La Luna #poetry #photography #alone #symbolism

clothed in shimmering white
She dances and sways
to a starry ritornelle
a gaze over her shoulder
catches her reflection
beams at  radiant beauty
delight as she changes with the tide

enshrouded in the cover of darkness
surrounded by empty silence
cold shivers fill the night
No audience to marvel “how lovely”
sheet music ruffles on vacant stands
alone in the loneliest of places

The Cosmos


Moondustwriter celebrates 10 years of  blogging on Word Press. This is an archived poem from the first month (with some minor changes). Poetry is cathartic and I hope anyone who needs to blow off steam finds the outlet in writing.

As this posts, I will be in Africa doing what I love – teaching the children I write for. 10 years ago this was only a dream now this is an amazing reality.

Thank you Word Press for giving artists, writers, poets a place for venting, a place to fly…

To those of you who have encouraged me to not give up (you know who you are) I’m sending a bouquet of Thank Yous!!!


Water #poetry #drought #Uganda

one blue cup each

flows easily through her hands

dry river beds

laughter’s pure reflection

sing song they learn A B Cs


so young to be old

internal Acholi’s strength

Nile clouds my vision


If I share a handful of their giggles, would you share a handful of precious water?

This week’s  Word Press photo challenge is Reflections

and Reflections at Weekly Tanka Prompt

Gravity #photography #haiku



Fallen leaves

death unpreventable

gravity’s rose

The Word Press DP Photo Challenge is Weight (less) – “Show us the effects of gravity.”. Whether it is a physical pull or an emotional drain, gravity is always heavy.

Signs to the left of me… #photography

(… Here I am -Stuck in the middle with you)

“I’m with him, ” the alien says

“and who are you with?” he asks

“The joker just behind – you!”

For some reason the song “Stuck in the Middle with You” (clowns to the left of me jokers to the right…) bashed against my temple with the WP Daily Post Photography Challenge prompt: Signs


weekly-photo-challenge-inside #photography #haiku

roaming with my home

life’s at a snail’s pace

 room inside for 1

This week’s weekly photo challenge: Inside

Looking inside the work of these photographers brings a smile:

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside « Leya
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge – Floating Inside My Mind | Isadora Art and Photography
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: INSIDE | MAGGIE’S BLOG
  4. Inside Harmony | A Journey Called Life …
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | paintedwords
  6. 3-14-14 Getting Inside The Weekly Photo Challenge | The Quotidian Hudson
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge : The Inside of Things / Bagian Dalam | bambangpriantono
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | 2812 photography
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Spacious Interior | puncta lucis
  10. Inside, Outside, Inside | Mary J Melange
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Witrian’s Photofolio
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside | Different Isn’t Wrong, It’s Just Different
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Edge of the Forest
  14. Inside view | marsowords
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: INSIDE OUT | V A S T L Y C U R I O U S
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | mommyneurotic
  17. Locked – Forever and ever!
  18. weekly photo challenge: inside | Del’s other stuff…
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Geophilia Photography
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Memory Catcher
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Ruth E Hendricks Photography
  22. WPC: Inside | dadirridreaming
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: INSIDE | Captured By Kylie Photography
  24. Hamster babies in a shoebox (Daily Prompt: Inside) | Photo0pal Photography
  25. Inside uShaka | de Wets Wild
  26. inside the light at the end of the tunnel | memoirs of an unremarkable man
  27. Photo Challenge- Inside | eat less sugar you’re sweet enough
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (I’m Done With Winter) | Laughing Through Life
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside a Basin | littlegirlstory
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | WorldwideFriends
  32. Flying inside the lines | See Diving
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge : Inside | An Evolving Scientist
  34. From Inside the Boston Elevated in San Francisco (Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside) | The San Francisco Scene–Seen!
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Retired2Travel
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside – Boil, Boil, Toil and ……..pasta! |
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Nola Roots, Texas Heart
  38. Logos Compilation | Crazy Art
  39. Uninvited Dinner Guest | Holoholo Girls
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Shoot ‘N Go
  41. weekly photo challenge: inside | bob’s wife
  42. Inside: Who Does it Better than Cats?
  43. WPC: Inside | blueberriejournal
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (Ireland under a Rainbow) | What’s (in) the picture?
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Travel-Stained
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | tagnoue
  47. From Within | Weekly Photo Challenge | Focal Breeze
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | thereviewparent
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | f-stop fantasy
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Indira’s Blog
  51. Weekly Photography Challenge: Inside « Minute Moments
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Life Confusions
  53. Inside | Eye of Lynx
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Wright Outta Nowhere
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: “Inside” – Inside the Marcipan Museum in Szentendre, Hungary | My Notebook
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Bark Time = everything and nothing
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (Hole in a Hedge) | What’s (in) the picture?
  58. Inside- Weekly Photo Challenge | The Rider
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: INSIDE | girltuesday speaks
  60. Unusual Things You Find Inside a Garden | TRAVEL WORDS
  62. Eye don’t think so… | thoughtsofrkh
  63. Inside Salisbury Cathedral | Eyes to Heart
  64. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside | The River Mom
  65. INSIDE an ancient bronze-age village | Ellen Gregory
  66. View from Inside | Colline’s Blog
  67. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | From My Horizon
  68. The Blog Farm | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Mia Musings
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | imagination
  71. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (the Jewelry Box) | Ana Linden
  72. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (II) | Uncle Spike’s Adventures
  73. Trapped inside | Thin spiral notebook
  74. Thinking Inside The Box | Musings of a Soul Eclectic
  75. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | The Approximate Yogi
  76. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside ~ The Ocean | In Da Campo
  77. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside ~ Corridor reloaded | Aylin’s Wonderland
  78. Come peek inside.. Weekly Photo Challenge | Patchwork Ponderings
  79. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | YSalma
  80. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Today, on Earth
  81. inside | yi-ching lin photography
  82. Weekly Photo Challenge: inside | Jottings and Writings
  83. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Life Happens
  84. Puppy In a Pestel | Lillie-Put
  85. Inside Flowers – A WordPress Photo Challenge! | Life in the Foothills
  86. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Pat and Al’s Adventure Continues…
  87. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Northwest Frame of Mind
  88. What & Where — Inside? | Exploratorius
  89. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Foto Challenge
  90. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Discovering Ranch Life ~ Photography
  91. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Across the Bored
  92. Weekly Photo Challenge: “Inside” the Ocean | SABAS LOG
  93. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | belgradestreets
  94. Inside outside | Words ‘n Pics…
  95. Looking Inside……..(wp weekly photo challenge) | Daily Observations
  96. Beauty inside (weekly photo challenge – inside) | Tales of a slightly stressed Mother!
  97. Inside: Weekly Photo Challenge | Destino
  98. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Lipgloss and a Backpack
  99. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Momus News
  100. WPC – Inside | FOTO PROSA & CRAZY ART

Unusual #dailypost #photography #poetry

color side by side

And where might it bee?

Alice asked of the rabbit

wild sound

it can be as close as your fingertips

or as far a field

bee trees love 098

just look through this pink tube

you’ll see

the pink tube


Can you guess what the daily post weekly photo challenge is???

And please enjoy some of these unusual and delightful works by other photographers:

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual | Flickr Comments
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: An unusual point of view | Stephen Chapman
  3. The Unusual Suspect | Good2begone
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | Ese’ s Voice
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | The Ambitious Drifter
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge – An Unusual POV (A Dog’s Life) | Points of View
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV from Sardinia | My Sardinian Life
  8. An Unusual POV (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
  9. Deer (Unusual POV: Weekly Photo Challenge) | photo potpourri
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | Under the Monkey Tree
  11. Pommel
  12. Pilgrims at Guru Shikar in Rajasthan | An Enchanted Eye
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | Jasper Smits
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge : Unusual POV | Moments In Your Life
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV – Joy and Woe
  16. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV – Different Angle
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | Dim Lamp/קנה רצוץ לא ישבור
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | belgradestreets
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge : Unusual | Retirement and beyond
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual | Books, Music, Photography & Movies : my best friends
  21. An Unusual Point Of View | Ohm Sweet Ohm
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual | So where’s the snow?
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV (Let’s Fly) | Molly Greye
  24. Reflection | Monochrome
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | rondomtaliedraai
  26. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV – From Bottom
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | A mom’s blog
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: An unusual POV | My Little Rio Journal
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | Hope* the happy hugger
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | The Plexi Pixie
  31. From Tokyo Sky Tree – Weekly Photo Challenge: An unusual POV | Summerfield84’s English blog
  32. Portrait …..from my point of view..(wp photo challenge) | Daily Observations
  33. WordPress weekly photo challenge: an unusual POV | Milka Pejovic
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge – Unusual POV | Chittle Chattle
  35. Sway and Twirl | Detours by Deepali
  36. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV (and the very basic…placing my subject away from the middle) | Lola Jane’s World
  37. weekly photo challenge – an unusual pov | myguiltypleasures
  38. POV – A Different Perspective | Life in the Foothills
  39. Photoworld 6-9-13 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  40. WB Yeats in Sligo, Ireland | Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis and Me
  41. Repeating Landscapes | Required Writing
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge – Unusual POV | Just Snaps
  44. The Place For … | Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea–Points of View | SimplySage
  45. Unusual lines of view | marsowords
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Through the Eye of the Machine – Black & White | SERENDIPITY
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual | This, that and the other thing
  48. weekly photo challenge – unusual pov, 2 | myguiltypleasures
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual POV | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  50. Unusual Tattoo | Cardinal Guzman
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | Wind Against Current
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV
  53. S. Thomas Summers | Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual Point of View
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | tornin2’s Blog
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | Know-All’s Box
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | Tricia Booker Photography
  58. An unusual POV | follow your nose
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | Postcards from Scotland
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | Istanbul Sweet Home – BLOG
  61. Weekly Photography Challenge: An Unusual POV – Flower in a Fencepost « Minute Moments
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual Point of View (Chickens) | What’s (in) the picture?
  63. Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual POV – Photographs
  64. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | Snapshots & Smiles
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | Transitions and A Medically Complex Child
  66. Weekly Photo Challenge : Unusual Point of View : Casselman River Bridge | I see beauty all around by rob paine
  67. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | What Is It?!?
  68. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV « Restawyle
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge: An unusual POV | paintedwords
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | nancy merrill photography
  71. Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual | the thirdeyeworld
  72. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual « Jejak-jejak yang Terserak
  73. Paris in a Glass | Beyond the Brush
  74. Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual POV « Little Miss Wordy
  75. Unusual point of view | de Wets Wild
  77. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | Albatz Gallery & Blog
  78. Weekly Photo Challenge–An Unusual POV | An Italophile
  79. Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual POV | AMtraveltimes
  80. WordPress Photo Challenge: Unusual POV | A year in the Life
  81. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual Point of View | Sandra Conner – By The Book
  82. #Post a Day-Weekly Photo Challenge, Theme of the Week | terry1954
  83. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | Megan Elizabeth
  84. WordPress weekly photo challenge: an unusual POV | Perfecting Motherhood
  85. Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual POV | Missionary IOU 差情尋
  86. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | V A S T L Y C U R I O U S
  87. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | Sitting on the Porch
  88. Weekly Photo Challenge – Unusual POV | Today, on Earth
  89. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual PoV | That Time In
  90. Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual Point of View | Day One
  91. Sanctuary | Thin spiral notebook
  92. weekly photo challenge: an unusual point of view (pov) | Curls n Skirls
  93. Photo Challenge: Unusual | Piglet in Portugal
  94. POV #21 | Mary J Melange

Weekly Photo Challenge “Forward – The Challenge” #poetry #photography #philosophy #parenting

Ripples of Life

Take this stone

throw it

create a beginning

moving outward

fluid concentricity

touches more points

as it moves

light catcher

shape tracker

moves images

a sunken piece of mass

inspires me

to move




As you  move forward what is it in the past that propelled you? Fear, a challenge, a friend, an enemy, money, debt…?

Was your move forward physical, spiritual?

Alone I never feared change or forward motion. For me “Forward” is a march toward adventure. As a mother, that move forward presents a different challenge. The ripple of the circle in the water reminds me of the move forward. It’s a challenge  when it involves others (those we love). There are edges of the circle (consequences) I cannot see or foresee.   The best I can do is hope (and pray) that those I love will weather the forward moving ripples in their paper boat of life.

HOW do the ripples inspire you???

WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge: In a new post specifically created for this challenge, share a picture that says FORWARD to you.

Perhaps it’s a path you yourself have taken, the building where you’re starting a great new job, or the curve of your partner’s pregnant belly. It could be an image that shows a physical move, or something that evokes a major life change. We look forward (ha!) to your interpretations.

Photograph: “Ripples of Life” copyright 2012 L. Moon

Faith & Entropy

Gud skaper noko nytt ved sitt Ord og sin Ande, vi kan ta imot det i tru og få oppleve at han gjer sitt verk med oss. Hans skaparkraft verkar konstuktivt i våre liv og skaper noko som er verdifullt for oss. Naturkreftene verkar nedebrytande, i fylgje entropilova, men Gud er Ånd og det som er født av hans Ande består. Jesu frelsesverk er fullbrakt og fullkome. Han er den siste Adam, som er ifrå himmelen og som for oss har vorte ei livgjevande ånd. Han gjev oss den Heilage Ande frå himmelen av berre nåde. Han gjev oss det evige livet.


Looking ahead, without looking back (too often)


Thanks for following a cowgirl on her crazy life journey.

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