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Springtime's warmth thaws me out,
Sunshine and birds and frogs call to me,
On my belt a leather cup holds my little tripod,
My camera is glad to be shed of winter's chill.

Hot summer days bring thunderstorms,
The sun and rain encourage growth,
I love to photograph the rainbows,
To taste the fresh picked berries.
                                                     
Frosty autumn evenings come one, then another,
And soon the trees are lit so brightly
It's like tasting a spicy peppermint,
But with eyes tingling instead of tongue.

Then winter's first snow falls,
Peaceful, calm, covering everything,
Then just cold, and cold, and more cold,
I meet each new day with sad, sad surrender.

Till next the warmth calls me out again...
I've not had much online time lately. This past weekend, when I wasn't on the go, I was working extra-time on a work problem that's been ongoing. Today (or more correctly now, yesterday), I had a bit of time online, but didn't even begin to catch up comments, much less devs...

I stumbled across another site where I read a challenge. Similar to :iconelorine:'s writing sparks, this site had a 2-word challenge. You could write anything you want, as long as it has these two words together in it somewhere. Only, they gave you four choices:

summer days, sad surrender, spicy peppermint, leather cup

Whichever one you chose to use, you had to include it in the title as well as within the text of the work. Now, me being the nature lover that I am - lover of ALL seasons, not just one or two, I got "sparked" and this was the result... Not just one of the two-word phrases, but all of them. :)
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely.
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:iconarkansawyer:
arkansawyer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Another gather.com challenge.
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:iconelorine:
Elorine Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Hobbyist
Sounds like a fun challenge. It's nice work you did with it, too. :)
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:iconarkansawyer:
arkansawyer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!! :D
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:iconelorine:
Elorine Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Hobbyist
You're welcome. :aww:
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eskimoblueboy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Neat piece. The challenge is interesting.
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:iconarkansawyer:
arkansawyer Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I thought so, too...
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eskimoblueboy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:) You're welcome.
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:iconlovelyart:
lovelyart Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007
you did good =) this is the first time I've actually known that you have written poetry, and you did really good to! :+fav:
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:iconarkansawyer:
arkansawyer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you!! if you go here: [link] you can see a few other things of mine...
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:iconlovelyart:
lovelyart Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007
I am so sorry! I should have remembered those.....but I didn't....I'm sorry.
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:iconarkansawyer:
arkansawyer Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, no worries... :) I have seen so much work on here that only a few pieces really stand out in my memory...
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:iconlovelyart:
lovelyart Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
I think that happens to everyone lol...
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:iconarkansawyer:
arkansawyer Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
sooner or later!!
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:iconlovelyart:
lovelyart Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007
Your welcome =) ok I'll do so.
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:iconarkansawyer:
arkansawyer Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Cool!!
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:iconlovelyart:
lovelyart Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
lol you write really good poetry you should do some more..
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:iconarkansawyer:
arkansawyer Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, i am sure i will!!
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:iconlovelyart:
lovelyart Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
your welcome and I'm glad that you are =)
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okiehillgirl Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
nice job, lil bro.
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:iconarkansawyer:
arkansawyer Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D
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:iconbuble:
Buble Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its good J! :very good.. I enjoyed reading it so much.. sounds like a good challenge was met! love t! :cuddle:
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:iconarkansawyer:
arkansawyer Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I needed to stretch those writing muscles... they haven't done much lately. ;p
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:iconbuble:
Buble Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know what that is like.. its good that you did it... may we ask for more? :please::nod:
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arkansawyer Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
one of these days...... i've been doing more reading (read: relaxing) than writing or posting of late, though... I will be looking at your new stuff - but alas, I am afraid it will be tomorrow (sunday, which is today technically) ... ;p
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Buble Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's become more apparent to myself that I have not done enough reading:reading: of late, and I do miss it.. cannot seem to find the:relax: relaxation to do so... except when we are on the boat.. but as the last 3 weeks have been rain rain and more rain..... I find myself drawn to DA again and again..... not good.... must break free!!! ..... how can I ever think of not being here though.... that is the trouble with me.... when I attach to people I care for.. Im like bee to honey........ and funny enough ... even though we dont meet anyone physically... I do miss them when I dont hear from them anymore:tears::sadangel: ( I am only talking about one person here) ..... Im too sensitive a person for sure( I dont mean you btw) I know we will always stay in contact ) .. so i too learn that even here on Da friendships change..... but all in all... DA is and will be a good place to be part of...... will be looking forward to your comments on my lates devs' though :eyes: ;P :hug:
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arkansawyer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Soon! well, a cat woke me up but perhaps I'll snooze a bit longer now that I've checked my comments... ;p
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:iconbuble:
Buble Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
could it be the cat that we took back haha ?:hug:
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:iconarkansawyer:
arkansawyer Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
no... we've gotten a cat as of a couple months ago who likes to go outdoors... but then, he wanted back in so he has figured out how to get my attention... (jump up on my windowscreen - must have heard me snoring!!)
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pugluvr Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
Great work!
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arkansawyer Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!! :glomp:
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pugluvr Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
You're welcome! =)
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