Mrs Troxel and Me

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Daily Prompt

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.

Unfinished

 

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Photo A.M. Moscoso

 

Mrs Troxel has a shovel

leaning against a tree

and every time I pass her house

I think that shovel is for me.

 

Mrs Troxel gardens at night

when the air is bitter and cold

She whistles as she digs and prunes

black trees and bushes with thorns

 

” Come on over and help me ”

She calls from the side of the road

” I have a shovel just for you

and a spot to rest under that tree.”

 

One night I think I’ll stop

and I might just say hello

Because I have an ax in my shed

and I think it’s just for her.

 

 

Down Sun

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Aritst Unknown

Artist Unknown

Artist Unknown

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Ladislav Mednyánszky

Muddy Colors by Childe Hassam

Muddy Colors by Childe Hassam

 

The Long Walk

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Quest

What are you in search of? Capture a quest with your camera.

 

What kind of Quest can one go on in the Suburbs ( in my case Mountlake Terrace, Washington ) What kind of inspiration can you find in a deliberate space?

Every weekend my dog  ( Hamish Macbeth ) and I go for power walks ( as opposed to our 45 minutes weekday walks, these walks are a couple of hours ) and I take a look at things I see all of the time- and then I really look at those things- sometimes I toss up an imaginary grid on a tree or yard art and I go over it space by space and then I photograph it.

The upshot is, I always find something new in things I see around me everyday and I find that quite inspiring.

All of these pictures with the exception of one were taken today- September 25, 2016

 

Photo: A.M. Moscoso

Photo: A.M. Moscoso

The house where I see these is a very nice, traditional suburban house.

On the surface, these bones don’t fit in with it’s non-western theme- nothing about  it says Southwest decor or Cowboy decor.

I guess I could ask the residents why these – or I could just wonder about it- I prefer leaving it to my imagination.

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Photo A.M. Moscoso

Adventure on a trail:

Sometimes I let Hamish wander ahead of me and if he finds something interesting, I’ll snoop around a bit.

Today I saw some trees from a great angle  and  loved the pictures I got.

Like I said earlier- I’ve seen these trees a million times, but I’ve never seen them quite this way.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Both shots were spooky.

I’ll be using them in the future.

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Photo A.M. Moscoso

These little weeds are all over the place- but I’ve only noticed their color. I had no idea they were thorny and that they ate stuff that they take root on.

Photo: A.M. Moscoso

Photo: A.M. Moscoso

Next is a shot of a cool fence on a corner by the Elementary School I went to.

It’s a busy intersection and over the years some jackass hops the curb and takes the fence out.

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Photo A.M. Moscoso

Destroyed ( again )

I was standing here and photographing the wrecked fence when I heard a car screech to a stop behind me in the intersection.

I was looking through the camera just then and thought what if that car had hit me and someone found this picture in my phone and realized that was the last thing I saw?

Part of me laughed.

The other part wanted to turn around and smack whoever was in that car.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

So there it is, my quest for my weekly dose of inspiration.

You can go big or you can walk out your front door- but this weekend I learned with certainty- inspiration is right there, all you have to do is get out there and meet it.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Halloween Fun From My Bones To Yours!

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Looking to have some Halloween Fun in October with your trusty blog?

Give the Horrordailies a Try!

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I’ve been participating in The Holdailies for a few years now and this is my first run at the Horrordailies.

This isn’t a cookie cutter  Holiday challange- the writers and artists who particpate bring all kinds of stories, voices, ideas to the Dailies- it’s  a very inspiring group to be in.

Here’s some info from their site:

Welcome to the 2nd annual Horrordailies, a free community blogging project where all participants commit to writing and sharing horror-related topics on their blogs every day. Participants can write about horror-related topics, post reviews of horror movies, classic horror movie posters, post original horror fiction, and more.

If you want to join us, all you need is a blog — hosted on your own domain or by sites such as WordPress, Blogger, LiveJournal or Tumblr — and the time/desire to create one new thing a day and share website content with us for a month.

As a participant, you can write or post your own photos/audio/video about whatever you like on your existing website, then post the link here on the Thingadailies portal. The newest entries display first.

Horrordailies is one of several monthly blogging projects hosted by Holidailies.

Registar HERE

Horrordailies on FACEBOOK

Horrordailies Run from October 1st to October 31st.

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Hope to see you there!

AMM

 

Ghost Of Sanity

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DAILY PROMPT

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.

Panic

 

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Photo A.M. Mosocoso

You look like a ghost

sound like a ghost

haunting the corner of my eye

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Photo A.M. Moscoso

I turn my head to find you

not there,

gone

as if you never were

Vilhelm Hammershøi

Vilhelm Hammershøi

Were you

not a ghost

or were you

never near?

Like my sanity?

Were you ever here?

Look Closer

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WordPress Everyday Inspiration:

One of the goals of this course is to tap into new and unexpected places for post ideas. Today, let’s look to Twitter for inspiration.

One of the goals of this course is to tap into new and unexpected places for post ideas. Today, let’s look to Twitter for inspiration.

I was inspired by the Hate spread on Twitter by Trumps Hate Brigade to write the following:

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Photo A.M. Moscoso

When we hold ourselves back

when we step away

when we separate ourselves, distance ourselves, keep to ourselves

we can not see

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Photo AM. Moscoso

How a like we are.

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Photo A.M. Moscoso

” Spot ”

New Orleans, LA

October 2012

 

 

Always Welcomed Here

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Daily Prompt

Generous

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.

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I have a story to tell you about a house

that is full of ghosts.

 

They walk in the halls

they slither

in the walls

they scream from the basement

and whisper from the attic.

 

I have a story to tell you about a house

that is full of ghosts.

 

The house never sleeps

but it always dreams

the windows are shuttered

but there is nothing they can’t see.

 

I have a story to tell you about a house

that is full of ghosts.

 

Don’t bother to knock

just push open the door.

I’m waiting to share  them

each and every word about them

 

With you.

 

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