The Beheld

Ronovan Hester Quote-Beauty in the Heart of the Beheld.

“Beauty lies not in the eye of the beholder, but is instead in the heart of the beheld.”~Ronovan Hester


Alligator and babies with Haiku poemI hadn’t intended to combine any challenges this week, nor in fact participate. With it being a holiday week here in the US, and the boy “B” home for much of it, I didn’t think it would be possible. However, when I woke this morning a phrase came to my mind, the one I am using as my Writer’s Quote Wednesday participation, if there is one this week, what with the holiday and all. Although my first thought was not of the animal world, I eventually made my way in that direction and through my photoshop painting came up with the above from a photo I found online. To get the blended and brush stroke qualities, not so evident here, there is a blend tool to use. Lay down several colors in an area and then use the tool and slide over the area. The colors will blur and blend as though you mixed paints.

The poem and image are contributions to my Haiku Challenge this week, and in part to #BeWoW if people wish to link back to here for that purpose as my son will be home tomorrow and I’m certain I will have little time for doing things other than hopefully watching some old holiday movies and maybe eating popcorn.


Ronovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in December of 2015. He shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer through his blog His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as

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Between a Rock and Harder Rock: A Mom’s Life.

Meet Kate of Dazzling Whimsy. I’ve known her for years and well, it was time that as someone has called me “Uncle Ron” to have a talk with her daughters. So what better place than their mother’s blog, right? By the way, if you ever read my article about Marfan Syndrome and Beautiful ‘M’, that’s one of Kate’s daughters.
Much Respect

Dazzling Whimsy

A mother is someone who does it allKate

She’s there whenever her girls take a fall

She isn’t appreciated like she should be

Even though the trouble she goes through is plain to see

I was going to write a poem about a mother, but after starting this is as far as I got. My mind drifted because a poem tells a story but not always in a direct way. Since Kate isn’t here right now I thought I would let you guys in on a little secret.

She rocks as a mom.

She works all day teaching special education and then works all afternoon and evenings, well often for her the gym her daughters competitive cheer for. She has pretty much killed herself over the course of time doing it all. She does it pretty much all on her on too.

Kate's Girls

She has great daughters, really they are like…

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