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Welcome Wellness



Welcome wellness!

Welcome spring!

Welcome sunshine!

Let us sing!

Sing with the birds

Sing to the trees!

Sing to your neighbors.

Just don’t sneeze.

Go ahead and sneeze.

But turn your head

Or sneeze in your elbow.

Be safe instead.

Welcome life!

Welcome buds!

Welcome blossoms!

Welcome bees!

Welcome geckos

On my tree.

Welcome wellness.

Set us free.


I interrupted a couple of geckos on my mimosa tree a couple of days ago. I don’t know if they were fighting or courting. But as I tried to get closer with my phone camera, the closest one turned around and faced me, opening it’s mouth. I didn’t hear a hiss, but that was the effect. I backed off.

geckos on a tree facing offgeckos on a treegeckos hungry

This is about the time I got “hissed” at.

Don’t they look like dinosaurs?

My azaleas are looking better than ever. Nature doesn’t know about the virus. Nature continues on, flourishing in spring abundance.

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Here’s a photo I took of dogwood blossoms in twilight.

dogwood at twilight sky

Be well. Welcome wellness! 

#SoCS is brought to us by Linda G. Hill.
Today’s prompt was “welcome.”

You’re welcome to join us. For more information, visit:

Here are the rules:
1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.
2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.
3. I will post the prompt here on my blog every Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The,’” or will simply be a single word to get you started.
4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours. Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.
5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read all of them! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later or go to the previous week by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find below the “Like” button on my post.
6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!
7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.
8. Have fun!







Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

33 thoughts on “Welcome Wellness

  1. Your post is such a lovely welcome to spring! We are weeks behind you. Interrupting gecko courtship, oh my! Thanks for sharing such glory!

  2. Reblogging this to my readers at sister site Poetic Justice

  3. This is very nice, JoAnna. I live the pictures of your little dinosaur 🙂

  4. Oh.. that seems nice Joan…. Get me some more information like these for more views….

  5. You help us remember that nature is still providing us some beauty in the face of a virus pandemic. Thank you.

  6. At least the gecko didn’t try to sell you car insurance…

  7. The azaleas are lovely! We will not see that for a couple months, but we do have the singing birds of spring.
    Stay well and safe!

  8. Yes, spring is here! Nature reminds us that winter passes and new life begins. Thanks for your wonderful rallying call. I’ll carry it with me in whatever awaits in the days ahead. I welcome wellness 🙂

  9. Uplifting post! Thank you! xoxo

  10. Your photos fill me with happiness and Spring!

  11. Thanks for such a positive post. Lovely poem and photos. Guess geckos are quite modest!

  12. All your pictures are gorgeous! Welcome to spring…

    Love, light, and glitter

  13. Beautiful photos, JoAnna. Your Dogwoods at sunset photo is wonderful. Hugs to you both. ❤

  14. That was lovely, thank you. Really enjoyed seeing the azaleas and reading your gentle phrasing ❤

  15. What an uplifting post! 🙌

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