Tag Archives: nature

Savage Sunset [flash 105]

Coastal sunset
Photo by Artem Saranin from Pexels

This part of the coast wasn’t gentle and calm, but rough and wild, too dangerous to surf. Boulders rose out of the water like majestic dragon spines and broken glass littered the shoreline. She found the scene appealing, for it matched her savage mood. She had no desire for her fierce energy to go back into hiding; she wanted to nurture it to its fullest potential. Would that lead to her ruin? She didn’t know. But she would now attempt to live as she pleased, no matter the outcome. As the fiery sun sank into the swirling sea, she knew it was time to begin.

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Written for Fiction in a Flash #33.

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Vanishing Point

Doggie with leaves
Rory, by Sam Karp

Petals fall like rain

Trees shiver in autumn winds

Loyalty abides

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Written for Cee’s B&W photo challenge.

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Be Here Now

Butterfly on flower

Can’t find my way home:

Fluttered too fast and too far.

Yet, beauty abounds.

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Written for Go Dog Go Café’s haiku prompt about being lost without using “lost.”

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Monochrome Ocean

Monochrome ocean
The view from Alcatraz, November 2019

My thoughts spun wildly,
So I went down to the sea;
The waves rolled in mellow,
The tide tinged with green.
I absorbed the energy
Of calmness and peace,
Nourished by the easy,
Salt-laden breeze.

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Written for Cee and Jez (water photo prompts).

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Inauguration Week Share

Bitmoji world

Melanie starts our week off right with a new set of Q’s…

1. Why do we dream?

I consider it a data dump… to get rid of all the bits and pieces of broken code that float around our minds.

2. Do you think a person’s name influences the person they become?

No.

3. Does hardship make a person stronger? (example: What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger)

Sometimes. Being a lonely child forced me to find ways to enjoy things by myself, which turns out to be a strength. I’m glad I’m not needy for companionship. But hardship can also make you more fragile, like if you were deprived of proper nutrition or medical care…

3. Why do we judge ourselves by our intentions, but judge others by their actions?

Because we are all hypocrites! But seriously it makes survival sense to favor oneself and one’s family over others. I don’t actually see a problem with this most of the time, at least in public. Engage in berating yourself or your spouse in the privacy of your home…

4. GRATITUDE SECTION (Always Optional) Feel free to share some gratitude in the form of images, photos or writing. Thanks!

Crystal Cove
Grateful for nearby Crystal Cove 💙

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The Monday Peeve 71

TMP

Smiles and positive posts are all well and good, but sometimes I need to vent a bit. How about you? That’s what The Monday Peeve is all about, a chance to blow off a little steam at the beginning of the week, so then we can go merrily on our way once again (hah). I’ll pick a topic that’s on my mind, but you can vent about whatever you please, here in comments or on your own blog. Grab the photo, use the TMP tag, link back to me (or not), and Bob’s yer uncle. I do reserve the right to delete any links that offend my delicate sensibilities. So far, none have, but it could happen. I have feelings!

Wow, I feel all peeved out after my last rant; maybe I should have saved it for today. How about Santa Ana winds though? They trigger migraines and dry out my skin something fierce. More are coming tomorrow. 🙁 That seems peeve-worthy! No reason we can’t get annoyed about weather ~ some annoyances have no solution and that’s okay.

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Desktop Seabird

Desktop seabird

Cee challenges us to share our desktop, so that is mine on my new laptop. I took this pic at Crystal Cove a few years ago when my daughter and her hubby visited. Today, I went to Crystal Cove with my roomie and took a bunch of new pics, some of which are good. Funny thing, I didn’t even know about the challenge when I went this morning.

If you’re thinking I have nothing on this computer, you’d be wrong. I have loads of documents and photos here, but they are all organized into folders and filed away neatly, which makes them easier to find later. I don’t like things cluttering up my desktop and it drives me nuts when I can’t find something.

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Weekend Sky 2

Irvine sunset

I took these from my office on Wednesday to use for the Weekend Sky prompt. I thought they turned out really well.

Here’s an alternate layout…

Irvine sunset

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Sausalito

Sausalito

Here’s my contribution to Jez’s water photo prompt. This picture was taken in 2014 when I visited my daughters in NorCal. Such a great day. Miss my girls! 💖💖

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Weekend Sky 1

Saturday sunset

I’m happy to have found this lovely prompt from Hammad. It’s especially perfect for today, since I’m unmotivated to write.

Tonight’s sunset is mellow, which matches my mood. The weekend is quiet and gentle, no drama. A good start to the new year.

I’ll be posting more Weekend Sky shots in the future. ☀️

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