Category Archives: Nature photos

#NaPoWriMo day 17 & #internationalhaikuday

Inspired by my backyard bunny model… just bunny and me munching, scratching, munching winters dreams away… 2019 Michelle Kogan         For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by art that I create or have created. Visit these … Continue reading

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Day 2 #NPM #NaPoWriMo–Junco’s & Haiku

junco waits… gray day fades with refreshing rainwater © 2019 Michelle Kogan For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by art that I create or have created. Visit these spots on line to participate in National Poetry Month: Academy of … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–12 Days of Christmas

Happy Poetry Friday Last week I finished up Julie Hedlund’s 12 days of Christmas Challenge–it started on December 26th and ran through January 6, 2019. It’s a Facebook group that she’s been offering writer’s for the last four years, to … Continue reading

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#Inktober day 23 In Memory of Michael Bricis

My inktober sketch and tanka poem today is in memory of a dear, kind, artist we just lost Michael Bricis. PUMPKINS AND DIVERSITY (Letter “P”) In memory of Michael Bricis–a master of the pen, and whom we will all remember fondly. … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Vote & #Inktober

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m here with a mix of poetry and art to raise consciousness for the US Midterm Elections. My illustration accompanies my poem which was inspired by Calef Brown’s prompt on Michelle Heidenrich Barnes’ blog site Today’s Little … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–More Monarchs & Bees

    Happy Poetry Friday! I’m posting early as I’m on my way to Door County, WI. I think the monarchs may become more scarce soon as the milkweed flowers are almost finished blooming. A few more pics from my … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Butterflies and Bees

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome to my backyard … I’ve been in awe at the number of monarchs I have visiting in my garden this summer. There are sometimes five fluttering around at the same time. I’m sharing the path of … Continue reading

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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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