How are things in your part of the world? What is summer (winter) like where you are? I spent a day in my state capitol last week. Madison is a beautiful city really. The Capitol Building. The University. Lake Mendota. Etc. Now I know why so many people really choose this city to live in. We are in the middle of festival season here at our lakefront and downtown. We have already had our large 10-day-long Summerfest, Pride Festival, Bastille Days, and this weekend is German Fest, followed by Irish Fest next week, Mexican Fest, Indian Summer, and so it goes. And I must not forget our State Fair which begins next weekend. I think I like State Fair better than any of the festivals.
This week I am sharing a photo of the Wisconsin State Capitol Building, taken on Thursday when I was there. Quite beautiful, I think.
Be sure to visit Poets United Monday to see what Sherry Blue Sky has planned to share. Will it be a featured poet? A featured blog? Or a featured poem?
Glad to see there is always a great turn-out for Midweek Motif. We hope to see you this coming week for another challenging prompt by Susan Chast! (And, ha, perhaps many of you have noticed that if you look at one week's prompt Susan gives a clue about the following week's prompt as well, so you can get a head start.)
And on Friday, remember to see who Rosemary Nissen-Wade features on "I Wish I Had Written This" or "The Living Dead."
I issue an invitation here to those of you who participate in Poetry Pantry. If YOU have special photos that you would like me to feature some week, let me know what kind of photos you have. There are participants here from many different cities, many different countries. I think it is great fun to see different areas featured. I am especially interested in scenic views of your area or an area you have visited. Send inquiries first to firstname.lastname@example.org letting me know what you have. I am interested in city or country views - in your home area or places you have traveled.
Come back a few times on Sunday and Monday to see what's new. Visit some strangers, and they will become new friends! Making new friends and reading new poetry, what more could one want?
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And now...here is the procedure, for those who are new here: Each Sunday we start a new post with a New Mr. Linky for you. This is so that you can post a link to a poem in your blog. The link will close Monday at 12:00 p.m. (CDT), but you can still visit the links of those who have posted them.