Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places

Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen's Blog

About Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
(Show Details...)
Bloggers Photo


Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen was born, reared, and now resides in Florida.  She is a down to earth kind of woman with a nurturing love for her fellow man.  Dane's quests for knowledge throughout her life, and her curious desire for adventure have blessed her endlessly.  She is the mother of three wonderful children, who grew up all too soon.  Why must they do that?  She currently basks in her role as a “doting grandmother...and a plant fiend!”



 “Renaissance Woman” as one of her former professors called her fits Dane rather well.  She has so many interests in the ordinary things of life as well as a very BROAD BASED formal education, including: two college degrees, a Bachelor of Science Degree in the Sciences and a Master’s degree in Public Administration.  Dane also earned many post baccalaureate credits (60+ in Fine Art and about 27 in Education.) 

Besides the great diversity in her education, Dane is multi-talented in the arts and loves gardening.  She enjoys the four P’s: photography, painting, poetry and plants.  Some of Dane’s paintings and photography are posted on  The following link will take you directly to her art and digital design gallery.  

Her family, friends, photography and plants may be seen on facebook

Please also visit her plant exchange group as well.  Especially if you live in the Suwannee Valley area. SuwanneeValleyFlowerandPlantExchange/.com 



Last, but not least, Dane is a published poet.  Her book, “100 Poems for Life” is available through and Publish, at:  Email Dane directly at with your inquiries  about signed copies.

Life is Wonderful!  I'm alive and loving it!


Blog Posted:8/28/2011 11:35:00 AM
Debby Guzzy called to say that her cat is going crazy, but she and her house weathered the hurricane fine except for the inconvenience of no electricity for who knows how long.  The streets are closed, so she plans to spend a peasant time reading…until naptime.  She said to give everybody hugs for her.  Just wanted to let you all know…like she asked me to do.  Love you Debbie.  I hope you have electricity soon and can be enjoying the Internet as usual.  We will miss you until then.  Smile, my friend.  You were protected…many prayers were answered.  I send HUGS to you from us.
Please Login
  1. Date: 8/29/2011 3:35:00 PM
    Dane, when I talked to Deb yesterday she said she might go to a motel until power is restored at her home. I'm so glad she made it through the hurricane. Praying that Hunter feels better today, Dane. Love, Carolyn

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 8/29/2011 9:36:00 AM
    So happy to hear that Debbie and her feline family have survived the storm. We too, are still without power. My best wishes go out to all that were silenced by the storm

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 8/28/2011 7:55:00 PM
    Dane Ann, I heard that NYC didn't have problems as expected. That was great news that it kind of died out the farther north it got. Animals like Deb's cat can sense things very strongly like that hurricane!!

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 8/28/2011 7:21:00 PM
    thankxxx Dane Ann..glad Debbie is safe and sound and Smokey too.. and glad Irene has gone now .. hope here electricity gets turned back on soon .. lots of prayers from everyone turned Irene to tropical storm status.. NJ and NY also dodged a bullet according to my sons phone calls to us in Florida today..luv..

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 8/28/2011 4:28:00 PM
    WHEW! SO good to hear Debby is a-okay. In some areas of Ontario we have an anniversary celebration of "the" great black out. People choose to turn everything off and play boardgames, chat by candlelight and rock on porch swings. When there is no danger, and the weather isn't freezing a small power outage can seem peaceful- as long as there isn't food rotting in the freezer! Hugs to Debby and you for keeping us up to date :-)

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 8/28/2011 2:33:00 PM
    Glad you are safe and all is well. I have been following the hurricane's path on CNN. Take care Lee

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 8/28/2011 1:39:00 PM
    scary stuff, the exteme weather of recent years, Hopefully this one will pass soon and let everyones lives get back to normal

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 8/28/2011 1:32:00 PM
    She has been on my mind all morning! I am so glad she is okay!! There are a few others too, that have had me concerned...I will certainly feel better after hearing that all our friends are all right! Thanks so much for letting us know, Dane Ann! My best wishes to you Debbie!!

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 8/28/2011 12:11:00 PM
    Praise God she is well and not hurt in anyway. Thank you Dane Ann for the blog letting us all know. May we continue to pray for the folks going through all the grief at this time. Love and blessings to all, Carol

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 8/28/2011 11:42:00 AM
    Thank you very much for letting is know about Debbie, Dane Ann, hugs to you for that! I sure am glad to know that she is all right ^_^! Do send her my hugs as well! I hope her cat's going to be fine and not too scared! That was the gray cat, right? the Cutie pie.

    Login to Reply

My Past Blog Posts

I Skyped with Adeleke!
Date Posted: 8/28/2012 5:46:00 AM
Adeleke's Computer
Date Posted: 8/23/2012 9:23:00 AM
Update on Helping Adeleke
Date Posted: 8/12/2012 3:03:00 AM
Update on Adeleke's Computer
Date Posted: 7/13/2012 6:21:00 PM
Update on Helping Adeleke
Date Posted: 6/28/2012 12:11:00 AM
Shall We Help Adeleke Adeite?
Date Posted: 6/21/2012 5:28:00 AM
Rusults Are In!
Date Posted: 3/4/2012 6:43:00 AM
A Didactic poem Contest!
Date Posted: 2/21/2012 1:19:00 PM
Footles Contest
Date Posted: 2/15/2012 6:21:00 AM
Date Posted: 2/7/2012 4:27:00 AM
Carolyn's Computer Crashed!
Date Posted: 1/30/2012 3:59:00 PM
Haiku 5-7-5 or NOT?!?
Date Posted: 1/29/2012 5:10:00 PM
Happy New Year, Friends
Date Posted: 1/2/2012 12:42:00 PM
Debbie's Computer Crashed!
Date Posted: 11/16/2011 6:35:00 PM
Date Posted: 8/28/2011 11:35:00 AM
Date Posted: 6/10/2011 9:53:00 AM
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER! Good Deed Contest Results Are In!
Date Posted: 5/27/2011 5:59:00 AM
STRESS (Be Blessed)
Date Posted: 5/8/2011 3:25:00 AM
DREAMS (A collaboration)
Date Posted: 5/4/2011 10:01:00 AM
ADVERSITY (A colaboration)
Date Posted: 5/3/2011 3:20:00 AM
Happy Easter!
Date Posted: 4/23/2011 11:55:00 PM
A Quick Christmas Survey
Date Posted: 12/26/2010 6:02:00 PM
The North Pole Diet Dilemma (Our Collaborative Poem, Final Version!)
Date Posted: 12/23/2010 10:22:00 PM
Brainstorms for a Title...Please VOTE now!
Date Posted: 12/21/2010 10:52:00 AM
Join the Fun and Name Our Poem
Date Posted: 12/20/2010 12:34:00 PM

My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
2/13/2014Free From Critics QuakeQuatrainart,death,dream,
2/11/2014Whispers of LightRhymeangel,fantasy,nature,
2/9/2014Sonnet 7 For Debbie's Crown of SonnetsSonnetadventure,nature,
2/8/2014Summer EnchantingRhyme royalchildhood,color,nature,se
2/8/2014Dear, Naive Mistress,Free verseangst,boyfriend,character
2/8/2014My Sister, JulietRhyme royallove,marriage,people,
2/8/2014Christ Sets My Spirit FreeRhyme royalfaith,love,religion,
2/7/2014I Can Not Stop Thinking of YouLyricholiday,missing you,
2/5/2014Thinking of YouFree versejuly,lonely,
1/26/2014Yesterday Became an Empty ShellAcrosticanger,angst,death,depress
1/26/2014Summertime Celebration, FreedomFree versefamily,fun,summer,vacatio
1/26/2014Oh Lord, Be MercifulKyriellefaith,forgiveness,religio
1/26/2014Theories Are Not FactsOttava rimaangst,faith,religion,scie
1/26/2014Science and CreationOttava rimacreation,philosophy,relig
1/22/2014Nerds Wafting In BreezesTerza Rimalove,wind,
1/20/2014She Let Her Flowers BloomAcrosticchildhood,children,life,l
1/20/2014a wide-eyed childHaikubutterfly,child,love,natu
1/17/2014The Child that Stood One Starry NightRhymeart,death,emotions,life,p
1/15/2014Myself in Urban ChaosFree verseangst,change,city,depress
1/14/2014Watching SynapsesFree versestress,
1/14/2014The Fire GlowsOttava rimachildren,death,family,inn

My Photos


Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
SaxonRhymefaith,for children,forgiv
Before the Rain is GoneRhymefantasy,imagination,natur
Ever Turning CirclePantoumfaith,inspirational,natur
Recording/Re-playing/Recording/Re-playingFree verselife,people,philosophy,ti
Profond intérieurVillanellelost loveheart,heart,
Hocus MoonRhymelovelight,light,moon,
palletteLight Poetryloveworld,child,
Spring FeverHaikunature
Rebuild AnewRondeausympathy
Scroll of an OracleVersehistorymen,men,
Bewitching Free verseimagination,nature
Spinning Prayer WheelFree verseon writing and words
Barbara JeanFree versededication,girlfriend-boy
Disposable WisdomRhymeage,cat,life,wisdom,
FACETSFree versesocial
THE HUNTRESSEpyllionfantasy,passion
Mackenzie TrailQuatrainadventure,cowboy-western,
I DoFree verselove,passion,sisterlove,
Gettysburg HauntingsCouplethistory,mystery,visionary
I Keep My Visions to MyselfRhymemystery,on work and worki
Toys of Our MemoriesRhymeintrospection,love
Career MoveRhymefunny,

Fav Poets

christopher higgins Jamaica Flag Jamaica Read
Kristin Reynolds United States Flag United States Read
Satish Verma India Flag India Read
Danielle White United States Flag United States Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Tom Clark United States Flag United States Read
Jemmy Farmer United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Mark Beal United States Flag United States Read
Andrew Crisci United States Flag United States Read
derrick burton United States Flag United States Read
Brandee Augustus United States Flag United States Read
Jim Fish United States Flag United States Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Trudy Diane Rider United States Flag United States Read
Barbara Gorelick United States Flag United States Read
Abe Lopez United States Flag United States Read
Celeste Butler-Mendez United States Flag United States Read
Nadia Shahwan United States Flag United States Read
Yoni Dvorkis United States Flag United States Read
Author Rhonda Kay Hero - Wilson United States Flag United States Read
Douglas Ace United States Flag United States Read
Rebecca Lynn United States Flag United States Read
Veronica Joseph United States Flag United States Read
Izzy Gumbo United States Flag United States Read