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(c) 2016 original watercolor on paper by Sigrid Saradunn


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wandering
mama bear near by
so much to do
daily visits seeking food
sent of wild flowers
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A friend had a big tree outside her window
where she looked out on the huge lawn to the river.
Mama bear, and some times cubs would come
sit in the tree and see could see them
up close and personal.
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The tree was destroyed in a winter blizzard and actually crashed onto the roof … luckily a two story old farm house and the lady didn’t get hurt.
The damage to the house didn’t other her as much as missing seeing the Mama bear and cubs
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TPOS prompt:bear
inspiiration: bear cub sculpture by Adam Blankenship
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photo: (c) 2016 original watercolor by
Sigrid Saradunn
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Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole (February 6, 1950 – December 31, 2015)
poem written January 7, 2016


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an angel sang
sophisticated lady
unforgettable
singing the blues
heart and soul
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RIP Natalie Cole
(February 6, 1950 – December 31, 2015)
poem written January 7, 2016
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CSP prompt: sing
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photo: free use www. image
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not long ago
brown eyes were turning blue
silence was deafening
those days now over
honeysuckle back in bloom
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CSP prompt: past
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photo: www. free use image



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scent of violets
sachet from lingerie drawer
the fragrance lingers
remembering Gram
in the air ~ her essence
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CSP prompt: perfumed
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photo: www. violet by basenotes
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unmistakable
years worn on her wrist
charms jangled
first love ~ in-between loves
thought provoking
present love wonders
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seize prompt: jangles
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photo: flickr


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icy North escape
Wooden Horse in St Thomas
bucket list checked off
barkeeps secret recipe
pina coladas yum-mo
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singing
the pina colada
song
all the way home
one in each hand
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I made a pilgrimage to back in 1968…
heard they made the best pina coladas.
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My friend Kathy and I wanted the recipe
our hubby’s didn’t let us go alone!..
She talked the bartender into making a batch from fresh ingredients
… newly opened cans… so we could eye ball the amount.
As he made them,
she checked the ingredients,
and I wrote them down. Johnny Carson.\

The bartender was specific to the DOLE pineapple chunks,
Barcardi white Rum
and CoCo Lopez creamed coconut
(that’s an easy one.. it was the only one ! )

I saw a version that froze the pineapple chunks
(they used crushed) with a sparing of crushed ice
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22.12.15 CSP prompt (FROZEN)


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Watching the 2016 Olympics on television
as I have all the Olympics since I have had a television
I think this is the most amazing cauldron and flame
in my memory,
I watch for it to come on the screen and pause what I am
doing to watch it swirl in all its beauty and grace.
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spirals in motion
pulsing energy and light
mesmerizing
peace, unity and friendship.
Olympic cauldron flame
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seize the poem prompt: # 79. Rings (Olympics)
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free use image of the large kinetic sculpture
American artist Anthony Howe designed.
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