More precious than
jewels and gold
spread under the sky--
your visit
at the beginning of spring.
~Ryokan (cited: Trans K Tanahashi, Sky Above Great Wind)

This month’s Thursday’s Special Pick a Word Challenge words are: aureate, canine, consecrated, deciduous, desolate.

Vision:  Unable to see things clearly unless they are relatively close to the eyes, owing to the focusing of rays of light by the eye at a point in front of the retina; myopic


The Six Blind Men & the Elephant, a famous Hindu fable that tells the story of six blind sojourners that come across different parts of an elephant. In turn, each blind man creates his own version of reality from that limited experience and perspective. The video below is a illustrated version sharing an aged truth about our human condition and the relation between relative and absolute truth.

Jump on over to Lost in Translation to join this week’s Thursday’s Special.

Together with my Roget’s International Thesaurus, I selected these following images for September’s “pick a word” challenge…

can a journal be populated with words?  can words inhabit a journal?


nature, by her very nature is time sensitive


words and letters are often very companionable


love these burgeoning plants that grow alongside  a local trail


clandestine…walking through an alleyway wondering what is hidden behind those locked gates


Hopefully I will be forgiven for only including one color image for this Lost in Translation’s photo challenge.

traveling geese

the city park is home

early spring


While wandering about the city park in Fort Collins, the experience of “being here; yet not here” is reflected within this multiple exposure…

while this image is a telling of park visitors…unseen


submitted in response to Paula’s Thursday Color Challenge:  park