Most times, when we walk through the dark toward the light,
we find something uplifting.
Trap me! (Yes, I dare you)
in deceptive woven lace
woo me with your splendor
inside that dark, confining space
Sing me love songs, buy me jewels
rubies, silver, gold
make your smile seem bona fide
and all the truth? Withhold!
But know this
Just when you thought you’ve caught me
in luring ropes, beware!
look closer in your tangled web
You’ll find it’s empty there
(Photo and poetry by C. Dennis-Willingham)
Will you row beside me on a lake layered blue
To glide past the mountains in calm solitude
Through ripples of water, a quiet bouquet
just thoughts, without words in a silent buffet
Where worry dissolves with each stroke of the oar
And Nature brings peace, and the soul it restores
— by C. Dennis-Willingham
Weekly Photo Prompt: Waiting to park. Image taken from the car’s rear-view camera.
Funny how, when a friend comes to town, you experience your home city with new eyes. So, when my friend Derick came to town, I broke my routine and did something I hadn’t done in a long while.
We hiked up Mount Bonnell, and viewed the Austin skyline.
Then off to Contemporary Austin Laguna Gloria to visit nature and sculptures. And nature through sculptures.
We followed the paths …
And discovered a beautiful mermaid …
and a renewed passion for nature.
Oh, and as a friend once told me in Florence, NEVER FORGET TO LOOK UP!
On the first day of vacation, I rented this beaut. Her gears were limited but her determination was great.
Her basket remained empty, the backpack strapped to my body. Together, “Townie” and I headed up.
I stopped a few times to dismount and push Townie upward.
Sometimes, I would stop to take pictures (like this one) …
to remind me how far I had traveled away from town.
Once, I stopped to take a flower-selfie:
I continued my climb.
When I reached my goal, there was nothing left to do but zip down, view the geese in the wetlands …
and park my bike at the Corner in front of the rental store.
It was time to say goodbye to the basket with the invisible Toto, and to the bike itself.
With three clicks of my heels, the week had passed. Home was waiting.
Weekly photo prompt: Corner
Me, my camera, and nature = Bliss.
A Solitary moment.
Daily Word Prompt