Mexican Hat Dance

Mexican Hats, July 2010 roadtrip

So this week’s prompt from Photo Friday is RED.  Hope you enjoy these Mexican Hats!

I know I’ve posted this photo before but it’s the first thing I thought of, plus I was daydreaming of a road trip from which this was taken.  Oh, I long to be on the road, traveling as far as our vehicle will take us.  Some prefer to fly but I prefer to see everything up close and personal every stretch of the way to wherever I’m going.  You never know what little flea market, (fruit stand, hole in the wall restaurant with the best food eva, little out of the way store full of little treasures…) you might find on your adventure.  And the scenery is always lovely.  Well, depending on what route you take or where you’re off to.  Usually, there’s always eye candy to be found on every road trip.

For those of you who celebrate Independence Day, have a Happy 4th of July!!

Will You Accept These Flowers?

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Okay, so they’re not a bouquet but I still present you with flowers.  This was taken in April when the blackberry brambles were blossoming beside the garden.  Now, in June, they are poppin’ with juicy delicious blackberries!  Speaking of berries, the girls and I went blueberry picking at a local farm a week ago and I snapped some pics.  Perhaps I’ll post when there’s a “Berries” theme, or heck, perhaps I’ll post next week anyway.

Hope you like the flowers.  Y’all have an inspired Friday!  Yay — FRIDAY!!!  ;)

If y’all want to participate in Photo Friday, this week’s theme is … wait for it … Flowers.

Photo Friday: Reflections

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Yup, I’ve posted this photo in the past, but I thought it would make a suitable entry for Photo Friday’s theme of the week.  Hope ya like it, again.  ;)

Happy Friday, y’all!  Sooooooo happy it’s Finally Friday!  Woooo-hoooo!  Here’s to hoping we all have a great one.  Cheers!  *squish*

If you’d like to join us in this entertaining weekly challenge, or see more amazing shots, check out the Photo Friday Weekly Photo Challenge:

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-Carol

What I call ‘Lost City of Atlantis’.

Ruby Falls, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Journey From Self to Soul

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I’ve been across the great divide

A journey from self to soul

Much I’ve learned but cannot decide

The single thing that made me whole

 

At once I believed I had peaked

Would the rest be all downhill?

The incline was rigid and steep

Reaching the top, I just stood still

 

I had been blind to my own trail

Couldn’t see beyond the rocks

Couldn’t see through the clouded veil

Couldn’t see past self cast blocks

 

Standing there, I took in the air

Juniper sweet and setting sun

A larger mountain and a prayer

My journey had only begun

 

I struggled through the entire climb

More focused on resulting end

Thinking at the top, I’d win the prize

Instead it’s where I begin

 

Letting go of a place to get to

New purpose to connect each day

Joy be found in the walk and view

And souls embraced bar the way

Rain Like Shards of Glass

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Tears blow angrily
Against drunken Castle Rock
Shaken but not stirred

or

The cork busted loose
Drenching steady Castle Rock
Like New Year’s Champagne

or (still not sold)

Rain like shards of glass
Pierced the crust of Castle Rock
All ran for cover

Which one do you like the best or none? I was searching and searching and searching for inspiration. Won’t you join us in today’s Poetry challenge through the Daily Post?  Today, it’s Water in the form of a Haiku with the device of a Simile.