Prince Snow Farm


{Day 31} 31 Days of Writing Challenge


I learned SO MUCH during this challenge! Honestly, I never dreamed it could transform my way of thinking about writing. I started out without a plan, thinking I would just write about whatever came to mind. I faltered, and started a daily installment of fiction. But I became a bit greedy. "That's mine!", I thought. I wanted to keep it for me, no one else, so I removed it. I think the process of writing is so personal, that  I didn't want it shared until finished. So then I started choosing a sort of random photo daily, and had a great time writing free verse poetry. This was so far away from my usual writing, yet it felt pure and right, and freeing. But then life kicked me in the rear, and I was exhausted, and trying to fit in all of the things that HAD to be done. Like feeding kids and driving to practices, and prepping math lessons.

So I have spent a few days playing "catch up".And I did it! And it feels good.

So here's what I learned:

I am a hopeless dreamer.

Nature is my truest connection to this world.

I need to tap into my creative side, now more than ever. 

I WILL pursue my writing and photography.

That little girl above in the picture hasn't changed much in her love of flowers and gardens and all things pretty. (Please forgive the orange and pink.)

Life is fast, and I need to find more time for writing, or I truly will have regrets.

So look for LOTS more writing as autumn turns to winter. I hope you will join me and encourage me in my quest to transition careers over the next few years. 


{Day 30} 31 Days of Writing Challenge - CATBIRD

The first moment
I saw you I knew

I knew you were here
To watch over me.

You added comfort to
The season, waiting for me by the porch door
And then following me to the garden.

You truly brought me peace as you
Waited so patiently on the fencepost
Or close by on the apple tree.

Farewell my friend, my protector, my confidante.
See you next spring
When the grass is green.


{Day 29} 31 Days of Writing Challenge THE ICE PRINCESS

The Ice Princess

The Ice Princess danced
Across the field last night.
She flew low across the grasses in the meadow
And embraced the maple.
But when she reached the garden
I think she paused,  at least for a moment,
And then she took her icy wand
And tucked it in her billowing robe
And decorated each petal of each flower
With a kiss from her silvery lips.


{Day 28} 31 Days of Writing Challenge - A SEED

A Seed

Seeds hide
In the most glorious places.
Right before our noses they
Camouflage themselves so cleverly.
A pine cone hangs innocently
From a branch…
Gathered for a winter craft,
Eaten by a soon to be resting animal…
And some, the ones that nature allows,
 land effortlessly
on a dampened piece of earth,
Perfectly sheltered from the wind.
And the cycle endures.


{Day 27} 31 Days of Writing Challenge - LIGHTHOUSE


Climbing on the rocks
Flying kites
Watching the boats
Summer picnics
A gentle sunrise
A fire-lit sunset
Beautiful protector


{Day 26} 31 Days of Writing Challenge - NATURE


A first glance
Does not truly show
The details.

A zoom lens, a careful eye,
Only then can we see what
Distance had kept tucked in the shadows.

Perhaps this view was meant only for the pollinators,
A thank you gift for a job well-done.

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