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On Growing Old...

exhaustion seeps in
weary bones consumed
wasted muscles lax
forgotten memories continue foraging
scratching the very marrow of my soul
twilight years beckon
the applause stops… 20 more words


The Summer festival in Mobara, Japan

I like Japanese summer festivals.
These pictures were taken in Mobara, July,2013.

There are the related pictures in my Japanese post.


Pieter Hugo: There's a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends

Pieter Hugo (born 1976 in Johannesburg) is a photographic artist living in Cape Town.


Summer Lovin' 2: Mitchell's Ice Cream Parlor, San Francisco

Self had a writers group meeting (YAY!).  It is so much fun to talk about each other’s work; it’s been months.

Because self had a little time to kill before the meeting started, she decided to pop into Mitchell’s Ice Cream Parlor on San Jose Avenue.  112 more words



My first ever Daily Post.

“Age is just a number,” says the well-worn adage. But is it a number you care about, or one you tend (or try) to ignore? 288 more words


Flow'rs of middle summer

Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram;

The marigold that goes to bed wi’ th’ sun,

That with him rises weeping; these are flow’rs

Of middle summer, and I think they are given…

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