Fly Fishing on the Stillaguamish River ~ Arlington ~ Washington

"It’s the words you choose, the way you dangle them"
Thank You, Doctor
by Lori Levi

"At home, in the Negev desert, he grinds coffee beans"
The Golden Years
by Lori Levy

"I could almost say Yes, I believe in miracles"
We Meet Once a Week at the Butcher’s
by Lori Levy

McCollough Memorial Bridge ~ Coos Bay ~ Oregon

"He seemed stuck in the moment"
by Caroline Johnson

"Trade winds blowing up the night"
Id like to speak of this memory
by Lynne Hjelmgaard

"It is a chilled summer morn"
What To Do With Intangibles
by Michael Keshigian

"Sunlight cracks the horizon"
He Says Nothing, Does Everything
by Chris Wood

"Mist rises beyond the lake’s wet bank"
The World as Reconciliation
by Michael Escoubas

"He'd tell stories about our ancestors—some true, some not"
An Apple Half Pared
by D.C. Buschmann

"He taught forgiveness"
Dad Could Have Been a Pastor
by Wilda Morris

"I miss listening to voices from faraway places"
Sardines, Salmon, Baseball Bats
by Mark Fleisher

"The chirps of outside finches cleared the air"
Ritual with Grampy
by MFrost Delaney

"Rocked by gentle lake waters"
Gone Fishing
by Gay Williford

"We're gonna have a feast tonight!"
Dad Catches a Big Fish
by Vaughn Neeld

"Waiting for a nibble as tides slid in"
In The Family
by Gail Denham

"Spring’s old melodies fading"
If I am summer …
by Alice Pero 


Double Rainbow ~ Montespertoli ~ Italia

"We spent a lovely afternoon painting my 'nature morte' in Helen’s kitchen"
Still Life
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

"She steps into the raging river"
Trout in Watercolor
by Michael Escoubas

"He could stand for hours casting, thinking, musing"
by Jane Lang

"The echo of a swish against his boots"
by MFrostDelaney


Ekphrastic Prompt For July2021


Bellosguardo ~ Florence ~ Italy

When the Virus Came Calling
Edited by Thelma T. Reyna
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Inhale / Exile
by Abeer Ameer
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater

Common Ground
by Kathy Lohrum Cotton
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

The Old Barn out on 530 ~ Snohomish County ~ Washington

Publisher: Independently Published
by Barbara Robinette

Publisher: Independently published
Nature: Human & Otherwise
by D.C. Buschmann

The Breakfast Room at Treetops ~ Laurel Canyon ~ Hollywood Hills ~ California

A quick on-the-go breakfast or tasty snack
Wilda’s Blueberry Bars 
from the kitchen of Wilda Morris

"The perfect picnic finger food"
Prosciutto Arugula Mango Rollups
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

The ultimate dipping sauce
 Utah Fry Sauce 
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

Rich and silky smooth
Avocado Mousse
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

Wisteria ~ Ugo Foscolo ~ Tuscany

Sharmagne Leland-St. John


Lighthouse ~ Bullard’s Beach ~ Oregon


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Butterflies ~ Pasadena ~ California 


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