Inside

Inside is where it all gets real.
Despair destroys the dance:
Feet won’t move. Then comes that song
That lets forgiveness sing along
To give us one more chance.


Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “inside” and to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.

Photos: “Inside the Chicago Botanic Garden”, above, and “In Up Close with Sun Rays”, below.

In Up Close with Sun Rays

The Blues and the Golds

The waves provide a bit of blue.
The leaves a bit of gold.
The bubbles popping up at you
Are lovely to behold.


Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “the blues and the golds”.

Golden Mist and Morning Blue

Upside Down

Some people claim right-side up is upside down but we all know which side is which and which up is not.


Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge where the theme is upside down.

Photos: “Upside”, above, and “Down”, below.

Down

Double Exposure

In order to get a double exposure for K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, I installed GIMP. I am still going through their tutorials.

The top image is what I started with. The contrast between the green and yellow leaves already seem like a double exposure. The bottom image I’ve titled, “Proof That I Don’t Know What I’m Doing”, but I do kind of like that bright yellow near the center.

Proof That I Don't Know What I'm Doing

The Onset of Autumn

The heat says summer still is here
But autumn’s on its way.
The trend will change and when it does
I won’t know why it does because
I thought the trend would stay.


Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Photos: “Dark Leaves and Bright Sky”, above, “Fence and Field After Mowing”, below.

Fence and Field After Mowing

Wings Across the Sky

Inner guidance, help me see
Right across the sky.
May what’s best above come true
Even what I didn’t do
Even when I didn’t try.


Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “Wings Across the Sky”.  Also linked to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays where she describes trusting in her inner guidance.

Photos: “Wings Above the Water”, above, and “Wings Go for the Sky”, below.

Wings Go for the Sky

Bugs

Much of me’s a home for bugs,
The kind that I can’t see.
They’re in, about and all around.
They’re happy in the home they’ve found:
Their home sweet home is me.


Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “creepy crawlies”. The reference in the poem is to the “holobiome” mentioned by Steven Gundry in “The Plant Paradox”.

Beetle