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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

B for ABC Wednesday


My garden is a fictional plot. At no time have I considered myself to be proficient in identifying or growing any green thing. Or any other colored thing, for that matter. You might remember a few years back when I was totally excited about the first tiny green tomato that grew from its upside down plant. What an experience that was.

Somewhere along the way, a daughter bought this gorgeous begonia because I drooled, ever so slightly, and...after all, what's a daughter to do when she knows her mother wants something?

Unfortunately, the plant lasted only long enough for a few photos but I can still see those leaves which looked air brushed with metallic paint and the tiny blossoms which had more appeal than a chocolate-covered cherry. I'd never seen anything like it and don't expect I'll run into another one in this lifetime. Absolutely beautiful.

 I checked the American Begonia Society site and decided it might be of the 'rex' family. What do you think?


My first NaNoWriMo Novel can be found in iBooks on iTunes. Isn't that amazing?

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Haiku for Magpie Tales #75

Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales offers this week's visual prompt for writers.

skinny wheels
carry street rider
stellar sight    

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A for ABC Wednesday

aberuncator: long tool for pruning tall branches

Sometimes it's hard to learn new words. I'm not sure how long it will take me to learn to ask for this particular tool by its real name rather than, 'Yanno, that thing you use to cut the 'suckers' on the pear tree that grow straight toward the sky before draping themselves over the wires that connect me to the real world. '  

Aw, there's so much to learn, so little time.

Oh, come on. You knew this word, didn't you? I'm probably the only person who uses my hands to describe what an aberuncator does instead of using my mouth to name it. 

 Letter created at Scribbler

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Haiku for Magpie Tales #74

Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales offers the following image as this week's writerly prompt!

Chessie whistling
his recycled catcall

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Haiku for Magpie Tales

Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales offers this image as writing prompt #73.

People of Chilmark, Thomas Hart Benton, 1920

sailing city streets
in manacles and skull caps
future held at bay

Running with Scissors, my first novel is available now at iTunes.

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Z for ABC Wednesday

Zabuton is a flattish Japanese cushion used for comfort while kneeling or sitting.

It's best to have one ready before you crawl under the patio table on hands and knees to insert the umbrella pole into its stand. Concrete is not conducive to knee health. I'm planning to be better prepared next time.

Do you keep a zabuton handy for those times when you're on your knees or when you must sit for a bit on hard surfaces?

 A Watercolor

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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Y for ABC Wednesday

yantra - geometrical diagram designed as a meditation aid. This resembles the definition of mandala combined with mantra. At any rate, I can use all the help I can find for getting my mind into a meditational state and away from monkey mind.

yogibogeybox - materials used by a spiritualist I don't make it up, I just report it. There's not much more fun than words. Those which are rare and encase a giggle are such great finds. Have you ever seen this word?

A fractal image.
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Monday, July 04, 2011

van Gogh for Magpie Tales #72

Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales offers this prompt for writers.

flaming purple peaks
settle into lupine lines
his canvas of death

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