For this challenge, I am sharing some photos of students in between classes. The pictures were taken in December. I was getting winter tired by then and did not have the spunk to post photos that had to do with snow. Considering that the temperatures hereabouts are already starting to sizzle, I thought that the OFF -SEASON theme gives me the perfect chance to share this little tidbits of student life. :-)
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And last, here is something that does not belong to the group but I am including nonetheless just because it is out-of-season –


though shopping never really goes off-season, or does it? :-)

Thanks for coming by.  Happy weekend.



SLENDER BLUE-EYED GRASS (for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Purple)

These  lovely little wildflowers grow in the meadows.  Though they are just a tad bigger than a dime and grow alongside taller grass, Slender Blue-eyed flowers are easy to spot because of their purplish color and elegant bearing.
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showy, grand
blooming, bopping, beckoning
calming the weary eyes

real, timeless
mesmerizing, comforting, blessing
desire of every heart

Clematis 5Nothing can be more vivid than a Clematis in full bloom.  The flowers that fill the plant from top to bottom are sure to attract attention.  When the Clematis in our front yard is in bloom, passersby do take notice. :-)

Thank you for dropping by. :-)





LilacA cloud hangs above my head
– of lilac swaying in the breeze
I am not afraid of the rain
spraying petals   on my hair.

Thunder rolls from the woods to the fields
– of birds twittering in the trees
I am not afraid of the storm
tinkling like piano keys.

Tide pools around my feet
– of bluets glittering in an emerald sea
I am not afraid of the tide
sowing stars among the weeds.


Linking with dVerse Poets’ Pub’s Poetics: Microworld Poetry


Swallowtail and dandelionI rushed by a field

of drooping dandelions

seeing  nothing ’til

a swallowtail flitted by

with a spray of pixie dust.


I have no travel photo to share, but I have photos from my (figurative) journeys from day to day.  Often,  I complain about its ordinariness then get struck how the beautiful the mundane can be.  Today, I was crossing the field chasing after my children who went off to see the skeleton of a deer.   I’ve crossed the field so many times, I almost do not see it until I noticed the butterfly.

I chose a tanka to accompany this photo because it goes well with my current (literary) mood and situation.  These days, I have difficulty stringing words and ideas together.  The simplicity and  succinctness  of the form makes it very appealing.  I like the fact that in a few syllables, I could express myself poetically. :-)


For:  WPC:  ON THE WAY and dVERSE:  Prosody with Bryan Ens.