A-to-Z Challenge: Emerald

#Haibun – Emerald Castle Shrunken by a type of a ray gun developed by a scientist who wanted to sabotage her, Sylvia decides to embark on a quest to Emerald City where she has heard tales of a wizard who can undo the damage. Panting from the aftermath of a courageous battle with a blood-sucking…

A-to-Z Challenge: Delphinium

Shade of Blue Caught my Fancy The delphinium flower once caught my attention during May one year when I was looking for potted flower for Mother’s Day. The blooms was in the shape of a pyramid and a beautiful shade of indigo. I like to arrange my own flowers but I get really inspired by…

A-to-Z Challenge: Consciousness

Hello! A few days ago, I went to a personal workshop for women called “What Color is Your Cape?” (mine’s yellow like sunshine, btw 😀 ), and I encountered the quote above. Patanjali was a Hindu author, mystic, and philosopher who codified and compiled a set of yoga practices into a systematic framework called the…

A-to-Z Challenge: Becoming

“My hope is that this book will inspire everyone to tap into their own journeys of becoming and to share those stories with one another.” Michelle Obama Who will you become? I recently finished Michelle Obama’s fascinating book, “Becoming”, for our alumni book club. The Washington Post does a good job covering key scenes in…

A-to-Z Challenge: Anchored

Ahoy mateys! After being inspired by many bloggers, I’ve decided to join the fun in this A-to-Z Blogging Challenge! If you’re new to my blog, I generally enjoy writing about a variety of subjects (fiction, poetry, dreams, food, nature, photography, quotes, humor, culture ) based on various prompts I discover. So, brace yourselves, I need…

#Haibun – A Bishop’s Walk

“My hair may turn white as frost before I return from those fabled places – or maybe I won’t return at all.”, ” … I felt three thousand miles rushing through my heart, the whole world only a dream.“ Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), Narrow Road to the Interior  Take a lonely path Beyond the arch, his…

Friday Follies – Ep 2.12 – Furry Inspiration

Hey! It’s time for Friday Follies! Here’s a snapshot from an adult coloring book that made me laugh and feel perplexed. Is it a sign that I shall pet all the furry pets at the animal shelter sometime soon? Gain ideas for a future Halloween costume? Explore a new orientation? Take time to love your…

The Great Blogger’s Bake Off – Strawberry Mango Cake

Happy Sunday everyone! I have decided to participate in “The Great Blogger’s Bake-Off” hosted by the lovely blogging duo: Bereavedandbeingasingleparent Crushed Caramel Special Judge: A Jeanne in the Kitchen So I just finished decorating my cake after a busy day teaching a youth group how to make sushi! I decided to go with a fruity…

CFFC – Shadows

Enjoying a lot of photos I took this past month. Here’s my take on shadows!

One Liner Wednesday – Nest Hair

We cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over our heads, but we can refuse to let them build nests in our hair. Chinese Proverb Also in response to: Eclectic Contrarian’s Weirdoff Tag