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Haiku Friday – HOPE & UP

12 Aug

Welcome! Happy Haiku Friday all!

Hope and Up are this week’s prompt words chosen by Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes.

Ron hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge every Monday, and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your haiku poem. He is an author and poet and also does author interviews and much more on his blog. Be sure to check it out. Read Ron’s Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.

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Hope the world changes

Hope for a healthy planet

Hope mankind will rise

If we don’t act now

Alone Earth will keep spinning

She does not need us

It is man that shall perish

Our dry bones lost in the dark

~Vashti Q

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Kevin Spacey is one of my favorite actors. In the video below he gives voice to the rainforest in a way that only he can. I love it. Click play and enjoy the short video.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Haiku Friday – Fresh & Wind

17 Jun

Happy Friday everyone! Welcome to Haiku Friday. Today’s prompt words provided by Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes are Fresh and Wind. Here’s what I came up with . . .

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Illustration by Anna Steinbauer (depingo-DeviantART)

What If Mother Nature Wanted A Fresh Start?

The earth would tremble

The sea would devour whole lands

Wind would rise to cleanse

Existence of man buried

In Mother Earth’s new vestment

 

Ron hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge every Monday, and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your haiku poem. He is an author and poet and also does author interviews and much more on his blog. Be sure to check it out. Read Ron’s Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.

Writers Quote Wednesday – FANTASY

4 May

Colleen Chesebro is a writer, poet, and book reviewer. She hosts an inspiring event every Wednesday on her blog, Silver Threading, called Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge. Anyone can participate by choosing a quote by a favorite writer then, write a short piece of flash fiction or poetry to share with us all. You can include photos, photo quotes, or anything else that helps to highlight your quote. Have fun with it! This week’s theme is FANTASY.

I’m so excited about the upcoming movie, ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass‘ starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway . . . and a bunch others. A stellar cast. And talk about Fantasy.

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Meet the Cast of Alice Through the Looking Glass

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Come away with me

Drift in Fantasy’s colors

Escape this gray world

Check out the trailer for Alice Through the Looking Glass . . .

Why I Think This World Should End

19 Sep

Some of you read the title to this post and were probably shocked by it. It isn’t like me––an optimist––to post something like this. It isn’t what you think. I watched this video and it moved me to tears. There’s so much truth in his words. Some people will be offended––the truth offends some people. If I offend you it’s not what I wanted. I believe this video should be watched and shared. You let me know what you think in the comments below.

 

Why I Think This World Should End 

YouTube – Prince Ea

 

If you don’t know what ‘twerking’ is, look here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Love Animals!

13 Sep
Whale by Brian Skerry (Photograph)

Whale by Brian Skerry (Photograph)

 

I just got a puppy, and I’d like to introduce you to the new addition to my family. His name is ‘Scribbles’ and he’s a Pomeranian with a rare wolf sable color. I had forgotten how active puppies can be. He has me running in circles, but boy, do I love this little guy––already!

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Scribbles

So in honor of Scribbles, I decided to write a post about animals. I love people, I really do, but sometimes I wonder if I don’t love animals more. Everyone who knows me well knows that I have great affection and respect for animals. I even incorporate them into my stories.

 

 

I found this online, and I thought it would be invaluable information for any dog owner.

 

Interview With A Dog

the silence is broken

 

We asked a dog to pull aside the shroud of secrecy and be interviewed. He asked that his name not be used, but for the good of all dogs he agreed to share these ten insights with humans.

 

1) My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you will be painful to me. Remember that before you buy me.

 

2) Give me some time to understand what you want from me.

 

3) Place your trust in me. It’s crucial to my well-being.

 

4) Don’t be angry with me for long, and don’t isolate me as punishment. You have your work, your entertainment and your friends. I only have you.

 

5) Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understand your words––I understand your voice.

 

6) Be aware that however you treat me, I will not be able to forget it.

 

7) Remember before you hit me that I have powerful teeth, but I choose not to use them.

 

8) Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate or lazy, ask yourself if something might be wrong with me. Perhaps I’m not getting the right food, or I’ve been out in the sun too long, or my heart is getting older and weaker.

 

9) Take care of me when I get old. You’ll be old one day.

 

10) Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say: “I can’t watch, it’s too painful.” Everything is easier when you are with me.

 

               And through it all:

                 Remember that I love you. 

 

Here are some more reasons I love animals so much:

In a world lacking empathy and compassion animals put us humans to shame. 

True compassion: Elephants are among the most emotional creatures in the world. They have been known to rescue other animals.

True compassion: Elephants are among the most emotional creatures in the world. They have been known to rescue other animals.

Watch this video 

 

 

Animals are so loving and affectionate.   They each have their own personality and they know how to express themselves.

Sweet Capybaras

Sweet Capybaras

 

 

 

Donkeys

Donkeys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Someone was very missed.

Someone was missed a whole lot!

Gorilla admiring the beauty of a butterfly.

Gorilla admiring the beauty of a butterfly.

 

 

 

 

leopard

Peek-A-Boo

kitty cat enjoying the sun's rays

Kitty enjoying the sun’s rays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) Strike a pose! Ha,ha!

Blue Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) Strike a pose! Ha,ha!

 

 

 

 

 

Smooches

Kisses for baby.

 

 

 

 

 

 

lion and dog

Bffs

Someone has to do it . . .

Someone has to do it . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animals enjoy nature more than we do.

thirsty little humming bird

Nothing like cooling off after a long flight.

 

 

 

 

Weeee!

Weeee!

 

 

 

 

 

When was the last time you enjoyed a sunset?

When was the last time you enjoyed a sunset

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying the flowers

Enjoying the flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look at me mommy!

Look what I can do mommy!

 

 

 

 

Ahhh! Fresh powder!

Arctic Fox – Ahhh! Fresh powder! That’s snow for all you non-skiers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animals are funny and entertaining.

chomp

Never give up! We could learn a lesson from this little turtle.

no drinking and flying

Hey! No drinking and flying!

smooch-baby-giraffe

Moooom! Not in front of the humans!

panda bear playing in the snow snooping around sloth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anteater (Vermilingua) – They say red wine is good for the heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'll be here all night, folks!

I’ll be here all night, folks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The animal kingdom is amazing! Check out these unique creatures.

The Blue Footed Boobie

The Blue Footed Boobie

Ghost Bat

Ghost Bat

Pangolin

Pangolin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tardigrade a.k.a. Water Bear

Tardigrade a.k.a. Water Bear