Thursday, September 18, 2014

Am I still here?

Yeah, kinda .... :)




Tuesday, August 5, 2014

More walks with foam..

Sometimes a solitary walk during dusk is just what the doctor ordered.  

Friday, August 1, 2014

Walk with a haphazard, startled, inadvertent nature videographer..



While walking along an easy trail along the Oconaluftee River we came across some elk, also known as wapiti.  I had already seen the cow elk when I discovered the young bull elk camouflaged among the underbrush of the woods.  What none of us had noticed was papa elk.  He seemed to appear out of nowhere....

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

For a change of scenery - Walks with foam

It's nice to be able to crawl over hill and dale again this summer. It's been a year and 2 weeks since I tore my achilles tendon.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Power ..


I was standing right beyond that window ..

One and a half weeks ago a tree fell.  It fell during a turbulent, windy, thunderous, golf ball-sized hailstorm.  I had been doing major laborious schtuff on the back deck .. ya know, like lounging on my lounge chair and reading a book, when I felt gentle rain droplets on my skin.  Anticipating the predicted thunderstorm, I went inside to wait it out. Within minutes, the wind was blowing like crazy.  Just as I was thinking that I ought to go into the basement, an explosive crack occurred and the whole house shook.  Initially, I thought lightning had struck, but when I looked outside everything in the back was covered in a massive twist of branches, leaves and trunk .. including the pinetop's beloved, partially rusted workhorse - the '95 Ford F150.  ._.

Despite feeling rather 'knieschlockerisch'  (the wobbly knee effect that happens after a scare), I had the wherewithal to take several photos.  I am posting this photo because it shows how close the oak tree fell to the house. Inside the house, I was just about 12 feet from where the tree landed.  I consider myself to be very lucky. (see above photo)

I might be adding a few more photos, but right now I want to get this post out.  I had almost forgotten that I volunteered to put up a haiku theme by yesterday, I believe?  ....oops...

If anybody wants to write a haiku with the theme of 'Power', please feel free. 


Oh .. .... our air conditioner has started a slow leak.
Part of our basement has a nice puddle in it.  If I get hot, I will splash around in it, I guess.  Now, you know the saying - all good things come in threes.  I wonder what is next?

PS:  And another Oh ... the pinetop's truck?  It is now a hermetically sealed lowrider (his description, not mine.)
 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hold your horses..

Nope, the title is not the theme for this upcoming haiku gathering.  I am a bit undecided.  Let's see.... Hmm ..
I know..!  Our next theme is ... 

Hands!

Hey, no comments on my glasses from the peanut gallery now :-)


Our little haiku gathering is no longer a competition, btw.  We each take turns hosting and no longer select a winner. Anybody is always very welcome to submit a Haiku if they should desire.

Previously, Karl had the theme of water.

Serendipities theme, the week before, was  seed.
My contributions for those themes..

Water

Rain's staccato sheen
Crescendos while tree frogs chirp..
Nature's lullaby..

Seed

Looking up, I spy
Swaying catkins in the oak..
Then they drop at once.

Gracefully it bows..
Dappled in dew, tender sprouts
Glisten in the sun

And here is my contribution for this week:

Gently she cups it.
With caution she squeezes, smiles..
Ripe avocado!



We do need a new host for next week.
Any volunteers?  



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