The Drive


Porsche Boxster, Boxster S

I took a drive down the California highway,

clear blue skies faded into the picturesque blue lagoons.

Destination miles far from sight were greeted

with winding roads and mountainous terrains

etched into the scenic views.

White seagulls cascaded gracefully across the gulf’s coast,

and the wild geese moved across the shores with agility.

The dolphins were playfully doing their aquatic dance.

Remnants of large boulders aligned sands of the coastline.

If only for a few hours, the drive along the scenic trail

was a mirage of peace on earth as spectators from different

walks of life sat peacefully on the shorelines

enjoying nature’s wonders.


~Yvonne L

Response to the Daily Prompt Challenge. Today’s word (Drive)

Natural, What is Natural?


Today’s daily prompt word is natural. When I think of what to write about natural, I started thinking about the meaning of natural. In today’s modern society, I asked myself, is anything really natural these days? While more people are conscious of the ecosystem, the benefits of eating healthy, more use of natural products, others like myself are choosing to wear our natural hair rather than have hair chemically processed and so on, I still consider how much of anything is really natural.

So, what is natural? There are several variations of natural. One is considered natural if he or she possesses a skill, trait, or tendency which seems to come at ease. Natural is considered the pure or original state of a product or substance, and natural is referred to nature’s resources.

However, products and natural resources are often tampered with, and they’re not allowed to flourish in their pure state of origin. The balance of nature is often simply unbalanced, so to speak, because of man-made disturbance and manipulation. Individuals are often swayed, contaminated, and influenced by other forces, primarily technology, therefore the natural way of thinking or seeing things are often altered.

So, I ask again, do we really know what is natural anymore? Is natural a reality or a perception? Just a thought.

Natural Beauty

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Breathtaking scenes taken by me today from the Shenandoah Mountains  in Virginia. What man can lay claim on creating a beautiful landscape of nature’s wonders? What man can perfectly shape mountains of an elevation of over 4000 above sea level and surround them with  beautiful spacious trees that stands stately and form canopies across miles of treacherous and winding roads. What man can orchestrate an array of wild flowers to adorn its massive terrain?

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The charming hideaway — oasis of serenity is a

tiny crafted wooden structure tucked away neatly 

in the woods standing with four erected walls.

It’s glass paneled windows and doors

opened to embrace nature’s warmth

are charmingly reminders

home still remains

anywhere the



` Yvonne L

Two Roses


Two roses stood closely together-

fully bloomed and tightly formed.

In harmony, they stood-

together and strong.

No rodents, pestilence, nor seasons

could separate them.

The rain, snow, storms

and all elements came their way.

Together with resilience

they withstood the test of time.

Through nurturing, without prodding,

their petals were beautifully sprouted.

Continually, both grew

with beauty above the rest.

Their sweet fragrances penetrated the air.

The roses each blossomed without care.

Both roses were fertile and secure.

They stood poised to further endure.

Then one day someone came along

and picked one rose.

Now withered, exposed and shattered,

the one rose stands alone,

worn and tattered.