Morning Mist

      Thought it would snow. Instead we woke to a blanket of fog and I left the indoors cozy for a walk with the surreal that beckons one stray. Camera: Canon A480 10mp with a saw dust filter. I like ’em cheap. Mr. Coffee assisted mitigating use of tripod. 7:00 am PST. In … Read more

Embers – Tales of Romance with Adrienne

  Internet dating has made meeting people so easy and throws a single person into the dating pool filled with all kinds of interesting and not so interesting men and women all looking for someone. Times really having changed. In the past singles had to make special efforts to even be exposed to potential mates. … Read more

Summer Memories – Discovery

There is a mountain range that slips into a deep, wide river. From up top, creeks and tributaries bring down the sediment and wash. The power of water and gravity is evident in tossed logs and boulders. One of these creeks turns into a wide alluvial plain, a sand bar, as it joins the larger. … Read more

Shades of Summer

  I haven’t been online much lately. The dating sites that is. Too much disappointment and I’ve lost any expectation that my man is just a click away. To be honest, I’m seeing Re-Run-Ron, and he is just what his name says. We had a one year live-in relationship a couple of years ago. It … Read more

Summer Memories – Picture of Paradise

For my readers, a screen saver of my summer…  Click to see. A  

Summer Memories – Birch Bark

In our ongoing collection of Summer Memories, Jac takes us to a glade where stories grow. … Birch Bark Jac Do you remember?  Was there any more glorious feeling than cool birch bark sliding under hands and bare feet, across summer clothing exposed body parts, soft and scratchy with thousands of tickly frayed edges?  Maybe, … Read more

At The Controls Of Spaceship Earth

  I think flying insects see us as yesterday, like buildings. When I walk past a building I know it wasn’t built today. It’s slow and barely changes. It’s from yesterday. Would trees see us as brash, surprising? I think crawling bugs see us as buildings that walk. I was thinking a lot about our … Read more

What Do You Know?

Guys who know bears get eaten by bears. People who know horses get kicked by a horse.  A farmer who knows chickens has been set upon by a rooster. Trial and error, making the mistakes to make gains, making mistakes to set the precedent, falling from virtue and falling to it. That’s what jived this … Read more

Grandma’s Lilacs

  I. THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. Winter kept us warm, covering Earth in forgetful snow, feeding A little life with dried tubers. –T. S. Eliot   I round the corner of my house … Read more

Blue Light Lonely

  blue light lonely come to me dressed for deep cool in a sour rain before night on his shoulder leans to snuff the incandescent candle wick and dark sinks you away     Two creative types from the ReadThisPlease Cafe team up for an impromptu vignette. image: Blue Light © 2011 M Dawn Thacker … Read more

Love And Orchids by L Givens

Leah Givens visits the local orchid show and returns with a sampling of spectacular images and sports a renewed love for this “morphologically diverse and widespread family of monocots.” – Wikipedia Click thumbnails to enlarge. Click L Givens for more photography on Now.readthisplease.com

Icy Walk: Photos By M Dawn Thacker

  Woke this a.m. to everything insulated in a layer of ice. Thought I’d share. — MD Click image to enlarge.   Click M Dawn’s tag for more stories and photos.  

Autumn Images by M Dawn

M Dawn Thacker is treating us to a few scenes near her home in beautiful Virginia. Enjoy, and best of the equinox to you and yours. Click images to enlarge.   Autumn Images © 2011 M Dawn Thacker. Visit our Picture Books Page and read M Dawn’s latest on Now.readthisplease.com

Life Is A Beach: Something Heavy Looms

  Something heavy looms overhead, something heavier than the clouds gathering above the shoreline. Even the air felt dense, like walking through thick fog. People seemed in tune, a little more gentle, a little more aware, soaking up whatever peaceful moments the remaining weekend held. The pier was packed. Many with cameras, of which I … Read more