Photo Challenge:Favorite Place

Taken off the pier in my neighborhood one evening this winter. A spring day came to visit. It’s a peaceful place where friends meet and folks toss their fishing line. The time for the comings and goings of boats have long gone. This, I am sure contributes to the sense of peace I feel here.

This is one of my favorite places.

For Weekly Photo Challenge: Favorite Place

Pat R


Weekly photo challenge: rise/ set



my dreams and I
we move as one –
like a kite in summer skies

Pat R


For Carpe Diem Haiku

Here is the quote to work with:

“People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams because they feel that they don’t deserve them, or that they’ll be unable to achieve them.” (Source: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho)


Snow Angels


fresh blanket of snow –
snow angels

Pat R



Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge

Experience & New – Synonyms

Well, I think I just made up my own synonym for ‘experience’ (untucking).
I stuck with ‘fresh’ for ‘new’


Weekly Photo Challenge

The Prompt is : PEDESTRIAN

Quiet outdoor space at NYU Hospital


Watching folks go by, giving him the eye, ’cause he was just sitting there. Awaiting his turn with the Trainor.


The new Tappan Zee Bridge

WeeklyPhoto Challenge:Textures

A wall of stickers. The outdoor wall. This place used to be a bar I think, it’s on Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn.

Pat R


WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Textures

Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

I was up in the mountains yesterday sitting by the creek, listening to its stories:

creek running wild, spring dance


sitting by the creek
listening to its stories
clear waters running wild
spring dance

Pat R


DP Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

Photo Challenge:Cherry on Top

Why a cherry on top?

He passed me on the pier. I couldn’t figure out where he was going because there was no one else there, plus it was almost 8pm. And for whatever reason I hadn’t noticed the fishing rod in his hand. Then when he was way way off, he cast his reel. very cool, I thought.


rod and reel in hand

lost in the sound of the waves

man seeking solace

Pat R


Weekly Photo Challenge: Opposites

chasing bubbles

a summertime ritual

a rite of childhood –

floating rainbows

Pat R