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susan-sonnen's picture
Nov.24.2013
The elegance is something that must be whispered and not shouted. ~ Dario Spadea Pandolfi   The Natural World I recallSitting by a creekWith barely a halfInch of Water Flow Softly making Its way over rocksOf various colors,All neutral,Natural,SoothingTo view. When I pickedThem up,MoistAnd...
dixie-swanson's picture
Sep.05.2013
  How hard is it to do these simple things?   Put the model and serial number of your computer in a READABLE FONT on the back of it? Put the 5,237 characters of a Microsoft Key in a readable font on the back of a computer? There’s plenty of real estate going unused. Give online...
annette-talbert's picture
Jan.08.2013
Lavender-gray clouds fill the sky. They look painted on a canvas, with shadows and lines. Overlays of apricot, pale turquoise, and pink bring the bare black branches of the trees into stark relief. There is tremendous beauty to be found in the sky. The sun is a pale lozenge of yellow, and light...
deborah-lindquist's picture
Sep.17.2012
Autumn is a season when spectacular color is everywhere. Nature especially enjoys showing off what it's capable of in the fall. The tones in the trees make me want to stop and notice just how many colors can be in one leaf. I love color and love using it -- hope you do, too. With that in mind,...
keiko-amano's picture
Sep.04.2012
    Under a Driftwood Arch     The sound of ocean waves white plumes atop the bride’s hair they hold hands under a driftwood arch crowned with sunflowers abalone shells make a path log benches flanking each side one photographer zooms in another, a few feet behind red beard...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Jul.15.2012
  July 15   THE RAINBOW     “What is with that look of concentration?” asked my sponsor. “I am trying to see the gray.” “The gray?” she queried. “Yes, I heard at the meeting that between black and white there is a lot of gray.” “Ah.  Well, my darling, I don’t want you to...
belle-yang's picture
May.03.2012
I've mistakenly posted this in a blog.  So be it.  It was a curiously painstaking process of working on a Mandarin reader for English speakers.  My editor, who is an English speaker, was wonderful in her guidance, even when we were having trouble communicating her English similes...
louise-young's picture
Dec.22.2011
  Today, on the first day of winter, the river is almost entirely sealed in ice.  The few stretches of open water -- black as midnight, long and attenuated with comet's tail seams of scarred new frost on either end -- are bordered by ice as thick as my wrist.  I stand less than a...
christine-bottaro's picture
Dec.28.2010
Since November when I wandered off to Hawaii and back again, I have noticed Christmas colors gradually seep into the vistas and fine details of Honolulu and Hanalei and back again to San Juan Bautista, Monterey and Carmel.  Reflections of ochre and forest greens shine in window panes, wet streets...
maura-ennenga's picture
Mar.17.2010
   I knew it to be truly spring when the alchemy of the season blasted my senses. The Sky was a hue of blue with a tail of white stripes. The smell of mud and crunch of icy snow outlined by dirt crackled loudly.  Spring makes you breathe, you want to inhale the lovely signs of life before your...