Category Archives: Nature photos

Poetry Friday: Thoreau, Nature, & Poetry Swap

Wildlife Comes to Lake Shore Drive, endangered species, © 2013 Michelle Kogan, watercolor and watercolor pencil. Available in my online Etsy Shop Michelle Kogan Fine Art I read last week that today is Henry David Thoreau’s Birthday (I think from … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Mother’s Day– Poems from “The Best of Today’s Little Ditty 2016”

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Mother’s Day. I have the pleasure today of featuring a rich and varied collection of poems from Michelle Heidenrich Barnes’ The Best of Today’s Little Ditty 2016, Poems for Our Mothers. This is Michelle’s second poetry … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 21 haiku and sketch

noon spring pruning, catch me if you can– fleeting moments © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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#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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