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Welcome to daily nature photo and creative writing blog, #NewThisDay

Welcome to my daily nature photo blog

Writing from My Photo Stream ~ Kelly DuMar


#NewThisDay Writing From My Photo Stream

Prickly Pear Cactus, Butterfly Trail, Pojoaque, NM

Prickly Pear Cactus, Butterfly Trail, Pojoaque, NM

The days you work are the best days.

~ Georgia O’Keeffe

Butterfly Trail is my daily walk, and I went earlier today, to walk in less sun, less heat. Awake early, I went straight to work, then took my walk into the desert, surrounded by hills, it’s October blue and gold and sage is mostly what I smell, and juniper, so much juniper, which loves the sun and the berries are many. I am, now at bedtime, pretty much written out, and happily so. I have new poems and revised poems, and realized today that I will have a new book soon. I started a table of contents of the poems I’ll include. I have a working title. The poems are coming, I am sitting down for them and staying with them. I am letting what comes come, and I’m grateful for this time, this gift, this freedom from distraction, and will not waste it.

Nopal (from the Nahuatl word nohpalli [noʔˈpalːi] for the pads of the plant) is a common name in Spanish for Opuntia cacti (commonly referred to in English as prickly pear), as well as for its pads.
— Wikipedia