On the Bay

Drop-ins at the Bay,

Laugh and Play Pitter-patter,

Welcome intrusion.

Last night I decided that using borrowed images, or upcycling my own (which I’ve done here) is about all I can handle at the moment. Besides my old laptop looking tired, programs are running WAY to slow lately. This one’s an old photo from South Texas, jazzed up with new effects.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I only have so much patience when it comes to waiting for my hard drive to catch up with me. I may seem nice, but last night I was cussing like a sailor. I’ve had it!

Maybe it’s my laptop, or maybe it’s the internet, but I refuse to watch that little blue wheel of death spin around anymore. It’s time to give Photoshop a rest. I’ll be shopping for a new PC in May, so—until then—I’m going to focus on my lifestyle changes, journaling, and some creative writing.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going!

Written for Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Bay & Play

Rain Dance

You are a melody,
A soft pitter patter,
A gentle good night,
Causing dark thoughts to scatter.
You are a symphony,
A marching band’s cry,
Snare drums & symbols,
A parade marching by!
A flash upon high,
Bass drums echoing low,
Earth praises your gift,
Rivers once again flow.
From foggy panes,
I watch you perform,
Our spirits connect,
You are my perfect storm.

—Endless Rivers—

The “R” word was such a breeze. I LOVE Rain. With a passion!

When I was young, I had a lot of stuffed animals. I’d bring them to bed with me at night. If I had trouble sleeping I’d pretend there was a storm outside, and that I needed to protect them. I would call roll to make sure no one was missing, and then I’d tell them not to worry—they’d be safe with me under the covers. That little game made me feel so cozy inside.

Believe it or not, I think about that game whenever it rains at night and I feel that warmth all over again. The child inside never dies!

Anyway, thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed “R,” and I’ll see you soon for “S.”

I made an executive decision this morning. Rather than fretting over my featured images I’ll be recycling old forgotten ones. This “Bird in the Rain” is from 2017. I hope it makes you feel cozy inside!

Peace & Love!
—Janet