Love, Laughter, and Life

Adventures With a Book Lover


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Haiku Moment: land, hop, walk

land, pause, freeze, and look

what’s a bird to do? can’t move

winter’s sticky tape

hop, hop, hop-three jumps

and you are there, discover

snowy hidden treats

different bird tracks;

walk, waltz, snoop: toes in, toes out

winter hides the food


land, hop, walk

by Angie Quantrell

photos by Angie Quantrell

Winter in the Yakima Valley


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Haiku Moment: drafty

color splash welcomes

beacon against monotone

shelter-but drafty

drafty by Angie Quantrell

winter in the Yakima Valley, WA

photo by Angie Quantrell


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Haiku Moment: frozen in thyme

crisp hoar frost descends

embroiders lacy fingers

winter’s herbsicle

frozen in thyme by Angie Quantrell

photos by Angie Quantrell, Yakima Valley


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Sunday Moment: Advent 2 – The Proclamation of Great Joy

Can you feel the joy and excitement when you read this section? I can just imagine the magnificence of the scene! And the heavenly choir! These verses are some of my favorites.

Image by Nancy Violeta Velez; Flickr.com

See more of Nancy’s work here.


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Haiku Moment: breathe

dark broken by light

snow day, but no sleeping in

time to wander, breathe

breathe by Angie Quantrell

Yakima Valley


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Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for you!

Sending warm thoughts of delicious food, blessed fellowship, and grateful thoughts.

Peace and grace.


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Haiku Moment: poofs

leading trail of poofs

struggle to escape mealtime

final resting place

poofs by Angie Quantrell

life (and death) in the pasture, Yakima Valley