is like an umbrella; it functions best when open. Walter Gropius

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My 3 Keys to Happiness

Happiness. What a great word. I perused the web to see what people had to say about the “Keys to Happiness.” It was an interesting experiment, because everyone had different opinions. People have their own ideas about what makes them happy, or what happiness even means. That being said, I decided it would be fun […]

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Is Fear Surreal?

FEAR has Two Meanings: Forget Everything and Run… …or Face Everything and Rise. A quote by Zig Ziglar I think there may be a third option. Be still. Because maybe, like this woman seems to realize, there is nothing to fear—but fear itself. 🙂 Image created for Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Surreal

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Sneakers: Family Portrait

It’s been REALLY hot this week. I’ve been spending my time inside, trying to stay cool—and thinking of ways to be creative. I went through my archives, looking for ways to use old images in new ways. I stumbled on an old family photograph, and I couldn’t help but notice that the whole clan was […]

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What am I?

Beauty is all around me, To see, taste, smell and feel. This collage of golden flowers, Sits before me as I kneel. When I pray to the Almighty, The colors swirl about my head. Then snuggle around my body, Keeping me warm… inside my bed.

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