Blow Me Down

Restless travelers, Summer winds whistle and whip, Westward journey ends. I may be going a little crazy with the ocean scenes and birds lately, but the gulls in this image were screaming the word “whip” to me. Can you here them? Anyway, we’re in the middle of a heat wave here, so anything that resembles […]

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Fragments

As wings touch the sky, Fragments of eternity, Scatter ‘cross the sea. I have to admit that I’ve already visited my thesaurus twice today. Don’t ask me why I feel the need to confess this… it just feels right. Plus it explains why my haiku—written for Ronovan Write Haiku Challenge: Meet & Part —contains neither […]

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Night Sky

Celestial sphere, Eternal light in the dark, Eyes fixed upon you. Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Eye & Light

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Dangerous Lies

Secrets encrypted, Lies decoded and exposed, Message self-destructs. Well that was an interesting prompt! And I may have just summed up 2020. So far. What is real, and what is fake? It’s so hard to say, but—as the haiku alludes—don’t look to the media for answers. As you will see in the credits below, the […]

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Self-Talk

Stop all the babbling,You big baboon. Just shut up…And kiss me you fool. A humorous reminder to talk nice to yourself today… Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Chimpanzee & Kiss Image by Andre Mouton from Pixabay

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Eyes on the Ball

On top of the world, The world’s at your fingertips, Keep eyes on the ball. The featured image is a fun little composite piece that I made for my haiku. It was originally about “insignificance,” but the man on top looked too large to be unimportant. An oversized ego perhaps! As it turns out, I […]

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In Our Hands

poster

We weave the pattern, Love dwindles, or ripples out, It is in our hands. As you can see, I’m still experimenting with my portrait/visual communication ideas here. This is actually a fun and entertaining way to spend my “at home” time, but I still find myself rushing to get things done as if there is […]

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Chiseled Thoughts

Positivity, Thoughts chiseled with good intent, Like an open book. Greetings everyone! I’ve been experimenting with some techniques to create some new forms of visual communication. I was inspired after looking at graffiti and wall murals, and I started wondering what it is that I love about them so much. I think that, for the […]

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Shelter in Place

Storm intermission, Seductress teases through glass, Fragile barricade. Greetings everyone! My new PC is finally here, and I am back in action with Photoshop—and a few other new and exciting programs to get creative with. I’m feeling things out tonight, and I thought this somewhat serene image would go well with Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: […]

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Winds of Change

The sky is ablaze, Logic is lost in anger, Winds of change are here. I needed to work on some art, and post some words today. Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Anger & Logic sort of landed right in front of me at the right moment. I’m doing a lot of praying over here. Black lives […]

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A Pause

Beautiful pauses, Cloaked in fragrant petals bloom, Life is not a race. Happy Hump-day! I’ve taken a few pauses lately, to photograph some of the wonderful things in our backyard. This little butterfly (or moth?) caught my eye recently. It didn’t move much, so I’m assuming it was enjoying its own little time-out, soaking in […]

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House of Joy

Hidden in the sticks, Forbidden love, house of tricks, Lonely man finds joy. I’m sorry. A little rough around the edges there, but what the hell. Couldn’t resist. I’m finding solace in humor and lightheartedness these days. Anyway… this is a recycled image from the old copper mining town of Jerome (Arizona), once known as […]

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Intersection

Lonely Street crossing, Foggy mind, vision unclear, Trouble lies in wait. This haiku almost sums up some of my recent thoughts. Who would have thought that it could be done in just eleven words. Ha! “Isolation can be dangerous” is another way to say it. Anyway, I’ve been wanting to use this image and saw […]

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Femme Fatale

Cold-hearted feline, Smugly bats her eyelashes, Struts across the lawn. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say that my Haiku was written for our cat “Gypsy” who thinks she rules the roost (and likes to ignore people). BUT, she was nice enough to pose for the featured image, so I’ll cut her some slack. […]

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Perfect Date

Moonlit kiss

Steakhouse rendezvous, Moonlit kisses for dessert, Icing on the cake. This is a bit foreign to me since dating is NOT in my vocabulary at the moment, but what the heck. Now that I think about it, I don’t know if anyone is really thinking about dating right now. I do think, however, that this […]

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Can’t Touch This

MC Hammer

The 90’s had grit, MC Hammer Shoutin’ Out, Too legit to Quit. I couldn’t resist! Written for Ronovan Write Haiku Challenge: Grit & Quit Peace & Love everyone…….

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Child’s Play

Abstract Blue Lights

They’re coming for us! Swords blazing bright, fight or flight… Get out while you can! It kind of ruins the mood when I try to explain everything, but this Image and Haiku are just too weird to NOT have something to back them up. The base of the abstract is a jungle gym at a […]

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As the Crow flies

Dignified hunter, The dark ruler of the sky, Wings spread, you’ll fly… high. I captured this crow in our neighbors tree the other day and decided he was worth the (computer) time and struggle. He was all alone—practicing social distancing I suppose—and we connected for a minute or two before he lifted his wings for […]

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On the Bay

Drop-ins at the Bay, Laugh and Play Pitter-patter, Welcome intrusion. Last night I decided that using borrowed images, or upcycling my own (which I’ve done here) is about all I can handle at the moment. Besides my old laptop looking tired, programs are running WAY to slow lately. This one’s an old photo from South […]

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Giant Fruit

If people could shrink, Food would last so much longer. That’s just what I think. Written for the Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Shrink & Think That was a tough Haiku! There was no getting around those two words without using some kind of humor. It’s not my favorite, but it DOES go with the featured […]

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the Shutdown

Two Flowers

In the Quietus The earth’s music could be heard We stopped to listen In this period of quietus, I’m working on photographs of almost every flower we have in our yard. These are in a pot near the front porch. I was drawn to the splashes of dark pink, and the way they contrast with […]

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Red Sky at Night

Red Sunset

Heaven’s bursting light, Curtain of Crimson and Gold, Darkness lies in wait. Tonight’s Everything Red is a recycle/redo of a glorious sunset and a Haiku. Photograph was taken with my cellphone, from outside one of my classrooms. Needless to say, I was ecstatic when I saw the sky light up in red. It was so […]

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Nostalgia

Roses

Butterfly kisses, Sweet memories, pure and chaste, Taste of innocence. Today’s Everything Red is another recycling project; a collage of red roses with a guiltless white. It stands out like a sore thumb… the white sheep of the family. There’s some symbolism there I’m sure. Reusing the old arouses nostalgia… it’s a great way to […]

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Restoration

Soul in dark night weeps, Gratitude strengthens spirit, Harmony restored. Ronovan Writes Haiku: Gratitude & Harmony

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Magical Moon

Magical moonlight, Bidding the sunset adieu, Lighting up the night. I’ve been playing with the moon tonight. It’s not what I intended at all. I sat down to create something with a dancer, and somewhere between snacks and a movie… everything changed. That’s a wild Friday night for you. 😉 Peace & Love!

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A Haiku of Faith

The path is twisted, But there’s a cross, in the light, Guiding my footsteps. And an update for the road— My summer break is coming to an end. School starts Monday, and my bag is already packed. It’s been an interesting season, and I’m glad I took the time to refresh and recharge.

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