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?  



Wednesday, April 30, 2014

And the next haiku Monday host is ...


Listening to the sounds of CSNY Deja Vu .. as played by the Waybacks and guests..









Our wee bitty haiku group is hanging in there.... barely .. :)  at least when I'm hosting.
  I do truly appreciate all who submitted haiku.
♡♡♡♡

I did take Karl's suggestion and asked for a few haiku from the guests we had over the weekend.  
I did get one .. it went something like this..

Sound haiku, huh? umm
umumm umm, ummm, umumm, ummm
A haiku of sound?

Music festering..  The foot beside me is a new BFF.  I shared the clear liquid with umpf .. he shared the water without umpf. A win win situation all around.



























You know ...
I'm going to float the haiku feather right back to Karl..
He tickled me with his..

Haiku feather of fate.
It will land without a sound
Yet bestow honor


 Alas,


I don't have a feather to give back, but I have a dogwood blossom to give..


Taken today after work..

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Haiku Monday

Good evening, everybody.
With a puff of his breath, Karl blew the haiku feather my way.  It swayed and meandered in the breeze until it landed over yonder someplace.  
I'm getting ready for a house full of company and a music event this weekend.  

So, to cut it short, our theme for this session is .. tada .. SOUND!

Haiku as many as you would like.  We normally stick to the 5,7,5 syllable count, however, going under the count is fine.  Haiku are due Monday (midnight PST).  The very lucky winner is the person who gets to host next.

I'll be checking emails intermittently throughout the weekend.




Guy Brenet (1728-1792)
Le sommeil d' Endymion



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Foam doodle


Drawn a few days ago.  Just checking out this phone app for blogger again.  A few years ago it pixelated the photos.  So, let's see!

ca. 2 by 4 inches


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