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Creative Juice #237

Creative Juice #237

Beauty and fun.

Kammie’s Oddball Challenge: Climb, Little Vine

Arbor vine

So here’s the thing: last year, the arbor vine that draped over our pool pump fence died off, and I cut it down to the ground. But sprouts came up from the roots, and a couple of months ago, I tied some strings between them and the fence, hoping they’d twine around and find their way up. So far, no progress, but I have my fingers crossed. Here’s what they look like when they bloom:

More Oddballs.

Flower of the Day: Emu


More Flowers of the Day.

Wordless Wednesday: Mystery Plant

Mystery plant

NaPoWriMo Day Six


Today’s prompt is Go to a book you love. Find a short line that strikes you. Make that line the title of your poem. Write a poem inspired by the line. Then, after you’ve finished, change the title completely.

The line I selected is:

The sun hovered near the horizon in a final kiss before sinking ever lower. ~ from End of the Road by Karen Michelle Nut.

The Final Kiss

a busy but uneventful day ends
a fatigued me watches the sparse clouds turn golden and pink and red
against the violet sky

as the sun sinks lower
a sliver of moon appears
Venus (or is it an airplane) shines like a beacon

a swarm of stars like fireflies
twinkle across the fading purple of the heavens
and the corona lingers against the horizon 
delivering a good-night kiss
before sliding out of sight


Happy Easter


I just had to share how pretty my neighbor’s yard looks:


Creative Juice #236

Creative Juice #236

Some of these links will improve your creativity; some will improve your life.

Kammie’s Oddball Challenge: A Trick of Sunlight

Trick of sunlight

One evening, I noticed the edge of this post in our block wall glowing. It was catching a sliver of light from the sun, which was approaching the horizon.

More Oddballs.

CBWC: Triangles and Squares

This structure supports a sunscreen over a ramada in a park.
Although from this angle they look like rectangles, I assure you that the business areas of this checkerboard table are indeed squares.

More offerings for Cee’s Black and White Challenge can be found in this post and its comments.

Wordless Wednesday: Lotsa Lemons

Lotsa lemons