Category Archives: Nature

#Inktober Day 2 & #Haiku

zoning in on zinnias, their zazzle, texture, and color. © 2018 Michelle Kogan   Thinking about focusing on letters of the alphabet to lead me through inktober…though, not in any particular order.

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Poetry Friday–Flower Bids So Long…

WIP End Season Flowers, © 2018 Michelle Kogan, watercolor and watercolor pencil. Happy Poetry Friday. I’m sharing some poems and art about Season’s End, changes, and another amazing Moon flower. FLOWER BIDS SO LONG… I’ve taken a turn decisively east– Petals … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–I AM From Poems

Roger’s Park Dunes Restoration and Piping Plover, endangered species, © 2018, Michelle Kogan, painted in 2012, watercolor and watercolor pencil. Happy Poetry Friday and Fall! As much as I love the changing seasons and colors of fall, I still have … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Semipalmated Sandpipers

Semipalmated sandpiper WIP, © 2018 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been back and forth to our beach this last week, watching these wonderful small semipalmated sandpipers as they migrate through the Chicago area enroute to their winter home in … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-IMPERFECT poems about mistakes: an anthology for middle schoolers

Happy Poetry Friday! With September already here, and the school year underway, I thought what a better time to pause and focus on this wonderful poetry anthology by Tabatha Yeatts, IMPERFECT poems about mistakes: an anthology for middle schoolers. In … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Poems and a Sale

Morning Glories on porch, © 2018 Michelle Kogan, Greeting Card, watercolor and watercolor pencil Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Summers End! Today I’m sharing a mix of this and that … to accompany this transitional time between end of summer … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Summer Poetry Swap

Happy Poetry Friday! Today I am sharing a Poetry Swap treasure-trove I received recently. But first I would like to give a big thanks to poet, writer, and friend, Tabatha Yeatts, for organizing the swap, and providing us all with this … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Green Heron poem & WIP

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m following up on Christie Wyman’s call for bird poems–by featuring the Green Heron in poetry and art. Christie is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup at her blog Wondering and Wandering–thanks for the challenge and for … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Blooms, haiku, and sketch

  cottage garden blooms beauty waves her petals, care for her fragile gifts. © 2018 Michelle Kogan My hanging petals reminded me of a summer poem by the Bard a.k.a. William Shakespeare, and here it is set to music. Ariel’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Bounty, Dreams, & Painting …

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing some art and poems that were inspired by and begun while in Door County, WI. My first poem is a golden shovel that I built from Langston  Hughes’ poem Dreams. DREAMS What shall we hold …  … Continue reading

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