We Touched The Sky

Inspired By The SFC prompt:  Creating with the heart of a child.
Ideas springing from kindergarten art.

I don’t know who the sidewalk chalk artist in my neighborhood is- but I am sensing a theme.

At first they were drawing people standing next to things that looked like planet- here’s one.

Welcome to Earth it seems to say.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

A few months ago they drew dinosaurs- good ones too.

Photo: A.M. Moscoso

 Below is a cheesy picture where I posed Hamish so that it would like the dinosaur  was biting Hamish’s backside.

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This morning I was out walking my dog, Hamish and lo and behold there it was-

our solar system.

I did adjust the contrast to bring the colors out because colored chalk is pale- plus it gave it that outer space vibe.

I am a science geek, so seeing this really made my day. I hope they draw more because I will enjoy it and so will Hamish.

Please take the time enjoy the art, it really is beautiful.


PHOTO A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

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Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Hamish posing next to his favorite planet and what I am sure is his heart felt belief.

Photo of Hamish Macbeth by A.M. Moscoso

Fun In A Frame

A couple of years ago I decided to try my hand at photography.

It’s been hit and miss composition wise and sometimes I try to shoot one thing and end up with something else. I’ve also tried photoshop and I’ve tried different apps to alter and enhance my pictures.

I’ll be the first to say, photography is a struggle for me but much like Poetry I have so much fun doing it that I really don’t care about being perfect or polished or concerned that anyone will be impressed by what I produce.

Sometimes you just have to let yourself play and every once and awhile you get something great out of it.

These pictures  are the first pictures I took when I just decided to go out and shoot some frames to see what I would get.

I think I’ve learned a few things since I took these a few years ago, but regardless I’m proud of them.

Plus I had fun taking them so it was a win all around for me.


Inspired by the SFC Chocolate Box Prompt: Creating with the heart of a child.

Photo A.Moscoso

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Photo: A.M. Moscoso

Dream of The Headless Horseman

When I was a child

I believed in monsters- all of them- werewolves, vampires, The Creature From The Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man, Brains that lived in tanks and could fly around in the air trailing their brain stems behind them like kite tails.

I believed there were haunted castles, Graveyards where more then one unlucky soul was buried alive and I wanted for some odd reason to be The Headless Horseman even though I’d have to be headless.

At some point I must have justified that odd factoid- though I’m guessing it’s because I was never considered an attractive child or even a very smart one. So who needs a head if you are me, right?

Why not celebrate not needing an ugly useless head? I could Be something scary AND headless plus I’d get to ride a horse.

That was my take on the world before I was 7 years old.

It’s one thing to wrap our minds around this sort of darkness when we are adults.

Who wants to think, when we look down into the face of our children or grandchildren that there is a darkness there and that maybe, just maybe it is being held safe and quiet by the innocence of a child- until it is time for it to break free.

From The Soul Food Café Prompt:

Chocolate Box: Exploring the Brave New World of Childhood Innocence



Even though they are not my favorite foods, I have decided to open up a little gift I found in the achieves at the Soul Food Café.

It’s a great series of creative prompts called ” The Chocolate Box

The first chocolate  I clicked is called ” The Artists’ Party ” 

There are a lot of ideas in this prompt that you can use to create a mood or a story or a painting or even a photograph.

I decided to go through my photo journal to see what kind of pictures I have taken of trees- did I hug the tree as suggested by the prompt.

I probably should have because the trees I had taken pictures of seemed to be telling a story, or maybe I caught them in the middle of an act or just thinking about whatever it is trees think about.

In other words, we shared a moment.

That was a gift, no matter how you look at it.



Photo A.M. Moscoso
Horicon Marsh,
Wapun, Wisconsin

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Amish Farm
Wisconsin, USA

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Fox Lake, Wisconsin