Cinquain Found In Nature

Bird song Called me from dreams To greet the day at dawn, With scent of dew on morning lawn: Incense. ~ River, You fascinate. My soul delights to sit And feel the rush of life within Your heart. ~ Mountain Of solid rock, Unmoved by elements, Yet helpless in man’s drive to build Highways. ~Continue reading “Cinquain Found In Nature”

Friday Fictioneers – 6/6/14 — ‘Home’

  Friday Fictioneers, here I come again. Now, the rest of you can sit around with Doug with your feet propped up if you want to, but I’m going exploring for an ancient city. Anybody else who would like to try your hand at creating a 100-word story based on the unique picture below –Continue reading “Friday Fictioneers – 6/6/14 — ‘Home’”

Friday Fictioneers – 3/7/14 — You Can’t Go Home Again

Well, another week has rolled around, and that means another Friday Fictioneers 100-word story challenge. This whole week, the number 1 has not worked on my computer keyboard. I have to take special pains to get it to type onto the page. So I got to thinking that perhaps I could use that as anContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers – 3/7/14 — You Can’t Go Home Again”

Bob’s Frameable Keepers Challenge — Comin’ Round the Bend

Well, it’s “Lingering Visions’” fault.  I saw her photo for this challenge, and it was so beautiful that I had to stop and gaze at it.  That’s when I realized she was talking about Bob and his challenge. I hopped on over to Bob’s place, and the site itself is a work of art andContinue reading “Bob’s Frameable Keepers Challenge — Comin’ Round the Bend”


Have you ever watched sunlight caress a mountain? It moves over it slowly … steadily … possessively … eventually spreading its light and warmth into every possible crevice. It rests there as long as possible … moving away unwillingly … continuing to stretch itself … reaching out with lingering fingers of light … trying toContinue reading “Touched”

The Great Smoky Mountains — A Little Bit of Heaven on Earth

I had to post this simply because it is my favorite place on the face of this earth.  I got to spend a very little time there again last week.  It is not only my favorite place to be, but it is also the place where my entire “Smoky Mountain Novel Series” was born severalContinue reading “The Great Smoky Mountains — A Little Bit of Heaven on Earth”