A #Colorado Spring – A #Tanka

Welcome to my contribution to my weekly #Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge. This week, I tweaked the prompt word of "fire" to "fiery," and I left the word "rain." Both words have many connotations. Depending on how you use your synonyms you can alter the meaning of your Tanka poetry in many ways. Don't be afraid to … Continue reading A #Colorado Spring – A #Tanka


I had to share my great news! I never win at contests or drawings… but today I did! I won an Amazon Gift Card! Author, Lorinda J. Taylor Meet Lorinda J. Taylor, the author of: The Termite Queen, Vol I, The Speaking of the Dead, and The Termite Queen, Vol II, The Wound That Has … Continue reading I WON!

Colorado Garden Update July 2016

Just as I promised back in early June, here is the status of my Colorado gardening experiment. The other day, we got this cool sign to hang in our living room. I really love it! I am learning much about the climate and elevation. I spoke with a neighbor the other day and she was … Continue reading Colorado Garden Update July 2016

The Summer Heat Descends – A Haiku

It's the time of the week I love! The RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #103 Summer&Fun! This week the words are summer and fun. Early summer in Colorado has been spectacular. The days are warm, and the nights are cool. We have only used our air conditioner once so far. I love these nights with … Continue reading The Summer Heat Descends – A Haiku

Distance… Over Yonder!

Hugh's Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 26 – Distance is all about choosing a photo that shows an object that is in the distance. Maybe it's a building or a wonderful view that contains an interesting object or scene that, although it is in the distance, shows up really well in the photo? Maybe you can spot … Continue reading Distance… Over Yonder!

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 24 – Hats

Hats come in all sorts of shapes and styles and, for this week's challenge, Hugh would like to see what hats you can share with us. Maybe it's the baseball cap you wear to protect the top of your head from the sun or a thick wooly bobble hat that keeps your head warm during cold winter … Continue reading Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 24 – Hats

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 22 – “Group”

For this week’s photo challenge from Hugh’s Views and News, we are to show what “Group” means to you. Maybe it’s a pop group or a group of people all of whom have something in common? Maybe it’s a group of animals or a group of objects in a store? Want to join the fun? … Continue reading Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 22 – “Group”

Solitude – Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge

Hugh, from Hugh's Views and News, asked for examples of solitude. That I got… Solitude at Pensacola Beach Solitude along a country road The solitude of a Colorado Highway I hope you enjoyed my interpretation of solitude. Many thanks to Hugh for sponsoring such a fun photo event! I love it. Do you want to … Continue reading Solitude – Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge

Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 7 – Funny or Strange Signs

Hugh, from Hugh's Views and News, asks us to share a funny or strange sign in his photo challenge this week: This is a photo of our second oldest daughter, Mary pointing to the sign above which reads, "Batteries for Everything!" We had a good laugh over this one because I never have batteries when … Continue reading Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 7 – Funny or Strange Signs