My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.


Longing for Spring!

151Spring Fever has arrived earlier than usual!

We are having a very mild winter here on Vancouver Island but I’m still craving spring in a big way.

Can’t you just smell these lilacs? ๐Ÿ˜Š

PS: On an unrelated topic, is the new, “improved” WP editor driving you crazy?

Why they keep changing things here that were working just fine, I do not know. This simple post is taking way too long to complete and is not formatted as I would have liked. I just didn’t have time to keep resetting paragraphs, color, bolding….

WordPress…IF IT Ain’t Broke, Don’t ” Fix” It!!!

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The I LOVE SPRING Contest!

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Contest closes March 31st! ๐Ÿ™‚


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One lucky winner will win $200 in great prizes.

What a great way to welcome and to start the spring season. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Have a great weekend and Happy Easter! ๐Ÿ™‚

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A Tanka Moment: Spring Thaw


This is a poem from the archives and my first attempt at Tanka poetry.ย 

I hope you enjoy it for the first time, or perhaps, once again! ๐Ÿ˜‰

It has definitely “thawed” here in BC, only a bit of snow left up on the higher mountains.ย Everything else is starting to bloom! ๐Ÿ™‚

How is your weather?ย 

You can read more about Tanka poetry here.

Have a Wonderful Weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚


Welcome Spring and Happy Weekend! :-)


gg collage

It’s been a soggy start to spring this morning, ๐Ÿ˜ฆ here in Interior BC. I’m hoping the sun will break through, later today.

Hope you enjoy all the “glorious green” in this photo collage I made a while back! How I โ™ฅย green.ย 

Happy Spring and Happy Weekend.

Hope the sun is shining where you are! ๐Ÿ™‚


Haiku Reflections: Spring IS On the Way!

spring IS on the way haiku

We had a glorious, sunny day yesterday, here in Interior BC.

Joe and I took some time off from work/chores/to-do-lists and decided to take a LONG walk.

We ended up down at our lake shore, sitting in the sun, soaking up some rays and good energy. ๐Ÿ™‚

It felt so good to have sun on my face again and to see a really clear, blue sky, ๐Ÿ™‚ after too many weeks of dark cloudy days. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Spring really IS on the way here.

How about where you are? Any signs of spring?ย 

Have a wonderful week! ย 


Word of the Week: Productivity!

Mother Earth is getting rather productive right about now too.ย 

Spring, soon to appear. Can’t wait!!!

early spring

How Iย โ™ฅ to feel productive! ๐Ÿ™‚

To have a really productive day, week, month

Wasting time bothers me, a lot!

A long time ago, a man I was involved with shared this quote with me, apparently credited to L. Ron Hubbard, of Scientology “fame”. I’m NOT a fan of Scientology but I did like this quote and I never forgot it:

“Production is the Basis of all Morale”

I don’t know about the ALL part but being productive is so energizing, when it comes to creative projects. Taking an ordinary or even bad day and turning it around for the better.

Another quote I like:

“Just begin, the inspiration will follow.”

This one shared by a famous Canadian painter I had the privilege to interview years ago.

Sometimes, we don’t feel like starting. I know that only too well. But the inspiration DOES follow.

Thebest way to begin, is, to begin” (my quote) and I think it’s oh, so true.

I’m working on my third cookbook: The Groovy Green Kitchen II, and I’ve made the end of February my deadline to finish!!! It’s been “in the works” for much too long already, but almost there. ๐Ÿ™‚

When we encourage and support each other, I believe it’s even easier to be productive.

I wish you all the best, with all your current, creative pursuits!

Positive vibes and energy, I โ™ฅย it!

Have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚