Colorful Remedy

The inkling of color in a violet bloom,

Enough to lift deep winter’s gloom…


To see the vibrant colors of life,

Eases the ills of cold snowy strife…


So glad am I to have it close by,

To lift my spirit when it catches my eye.




© 2018 – James Sponseller –



Thrill to Nil

When first I read, the word as “thrill”…

I thought a post I’d surely fill…

Upon a second glance, I’m ill…

Turns out the prompt is really “trill“…

So here I sit, ideas now nil…

And sadly I’ve now lost the will.



😉 Have a great day everyone!



© 2018 – James Sponseller –

Color Doodle

Just a small color based doodle. It has been rather cold around here the last few days with snow all around so I thought I would doodle with mostly with warm colors.

They aren’t anything impressive, just a bit theraputic to make.

Have a great day and stay warm wherever you are!


Scene: A Quiet Place

I don’t think it would shock anyone that this is one of my favorite scenes from a few months ago.

[Begin scene]

Between the rocks along a tiny trail,
Is found this place of little water falls…

When here no thoughts to give of win or fail,
Just sit and listen close to natures calls…

The woods around are host to many things,
And others you will find inside the stream…

Now hear the song a happy blue bird sings,
It’s better than the latest online meme…

So find your way to such a quiet place,
And leave the daily stresses of your life…

Because you cannot win this crazed rat race,
That fills your life with not but ire and strife.

If not a quiet place that you can find,
Imagine well and make one in your mind.

[End scene]




© 2018 – James Sponseller –


Poem: Agile

Agile words, shared from this place, to make one stop and think…

And ease their day, some joy embrace, to bring them from the brink…

Of giving in, to stress and strife, a rather darkened state…

I hope words help, and pictures too, for each who can relate!




© 2018 – James Sponseller –


Scene: Fresh Snow

[Begin scene]

The world bright yet nearly colorless, earth tones hidden beneath a blanket of fresh white snow…

Bits of blue escape through the clouds, hinting at the somber sky beyond…

Shadows dance and play on the ground turned canvas, here to entertain

The show, one of silence, as the snow muffles natures sounds…

#peaceful bliss

[End scene]



© 2018 – James Sponseller –


Haiku: Static

Static, this moment,

Hanging deftly on the edge,

Waiting to collapse.


A snowy overhang picture taken this morning from last night’s snow and ice storm.




© 2018 – James Sponseller –



Carve it out,

Your place in life,

Face the world with strength…

Stand and shout,

Combat your strife,

Go to any length…

Be the one,

That you should be,

Only you will know…

When it’s done,

Your life now free,

People see you glow.

copyright 2018 – James Sponseller –


Undulate with zest…

Completely fill with music…

Very exhausting.


Scene: Funnel of Dusk

[Begin scene]

A day calm and serene, closing once again…

Light gathering into the funnel of dusk, melding into the brightest yellows…

Reds and purples streaming in, reflected about by a mix of clouds…

A small pond mirroring back the beautiful sight, highlighting a stand of pines…

The horizon, a dark silhouette, like ash against the burning sky.

[End scene]




© 2018 – James Sponseller –

Daily Prompt: Treat

Just a short, and so-so poem today.


The snow piled deep,

Whilst everyone did sleep,

When morning came,

With weather to blame,

A day for us to keep.


A simple welcome treat,

To stay within the sheets,

And spend more time,

With my wife sublime,

And hope for a repeat!


Deep Snow Image courtesy of



Good bye 2017

2017 has been a very busy year but a generally positive one for me and my wife.

We finally moved in to the house we had been rennovating for the last couple years and are starting to get settled in.

And I started blogging for the first time ever. I know I’ve been a bit quiet this past week as we’ve enjoyed Christmas and time with family but should return to a  more regular posting routine as the new year begins.

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and are prepared to start a new year!

Happy 2018 Everybody!