Hello everyone,

Photo by Theresa Barker.

I was walking down the street last week with my son on the way to his student apartment, and suddenly we were surrounded by clouds of white-pink cherry blossoms. The entire block had tree after tree, planted in the parking strip, of these gorgeous flowering trees, the extra-fluffy type of cherry blossoms that feel like puffs of cotton candy. It was stunning. I stopped and breathed in the scene. I took a photo, too, and even if it doesn’t quite convey the feeling of being immersed in the petally flowers, at least it may give you something of the idea of what it was like. 🙂

This week I decided to try something new: National Poetry Writing Month. Each day in the month of April you write a new poem, following an optional prompt. Here are two of my attempts from this week:

Inspired by “The Two Trees,” Larry Lavis,


Inspired by “[a poem about Naomi; unsent]” by Rachel Mennies,
Have you tried something new lately? Have fun writing, painting, photographing, poeming, singing, walking, dancing, enjoying time with friends!

Take care and good writing,


20 thoughts on “Briefly

  1. Lovely trees, indeed. You captured them beautifully.

    I was sure I could do the A to Z, then I was called to Botswana for three days and fell I’ll when I got back. I’ll probably continue even way past April. 😊

    Much love and hugs, my dear friend.

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      1. Thank you, my dear friend. 🤗 I will continue. I was back in front of my laptop at my desk for a bit today. Sorry about the typo there; I should have reviewed. I wanted to say I got sick: lower respiratory tract infection. I’m better now. ❤😘

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