a poem about emotion

© Dennett 2021

I cry easily, quickly, completely, tenderly —
I cry for sad stories, fearful tales, losses, disappointments,
and joy — yes, I cry when others may smile or cheer,
when a story is heartwarming, inspirational, or hopeful.
I cry when seeing sunrises and sunsets, kittens and puppies,
and watching people hug…

© Dennett


November Six Word Photo Story Challenge: “3”

Waterless ducks watch from the trees.

Our neighborhood is home to dozens of Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks. Unlike the Muscovies and Mallards, the Whistlers spend much of their time on land, mostly going to the water when spooked, and they get spooked a lot. Everything scares them. They fly in a…

© Dennett ~ Sunday, November 21, 2021 ~ Bulbous

Photo-a-Day Challenge

My week in photos

Sunday we went downtown. Our first visit since I contracted food poisoning at a restaurant there in March. Our first visit since my 6-month struggle with illness. Ben, who did not experience food poisoning, wanted take-out from that same eatery. But, I’ll never be able to eat there again.


Happy Adoption Day

a cat photo journey

© Dennett ~ December 11, 2017

Pre-Thanksgiving five years ago, I started toying with the idea of adopting a second cat. Our Tango leans towards lazy. He’s a cuddler and a napper. During his three years with us, he became less active, more chubby. Time for a playmate.

As fate would have it, two of my…

© Dennett ~ Young Muscovy Ducks


November Six Word Photo Story Challenge: “3”

One fourth of a dozen ducklings.

In the summer, a Muscovy duck on our lake hatched twelve ducklings. She would bring them to our shore for corn when their feathers were still lemony-yellow. Now, they’re young adults. My husband named them “The Quacklings” and they continue to show up for…

© Dennett ~ Moorhens

Nature Photography / Power of 3

November Six Word Photo Story Challenge: “3”

Today’s Lunch Special: Dunk and Catch

Moorhens, also called Marsh Hens, are not ducks. They are members of a bird group known as Rails and are closely related to Coots. They are shy, reclusive birds usually found in thick vegetation. Moorhens can be found during warm months in the Northern…


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