Autumn Approach

The late heather blooms
In wild array, scent chill fogs
Fall’s breeze, through mists, bogs
Take hold of moors, mount the heights,
Stay, watch summer’s sweet demise.


Image attribution: wikipedia
Written for Jude's The Saturday Symphony #13:"Rhythm of Autumn" 
-- Let us go retro this week and share a thought on the season, with rhyme and flow.
Sammi's Weekend Writing Prompt: Using the word "Heather" write prose or poem in exactly 27 words

Share Your World/FOTD 9-14-2020

We’re into week six of SYW’s two-parter, with Share Your World meeting the world of Harry Potter and answering Melanie’s muggle-themed queries alongside those of Roger this time with The Half-Blood Prince in mind. Check out everyone’s answers and join in.

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Hey, Howsabout a Hug?

Blogging Insights:

Dr. Tanya asks: Do you think that comments add value to a blog post? If so, how?

My opinion on this given in a nutshell?

Take it from me in this silly doggerel:

It’s been six feet this and six feet that

Far too long and there’s no end in sight

But a blog’s been the same for a’ this & a’ that

No need to distance because of a blight;

Don’t shrug, give a hug, leave a comment below

Just to let the blogger know he’s a good fellow. 😉

To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!

Proverbs 15: 23

Share Your World 9-7-2020

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

We’re into week five of SYW’s two-parter, with Share Your World meeting the world of Harry Potter. We’re answering Melanie’s muggle-themed queries alongside those of Roger, this time with The Order of the Phoenix in mind. Check out everyone’s answers and join in.

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Share Your World 8-31-2020

We’re into week four of SYW’s two-parter, with Share Your World meeting the world of Harry Potter. We’re answering Melanie’s muggle-themed queries alongside those of Roger, this time invoking The Goblet of Fire. Check out everyone’s answers and join in.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

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Share Your World 8-24-2020

We’re into week three of SYW’s two-parter, with Share Your World meeting the world of Harry Potter. We’re answering Melanie’s muggle-themed queries alongside those of Roger, this time invoking The Prisoner of Azkaban, my favorite of the HP movies. Thus the random, compendium of gifs 😉.

Be sure to check out everyone’s answers and join in the fun!

The great Gary Oldman as the “Prisoner of Azkaban” Sirius Black: quite the mugshot, eh?!
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Wooden Visitors

For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week, it’s “Anything Made of Wood,” to which I’ve added a slight tweak: Visitors on Wood! How else can I show off this motley crew?

Won’t you step into my parlor . . .

Old Log Cabin Steps

There’s nothing as inviting as sun-warmed wood. Just ask Mr. Toad . . .

Toad on Bridge

There’s Ms. Beetle who’s just come for tea and conversation as long as no busy birds are around.

Beetle hoping to escape notice

And Professor Squirrel who, needless to say, having had his fill of nuts and crumpets, relaxes on the porch rail listening to the pleasant strains of his hostess’s voice through the parlor window.

Squirrel Napping

And then the oddest visitors of all arrive! But no matter. There’s room for everyone on sun-warmed wood.

Shadowy Characters

Share Your World 8-17-2020

Last week’s SYW started us off on a two-parter, with Share Your World meeting the world of Harry Potter. This week we have as usual Melanie’s muggle-themed queries alongside those of Roger, this time invoking The Chamber of Secrets.

Be sure to check out everyone’s answers and join in the fun!

hpcosyw-1Part I.

Harry Potter can speak to snakes. If you were able to have conversations with any one animal, what animal would you like to speak to? What would be the topic of your first conversation? 

Naturally, I’d like to be able to speak with our house pets: we’ve had dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and a snapping turtle that we rescued from a flood as a baby and set back in the creek after wintering with us. When they’re injured or sick, it would have been nice to ask them where it hurt so the vet could treat them more efficiently.

More fancifully, my answer would be: BIRDS! They always seem to be chattering to one another in such a cheerful mien. I’d like to start off by asking them to let me hear all the songs they sing to God, from the very beginning. It could take a long time. But I expect I’ll have eternity. 🕊️

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A Giraffe in the Garden

For Cee’s FOTD Challenge, a tree whose split trunks look like a giraffe’s legs uneasily balanced in a tangle of wintercreeper.

Giraffe tree

Is it possible to go even one day without marveling at the infinite variety of God’s creation in our own backyards? This little garden nook positively proclaims it though it may be overlooked except by the Gardener.