These are a few of the many wonderful photos I have published here so far. Thank you to all the artists, and I hope to create more collections.
Often when I look for a photo for a post, I view many interesting and beautiful photos. My selections are informal. Perhaps I would like to illustrate a poem, add another color, and/or a photo expresses hope and resilience. I look for the photo that seems right for a specific post.
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted,
and the right of the poor.
Psalm 140: 12
Poems From Psalms And Nature: July 2010 to the present
I began Poems From Psalms And Nature on July 18, 2010.
My first post was Psalm 46 Be Still . . .
Be still, and know
that I am God
Psalm 46: 10a (KJV)
Native Plants was from July 27, 2010.
about native plants
I too thrive best
where I belong
One of my goals with Journal Notes Blog is to review my work so far, including my handwritten journals. I also enjoy learning about design from WordPress.com, and trying different themes. The Psalms and nature are a part of my daily life.
A new image, and/or a different design, can give an old poem new life. There are many readers. A poem familiar to one person is new for another. I know I enjoy rereading poetry.
Poems written over time may form a book. Quiet Christmas Poetry is both a large print chapbook and free site.
And I always feel that I am just beginning, and I love to learn. Art grows over time. I have found that my blogs lead to practice and poems. And when I have needed to rest more, that is good as well. The years and seasons vary. Grateful.
water birds flying north
stay close to water
Published in Take-out Window: Haiku Society of America 2014 Members’ Anthology, edited by Gary Hotham.
My haiku was first published in SMILE, 67, 2010.
Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us,
but unto thy name give glory,
for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake.
Psalm 115: 1
Morning Glories, Pansies and Honeysuckle Drawing
is courtesy of Reusable Art.
Post Design – 2
I subscribe to my blogs, so I have an extra copy of my posts. Good to have copies of our work. I often write my poems directly in post drafts now.
The email for my previous post, Post Design, reprints my haiku clearly.
For the different presentations of the poem, please visit the post. You may have noted this already.
I am so grateful for the many ways to create, read, and view our art.
Yesterday, I updated my About page, since I began Journal Notes Blog in March 2017.