Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Haiku, um... Wednesday?

Okay, Sunday then! I've really been enjoying last week's posts over at One Deep Breath-- where our challenge is "the sound of music," and oodles of new talent is appearing! I've had a fun week getting acquainted with all the new contributors, as well as seeing what our regulars have to say.

Time to give up and join in! Here's the one I actually did write on Haiku Monday:

two crows in one tree
calling on the morning breeze
day's music to me.

And here's one to inject a little levity:

last night it got late
"I'll do the dishes," he said
Music to my ears.

And, did you notice, "music of the spheres" not only rhymes but has the same syllable count? So here's one more for good measure.

music of the spheres
singing from all Nature brings
music to my ears.

Alas, it's as if FF is still on vacation-- not just The Trip, but even now that I'm home! So I have a huge backlog of ideas I just need to turn into pixels. One of these days, I'm sure, I actually will!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Coffee and Tea... Haiku Monday

I missed out on the "ceremony and ritual" assignment at One Deep Breath, but today's challenge will do nicely. Is it cheating to use a haiku written earlier? Morning tea and coffee are an enduring ritual at our house, quiet time together...

Cold morning, hot tea

The one I love beside me

Two cats on the bed.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Scenic Route Fibs

Okay... Promised, fibs were-- and here they are! Below are two views of Lizard Head Rock, aka Tunnel Rock, in Red Rocks Park.

goes home
more slowly
winding through red rocks
giving time for contemplation.

this goes:
winding road
better than freeway
quiet and much more respectful!

Thanks for all your comments! It is indeed a fascinating place and a great distraction for the trip home. You've inspired me to get back to work --and post more photos--on the main Red Rocks site--soon! Meanwhile, please see details on these rocks on the long-neglected Local History Explorer.

The Scenic Route

For Haiku Monday, this week's assignment is to take the road less traveled.

I can reach my destination on the interstate, or... not!

the four-lane is fast,

but I'd rather go slowly

where red rocks beckon.

Oh! Bet this would make a good fib assignment too!

For more on this location, see Historic Red Rocks!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

And Here's the Frog...

Courtesy Linda, who took me to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in the first place, here's our leopard frog pal... My photo of him didn't come out at all.