6 word story challenge 7.3.18

Today’s 6 word story challenge topic – Holstein

“Holsteins grazing quietly in the field.”

“Life simplified in black and white.”

Give it a try!

Feel free to share your link or comment on my page!

I’m still practicing!

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Kind Regards

and looking

forward to

your creativity – K

Photography compliments of BGage photography 7.2018

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As the Mind Races

This is from An interesting class

I took in 2010:

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Shhhh

Let me close my eyes

For just a little while.

Take away the ever rush

Of should be, could be, was.

I want to envision

Endless fields

Of Colorful wildflowers,

Skies of blue and

Imagine the peace

Warmth and comfort

Lying in your arms

Embraced in a

Love forever true.

Just give me precious

Moments of peace and rest.

Shhh Slow gentle breathing

As I visualize

Long strolling walks

Through the woods or

Along the sandy shore.

Sounds of laughter and

chuckles

As we share life’s thoughts.

Stop this craziness.

Take me back there

Just once more.

As I lay my cheek upon

the coolness of your

Newly carved stone.

Allow me to steal

Another precious few

Then I’ll head home,

To start my life anew.

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The idea of the class was to actually have a funeral for something or someone who made you sad.

I thought they were, dare I say nuts? Bananas?

Amazingly, this odd but simple exercise actually works for some of us!

Kind Regards and letting go of things – K

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Memorial Day 2018

It’s not about 3 day

weekends,

Nor cookouts, burgers

And ribs.

But a time to pay homage

For those that gave all.

I choose to stand tall.

Show Respect for

Our Red White

And Blue.

Others may kneel

Without realization

That the men and women

Of the US of A

Died for their freedom.

That gives them a

Choice to react

That way.

This weekend and always.

Let us come together

As one.

For Gold Star Mother’s,

The fathers, wives

And children

Who lost their beloved

Daddies, mommies,

Daughters and sons.

Have you lived

The experience?

Placed that yellow

Ribbon

‘Round the tree

In front of your yard?

Proudly displayed

The Blue Star flag

In your window?

Prayed and hoped

He would arrive home

Safe?

Pass no judgement

Until you’ve lived it

My friend.

Forever, I’ll be grateful

Thankful, thinking of

Those who gave all.

May they Rest In Peace

Knowing

We love and respect

Them,

And will remember,

From their first oath,

All the way through

To their last curtain call.

Kind Regards and hugs – K

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Through the pollen

Attempting to peer

Through Yellow Haze.

Eyes itching.

Chest heaving

Nostrils dripping

Tissues swiping

Shoes weighing

Body off balance

Sluggish thinking…

THEN:

Skies darken

Spring drizzles

Water-drops drenching

Tree branches dancing

Winds swirling

Quietly, dark clouds

Rolling onward…

Birds singing

Blue skies peeking

Shoulders lifting

Ahhhh, cleansing breaths

Clippity Clopping

Skipping flip flops!

HELLO! Clarity!

A small price

We’re paying.

Nature’s miracles

In Northern New England.

Kind Regards

and enjoying May – K

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May 2018

Place in the World

Hello?

Can you see me?

You, sitting on the edge

Of my couch

Head tilted to your phone.

Can you hear me?

You sitting there

Physical body present,

Mindset unknown.

Can you talk to me?

You sitting there,

Quietly disengaged.

My inquiries,

Go unanswered.

Why are you here?

You sitting there,

Silent.

Me?

I feel trapped,

Sad,

Alone.

Kind Regards

and present – K

Infect

Cees FFC Challenge 4.22.18 -Free and Easy

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Free books –

Take one,

Leave one.

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Out For Breakfast at

A Local Mom & Pop

Store – Emma’s

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Out and about visiting the many covered Bridges in our area.

This one located in

Cilleyville, NH ๐Ÿ˜†

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Tom, Strutting his stuff!

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A plane that turns with the direction of the wind.

East Andover, NH

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The Ducks are back!

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Ok you turkeys…

Remember, look both ways before you cross the road.

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Taking flight!

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Riding in the sunshine!

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We adore Cee’s photography challenges!

Have you tried one?

Cee’s Photography Link

Kind Regards -K & friends

Photography copyrighted and compliments of BGage & DeterminedSupersnail & K of TheBlackWallBlog.

Always You

In the beginning,

You were closer

Than anyone could ever be.

Little flutters, kicks and

Finally, I held you.

Then every night, up at 3.

To feed, rock and nurture.

My love surrounded us

To keep you safe and warm.

Back to work,

I had to go,

Throughout my day

Constantly, worrying

Wondering.

What were you

Doing, thinking,

Eating?

Often I would cry.

Until I rushed to pick you up,

My eves were spent

Holding, hugging, rocking

Singing you a lullaby,

Until you finally slept.

Lovingly I peered

Upon my sleeping babe.

And time continued on.

Seasons passed.

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Days flew by

We tracked your height

With an old yard stick

A mark upon the door trim wood.

We were close

Life wasn’t perfect

But felt fabulous.

And Oh so good!

Soon you were off to school.

Everyday, I wondered

What you were

Doing, thinking.

As the sun went down

In our world.

After homework was done.

We sat around the

Kitchen table,

You would share your stories.

We’d laugh and giggle.

Often,

We’d rush to your

Baseball or basketball

Practice or a game.

As my day would

come to a close,

I would wonder

What was I doing

Right or wrong?

Was I teaching you enough?

Giving you life’s resources

To be

Accomplished in your life?

Often I searched for answers,

As I laid there

Trying to sleep.

And time went on.

Seasons passed.

Now,

As the sun gently rests

At the end of my day.

Random texts arrive.

Phone calls,

I’m blessed with

Pictures in the mail.

You share

what you are

Doing and thinking.

I am proud of what

You are accomplishing,

In your daily life.

When I go to bed at night.

I smile and am

Ever so thankful.

Knowing it’s time

And patience

That has kept us growing closer.

Though distance keeps us apart.

As the years go by

And the seasons pass.

As it has always been

Since your arrival.

No matter how old you are

Or where your life

Might take you,

In my heart

The truest love.

Will always belong

To you.โค๏ธ

Kind Regards and thinking about my children -K

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Photography compliments and copyrighted by BGage & K of TheBlackWallBlog.

Authentic

Each Morning I Awake

Saturday morning

I awaken,

Start the coffee,

Let the dogs out,

Let the dogs in,

It’s another day.

I pour my first cup,

Steaming roasted gold

Into my favorite

Coffee mug,

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Savoringly sipping,

Still groggy,

Mind blurry,

In my

Early morning daze.

Opening up my notebook

I jot today’s date,

Morning’s mind fog

Laggardly dissipates.

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” -Woody Allen

Kind Regards and wishing you a fabulous Saturday -K

Photographs compliments and copyrighted by BGage and K of TheBlackWallBlog

Genie

One step back

Fret! Fret! Fret!

Imagined the worst!

Worried!

Uptight!

Paced!

Couldn’t eat!

Couldn’t sleep!

Shoulders met my earlobes!

Doubt!

Felt Insecure!

Overly sensitive!

All because

I misread

The situation!

Why?

An old habit!

I thought I’d overcome.

I’m a banana head!

Now?

Chalk it up!

Let it go!

Laugh it off!

Look in the mirror!

Make a silly face!

Give myself the raspberry!

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Often I seem to mirror

New England weather,

Yesterday

windows open

After work

I raked!

Some lawn had appeared!

Today,

It snowed!

Mother Nature dear

What ARE you up to?

Let it go!

Laugh it off!

Go look in the mirror,

Make a funny face!

Give yourself a raspberry!

Stop being a banana head!

Ha!

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Remember:

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#Winning!

Kind Regards and chuckling -K

Photography compliments and copyrighted by BGage and K at TheBlackWallBlog.

Thwart

Letter from a Super Snail

I am pleased to share a first and hopefully only the beginning of writing and sharing from a special guest that prefers to remain anonymous.

We are glad you joined us. โค๏ธ

Each day is a new day,

a fresh start,

a clean slate.

Outsiders,

see courage, strength,

and determination take on the day.

Inside

the feelings of fear, exhaustion,

and timidness drive one foot in front of the other.

However, one foot is in front of the other.

Ever moving forward.

Progressing.

Hitting snooze seven times

and then getting up.

But she gets up.

On the outside she appears to have it all.

On the inside,

all of her is giving,

every ounce of effort

to get through the day.

Perception is your reality.

Moving forward is always moving forward.

They may see a lioness

and she may feel a snail.

Each serve their purpose

and still she is making progress.

Today, she is thankful for the tiny movements she made forward.

These are her victories.

They can think whatever the hell they want.

In the end.

Itโ€™s all the same anyway.

She is a champion!

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Great job!

๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

#winning

Kind Regards and proud of you, Snail -K

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Rush

Good Job!

Positive affirmations!

Do we hand out enough?

Do we receive enough?

From others?

From ourselves?

Way to go!

Great job!

Good for you!

Excellent!

A++++

It’s a work in progress for some of us.

I love to give out pat on the backs to others.

Cheer them on!

Woot! Woot!

That was easy.

I had to “learn” to give them to myself!

So today, if you haven’t-

Learn to hand out compliments!

Learn positive self talk!

You are?

Fabulous!

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Darn that feels good!

Great!

Wonderful!

There is a lil’ journaling

I often do with my morning

Thoughts.

Okay, K

How many positive words can you scribble in the next 30 seconds…

GO!

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Write 10 positive words.

GO!

Going to try it?

Good for you!

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#winning!

Kind Regards and knowing you are fantastic! -K

Worth repeating

I originally published this

December 9, 2016.

My feelings haven’t changed, the number of lives that have touched mine have grown tremendously!

Followers and views have more than doubled.

We still dabble and share what feels best. Always learning, growing, learning!

What a fabulous path to

Glorious sunshine

And beautiful unknowns.

Thank you all for being here! ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท

https://theblackwallblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/09/i-earned-0-blogging-but/

Kind Regards and #winning -K

What DO YOU DO?

Long week at work,

FINALLY Friday!

Feeling accomplished,

Then…

Your NEW boss asks

I need you to make

A list…

We really don’t know

What it is you do?

Could you make a list

So we know?

HUH?

WHAT?

UHM, OK…

Heart feels heavy

Brain goes blank,

Shoulders droop,

You take the piece of

Paper and drag your feet

To your office.

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That was Friday

Today is Saturday

A fresh new day!

The sun is shining!

It’s over 40ยฐ!

And I’m singing

“Everyday, Everyday,

Everyday, I write the book…”

Elvis Costello and The Attractions – 1998

G’Ma’s trying on

Her first pair

Of never ever say never

Pre-ripped embroidered

Jeans!

I Am In Love!

Feel like I’m stylin’

In my jammies!

And YES it was me.

When they first appeared,

Who once said

“Why would anyone ever

Buy a pair of pre-ripped

Jeans?

Of course that was about

Twenty years ago.

“When I knew it all.

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Giggles!

Kind Regards and getting smarter everyday -K

# winning

Faceless

Iโ€™d Rather Be….

Cruising down back country roads…

Just to

See what we can see,

Looking for fun clicks

With my buddy BGage

Making up silly songs

As we putt putt along.

“Drippity doo da…”

Enjoying some birthday

Cake with my daughter

In NC!

She sent me a pic

Hilarious!

It’s pic 17 of 17

Sent to me on 3/17!

As I’m sipping hot coffee

On this brisk

Sunday morning.

Looking over clicks

And journaling.

The truth is,

As my mind wanders

I can be wherever

I choose to be!

Kind Regards and

#winning -K

Iโ€™d Rather Beโ€ฆ

Team

Together
Mountains surmounted
With
Positive affirmations
Tossed into the wind
That flutter
Freely
As a butterfly
bursts from its cocoon.
Beautiful!
“How sweet it is.”
Sweet as the nectar
Bees gather
From a world
Of fields.
Filled with
Assorted color-filled wildflowers.
Honey created
By this talented
Family of Bees
Will sweeten and
Enrich souls
All around the globe.

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Kind Regards and feeling exuberant -K

Fabric

Vacation colors in Troutman, NC

 

Each morning, as I took my walk,ย  IPhone in my pocket,

and for those who know me, my head in the clouds.

I am drawn to the beauty in the sky.

Clouds, sunshine…

Ever changing, always unique.

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Morningย  pinks!

Each morning I was greeted with the distantย  sound of a rooster crowing.

Though I never saw him, each morning, better than an alarm clock,

he let the worldย  know it was time to rise and shine!

 

Grayish with pink
One morning as I walked out my daughter’s front door. There was this beautiful artwork in the sky!
Good morning sunshine
Right at my halfway point, I looked across the street. And this is what I saw.
Golden morning
On the other edge of the field were cream colored clouds.
Band of Gold
There it is my band of gold across the sky.
pinks galore
Another day of pink delight!
Fall in NC
The last of the Fall colors. It reminded me of home in New Hampshire.
Decorating for  the Holidays
Oh how Blessed I felt as I helped my daughter & granddaughter decorate for Christmas!

 

Today,ย  I amย  prepping to fly back to NH.

Hard to say goodbye, tears, hugs, but comfort in knowing

We will soon be together again.

 

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Kind Regards – G’ma K

 

 

 

Photography copyrighted and compliments of THEBLACKWALLBLOG- 11/2017.

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