art, note cards, Poetry

Changing of the Wardrobe

Time is moving along so quickly. In less than two weeks we’ll be at the official beginning of summer…though it still feels like early to mid spring here most days with lots of cool rainy weather. At least there are no fires! One of my semi-annual tasks is the changing of the wardrobe, when I… Continue reading Changing of the Wardrobe

Religious, senryu, Shadorma, Spiritual Journey Thursday

“Summer” and “read” are synonyms (Spiritual Journey Thursday)

Summer. Even saying the word makes me feel good. I think the magic of this season is so much a part me because of the rhythms of school ingrained from childhood. From my earliest memories it has always been ten months of school (September to June), two months of summer holidays (July and August)—the standard… Continue reading “Summer” and “read” are synonyms (Spiritual Journey Thursday)

nature, Poetry Friday

Farewell to Summer (Goodnight Moon)

I did it! I wrote a short poem for every day of the summer. A notebook in my Evernote app called “2017 Summer Shorts Poems” now holds 93 of this summer's daily photos and their accompanying verses. That I even completed this amazes me. But that I enjoyed it to the last day amazes even… Continue reading Farewell to Summer (Goodnight Moon)

Form poems, People, Poetry Friday

Fleeting

Fleeting Magic morning light paints me Yellow Submarine bell bottoms © 2017 by V. Nesdoly (All rights reserved) *************** This is my Summer Shorts poem for July 30th, when the Capture Your 365 (#CY365) photo prompt was Fleetiing. For those who don’t remember those wonderful Beatles days and the art style that was all the… Continue reading Fleeting

nature, Poetry Friday

Where I Stand

My summer poem project has given me a lot of joy… and it’s far from over. As I mentioned yesterday, I’m working on Summer Shorts, a project that combines my love of photography with my desire for poetry to be part of everyday life. Summer Shorts is writing a short poem a day, every day… Continue reading Where I Stand

Objects, Personal, Poetry Friday

Ghostly visible

Ghostly visible as winter’s “Fresh Blueberries” summer’s Christmas scene © 2017 by Violet Nesdoly *********** I photographed the Christmas scene above last August when we were visiting the kids up north. I wondered how many times I had passed it and not even seen it. It made me think of other things we see and… Continue reading Ghostly visible

Kids, light, Poetry Friday

Parade!

Parade—band, balloons horses, bulls, flags, floats, tractors and candy vultures! © 2017 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved) *********** It’s parade season! These photos were taken last year when we were visiting the kids/grandkids in Dawson Creek. The Friday noon parade introduced a weekend of rodeo fun! For more poetry fun, visit Poetry Friday, hosted… Continue reading Parade!

Kids, People, Personal, Poetry Friday

Thirteenth Summer

Thirteenth Summer It wasn’t that I could not get up the nerve to water-ski or that I hated myself in a bathing suit It was bare feet of tanned twins next to mine in that Waskesiu boat smoothly brown as Indian princesses nails polished the pink of shells beside my pasty sandaled peasants that made… Continue reading Thirteenth Summer

Form poems, nature, People, Poetry Friday, Tanka

Dunsmuir Garden

Dunsmuir Garden Hollyhocks, apples, lavender, lettuce, Swiss chard love close company. Friendships grow across the fence-- thriving in community. © 2016 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved) ************ I haven't had a garden of pretties and edibles for some years now. We're not allowed to grow food plants in the garden beds of our townhouse.… Continue reading Dunsmuir Garden