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Pansies

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by Viktoria Vidali on July 10, 2017

in General,Monthly Post,Poetry

Beauty itself

They nod their pretty heads
in the morning air
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The Shade Garden & The Snake

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by Sharon Brown on July 1, 2017

in General,Guest Writers,Monthly Post

During most winters my grandmother visited her two daughters in cities far from the mountains where I was growing up. As soon as spring arrived, she came home again to garden.

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Enigma

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by Viktoria Vidali on June 24, 2017

in General,Monthly Post,Poetry

In times of trouble and need,
what can we offer each other
to truly calm the heart?
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Paula Gray

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by Viktoria Vidali on June 10, 2017

in Art,General,Monthly Post,The Creative Voice

THE CREATIVE VOICE. This is the twelvth and last in a series of monthly posts that will explore the sources of creative inspiration of living artists. Featured artists will speak of the unique circumstances that cause the Muses to visit them, and how they understand and interpret what the Muses are imparting. The artists will share their personal intuitions and insights, sometimes by telling a story, sometimes by explaining a concept or vision. May this exhilarating voyage encourage and motivate the artist in each of us.
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I grew up loving wildflowers. During the 40s and 50s there weren’t many other flowers available in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. I also grew up loving color and I was particularly attracted to red. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered very few red wildflowers growing in my mountains.

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Memory

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by Viktoria Vidali on May 24, 2017

in General,Monthly Post,Poetry

Go deep into memory,
not like an excavator with a pick and shovel,
but like a pioneer, absorbing from a high ridge
a flower-filled valley that on its far edges
reaches the sea.
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Keith Canova

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by Viktoria Vidali on May 10, 2017

in Art,General,Monthly Post,Music,The Creative Voice

THE CREATIVE VOICE. This is the eleventh in a series of monthly posts that will explore the sources of creative inspiration of living artists. Featured artists will speak of the unique circumstances that cause the Muses to visit them, and how they understand and interpret what the Muses are imparting. The artists will share their personal intuitions and insights, sometimes by telling a story, sometimes by explaining a concept or vision. May this exhilarating voyage encourage and motivate the artist in each of us.
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Everywhere A Mint Mint

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by Sharon Brown on May 1, 2017

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Everywhere a mint mint! With apologies to Old MacDonald, let’s dig a little deeper into the invasive tactics of a delightful herb named mentha.
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The Meeting Of Worlds

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by Viktoria Vidali on April 24, 2017

in General,Monthly Post,Poetry

It is no longer impossible to imagine
wild animals befriending Saint Francis
among the sloping olive groves of Assisi
that overlook Spoleto Valley.
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The Last Call Of The Wild

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by Viktoria Vidali on April 11, 2017

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Written in 1996 by Aldo and Viktoria Vidali while living in the Cleveland National Forest of San Diego County, this is based on a true story of a California mountain lion struggling to survive. Reposted in memoriam of Aldo Vidali, a great and beautiful soul, devoted husband and father, on the first anniversary of his death, April 11, 2016.
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