Category Archives: Nature photos

#NaPoWriMo day 9–poem and watercolor

HURRY SPRING! Took a peek out my window, oh woe–Snow– It’s almost double digit April. I’m ignoring this unnatural coat of white carpeted ground. Come on daffodils do your stuff, move over white fluff. Sing stronger spring– I can’t hear … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Potpourri: Hanukkah & Winter Poetry Swap

lights of eight sage branches stretch and reach skyward for freedom! ©2017 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday, and Happy Hanukkah! Last week on Saturday I recieved my winter poetry swap package in the mail. It couldn’t have come at a … Continue reading

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#Inktober day 7 and #Haiku

porcelain petals patient gifts tucked away, watch them wisely. © 2017 Michelle Kogan

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Poetry Friday Book Spine and Found Poetry

  I had the great pleasure of partaking in Chicago’s Newberry Library’s Summer Book Sale this past Sunday. I’m sharing my treasures that I found there. I created a found book spine poem from them for Poetry Friday. I had so … Continue reading

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WIP Draw a bird Day

  ‪#‎WIP‬ Wild Turkeys coming soon . . . And just in time for my friends celebrating August’s Draw a Bird Day, on the 8th of Each month, #‎WorldWatercolorGroup‬ My feathered friends here are from a trip my daughter and I made … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Haiku

  boots and roots journey, together intertwining  through springtime changes…  © 2016 Michelle Kogan

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#Inktober and haiku day 15, 2015

bend and blow mighty honey locust, for soon your leaves will all scatter… © Michelle Kogan 2015

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“Toady” a “Me” poem and quick sketch featured on Today’s Little Ditty Blog

My “Me” Poem “Toady” is featured today on Michelle Heidenrich Barnes blog “Today’s Little Ditty”: http://www.michellehbarnes.blogspot.com The “Me” challenge this month came from poet, Lee Bennett Hopkins who Michelle featured on Thursday September 3, 2015. TOADY Toady, sure wish I left you where you belong… But … Continue reading

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Garden Tanka and Pics

Some pics from my garden to accompany a Garden Tanka… August bounty brings multicolored garden treasures. Now, quickly capture them before the critters begin their feast! © Michelle Kogan 8-7-2015

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“My Treeless Tree House” poem was featured on Today’s Little Ditty

“My Treeless Tree House poem was featured yesterday on Michelle Heidenrich Barnes’ Blog “Today’s Little Ditty.” I’ve included a pic of the tree house that inspired the poem designed by my daughter. My Treeless Tree House My treeless tree house whirr is under construction. … Continue reading

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