Wildflowers at Borrego Springs by John and Katharina Notarianni

Wildflowers blooming in Borrego Springs desert by John and Katharina Notarianni

Wildflowers like these photographed by John and Katharina Notarianni in the Anza-Borrego desert near San Diego will be coming into bloom in the next few weeks. This is a great opportunity for photographers to capture flowering cacti, ocotillo and other subjects in the Southwest desert landscape.

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‘Noname’ by Richard C Richards


The moon sits on the owl’s shoulder.

The moon sits on the mountain’s shoulder

On this most unnatural night

As I feel my way among the images.

The owl is made of fire,

There is fire inside the owl,

His feathers sparkle with it.

There is fire within the tree.

The images blur and coalesce

With moon, owl and fire

Until there is nothing,

No image at all.

In the dark clear light of blankness

Only the sound of the owl: When?

When will the images coalesce?

Being a seer with no sight,

Being a god with no right,

Being a bird with no flight

Is damned hard work.

If I had known it was like this

I wouldn’t have gotten into the racket.

Richard C. Richards, circa 1970

From ‘Poems That Almost Got Away‘, published by Healing Time Books, is available on Amazon.com

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‘The Question’ from Poetry MS Volume 1 by E. Reenah McGill

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‘The Question’

How long do you run the eternal mile?

Do you reach an end?

Is every step a cry against the sky?

Do you reach an end?

Can you reach out, run without a doubt?

Do you reach an end?

Is every post a sign to run and run anow?

Do you reach an end?

Can daisies hold you?

Do birds enfold you?

Even now do you know the end?

              E. Reenah McGill

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HTB features ‘Lunar’ Stock Images by John and Katharina Notarianni

HTB Photos features magical lunar images like this one by John and Katharina Notarianni. Find images like this for your website and publishing project  on Dreamstime.comFull Moon stock images by John and Katharina Notarianni on Dreamstime

Featuring nature photography by John and Katharina Notarianni

HTB features nature photography like this western tiger swallowtail feeding on a butterfly bush (buddleia davidii) by John and Katharina Notarianni, available on Dreamstime

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Western Swallowtail Butterfly by John and Katharina Notarianni


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Looking for a unique gift? Consider “A Philosopher Looks at The Sense of Humor”

 Looking for a unique gift for an avid reader who enjoys philosophy?

Consider “A Philosopher Looks at The Sense of Humor” by well known lighthearted philosopher, Richard C. Richards, which shares his unique perspective on humor:

“The philosophy of humor has interested me for years, and with retirement, I decided to write the book. It has a serious intent and a humorous approach. That way I can offend a larger number of people: both the humorous and the serious. My funeral occurred several years ago, but it did not take. But I got to put the fun back in FUNeral.” — Richard C. Richards