Tag Archive: Glimpse of Solace


After The Blizzard — Lesléa Newman (photos by Kathy Buckland)

Snow cat © Kathy Buckland, 2018

Greetings! A couple of weeks ago I received an email from esteemed writer Lesléa Newman with some wonderful poems. It made my day. She has a new collection of poetry–it’s called Lovely, and this poem is from that new book out from Headmistress Press. When I read this poem about a cat, I knew to …

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Gift of the wild

Wild desire © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

I just spotted a coyote across the creek, running along the bank. Happy Christmas Eve to all. Peace, love, and solace.   Gift of the wild On Christmas a coyote came to our fence and ever since my dog has been visited by dreams of running with the pack, almost able to catch up but …

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Elizabeth Drew Stoddard — November

Autumn charms my melancholy mind © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Good day and happy December and Happy Hanukkah (which begins today). I’ve started my shopping, put up lights outside, but haven’t yet gotten my Christmas tree or decorated the inside of my house. I’ve been lackadaisical and uninspired, spending time doing crosswords, catching up on past issues of The New Yorker, and reading mysteries (Glass …

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Happy Thanksgiving

Shangri-la © Laura Rodley, 2017

Hope your holiday is wonderful.  Thanks for reading this blog.  I have much to be grateful for and I hope you do too. Today’s photo comes from Laura Rodley who explains:  “The photo I took while driving home and all of a sudden the clouds were setting on top of the cornfield like a  Shangri-la …

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