weekly photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone But Not Forgotten

A gentle man I met in 2011. He sparked something in my heart and for that reason I have posted his picture a few times over. In life we often have brief encounters with people, and it is just for a moment that we meet. Then, there are friendships formed but dissolve over the years. There was a special bond, but life changes, we move on, but the warm memories stay in our hearts and are not forgotten.

DSCN5999-003A kind man…

 linking to Weekly Photo Challenge



DSCN8416her world

has been turned

upside down


for running


has waned

no longer eager

to explore,

for four dogs

have moved

in next door

although confined


to a small space

in their world

they wait


to be free

to roam

in their


which is their home

and she our cat

seems to care

that her own


is not there

so she looks

forlorn to me

her world turned

upside down

is what she sees.

texture tuesday

Texture Tuesday: Free and Easy

I did not have the understanding about this piano until I spoke to the young man playing and singing. Please read here about the pianos that were dispersed throughout the City of Corvallis for a Music Festival. As I observed this young father, he was very relaxed as he played.

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The theme for  Texture Tuesday  is Free and Easy. For many of us summer days are fleeting and soon children will be starting school. Vacation time is over and its  time to get back to reading, writing and arithmetic.