“Under the purple sky…”

© Terri Webster Schrandt

Terri says: “As May brightens 2023, I came across this image in my archives from spring 2018. My hubby and I spent 12 summer weekends at our Sacramento River Delta campground, where wind and board sports are a must-do. After a long day on the water, many of us gathered on the levee to watch the sunsets and chat about our water time. Wildflowers like these purple radishes grew profusely on the levees in the spring. This one seems to frame the sunset on the expanse of the river just so.”

A peaceful state as we watch
And we wait for what future brings
Counting our blessing through the years

It’s time to carve another notch
Some deals in life and what springs
As we share some laughters and tears

We stick like mud through quirks and botch
Holding on to news with our wings
We sail through life, the sea so clear

Finding each other in our splotch
Every cell in our body swings
Challenging and shooting our fears

And so we watch the peaceful sea
The love within that is the key*


For: https://ceenphotography.com/2023/05/10/cmmc-may-imperial-purple-color/, https://secondwindleisure.com/2023/05/14/sunday-stills-monthly-color-challenge-in-a-purple-haze/

6 responses

  1. Kirstin Troyer

    Great photos, poems and those quotes were great too.

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    1. ladyleemanila

      thanks, Kirstin 🙂


  2. Terri Webster Schrandt

    You have an incredible collection of all things purple, LL! You’re only the second blogger to include pics of purple food! Love the aquarium shots and many images that were not flowers, although I love the flowers, too! Your poem is wonderful and goes so well with the Tanka image. Have a great week and hope your Mother’s Day was special!

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    1. ladyleemanila

      thank you, Terri 🙂 I love purple! Have a lovely week ❤

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  3. Cee Neuner

    Wonderful displays of purple 😀 😀

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    1. ladyleemanila

      thank you, Cee 😀 😀

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