the hottest summer on record for the Appalachian mountains – 90’s in October with mosquitoes everafter now, it’s New Year’s Eve, the temperatures hover in the 60’s – where’s the white of winter – and snow covered mountains Spring was long and wet, then the heat of summer that lasted through the Fall into Winter […]
…. October blue red maple leaves muted cardinals and finches foraging for the last of the bird seed marigolds blooming their brilliant pops of orange spiders building webs in corners and dying branches leaves fallen from the trees make a crunchy sound wind begins to howl with the untrimmed branches as they scratch the side […]
Longing …. for the Atlantic and it’s sound of crashing waves calling come play where one’s mind can rest to the rhythm of the the waves as they crash upon the shore Longing ….for Zugpitze or Grandfather Mountains where the wind blows fiercely and cold – singing a song of welcome – a song that soothes […]
6 a.m. and the sky is dark body and mind awake ready to start aware that soon school will begin life marches on like birds flying in the wind there’s a somberness and quietness as the end of summer begins and moments of remembrance for the long days of that have been gratitude for the […]
The end of Januar – the beginning of Februar the earth is wet, the trees are beginning to bud, irises are up spring is attempting to arrive yet, it’s too early for Appalachia how can some think that climate change is not real? I have no answer to this question. It’s so obvious to me […]
The winter has left me fatigued with colds and flu what a beating on one’s body and psyche to endure one afternoon in between the cold and flu an walk was scheduled with a friend to visit the Biltmore Estate Conservatory where a multitude of flowers were in bloom an afternoon where a glimpse of […]
As I gaze out of my window, the snow is gently falling. The ground is covered in a white blanket of fresh, clean snow. The cardinals, blue jays, doves and chickadees have found their way to the bird feeders. The blue jay is very bossy as he squawks at the chickadee to move on and […]
Finally, the temperatures dropped and an amazing snow falls and blankets the ground. It’s 6 – 8″ deep and silent. The trees appear dressed up with layers of white cotton neatly covering each branch. Occasionally a red bird, Cardinal, will fly over to the red bird feeder to nibble on the sunflower seeds. The pond […]
The rains have finally arrived after years of drought – the lawn is lush green with Irises popping up and out in shades of purple and white; The spinach is growing in the new mushroom compost along with the cherry tomatoes, mint, parsley and thyme; The pond’s waterfall is flowing along with our pet frog […]
Using the Amherst Writers & Artists method. Providing a safe environment for writers to express themselves using a variety of prompts. Open to women ages 18 & up. Asheville, NC area. July 2017
A. Adams has been a writer since the age of 10. Currently working on her first book and a book of poetry.
I’ve found much joy in sharing this method with others and discovered my own voice as well.
If you feel Called to Write – join me. Class size is limited.