Haiga for Monday


Prompt:   http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com.au/2015/02/carpe-diem-time-glass-20-frog-jumps-in.html


24 thoughts on “Haiga for Monday

    1. Oh cool – I am so glad you found a way to download it. I am really bad at the nuts and bolts of technology though I love using it. I hope you enjoy my book. 🙂

    1. I think you have made a very profound point here Martha. I hope we can begin to learn to listen in that silence and realise we all part of the world around us.

  1. Looks like the pollen of the willow – though I am sure it isn’t. When our willow blooms and the yellow leaves start to bud there are little yellow catkins (seed pods) everywhere. And when they fall into the creek it looks very similar to your photo.

    Even in winter – some of the song birds remain. But not as much as the other seasons. There is always the noise of traffic, ground and air. And an occasional train whistle.

    Lovely haiga.

    1. There are no willows near where I took the photo for it is a nature reserve. Weeping willows can be like a weed over here for their roots clog the water ways.
      I think the pollen in the photo (or maybe it’s seed) comes from the bullrushes that grow right through there. We don’t get any road noise in that particular spot but we certainly get it lots of other places (like my house this morning! – arghh 😦 )

      1. We have some protected area by a creek that has some bull rushes. Or Cat-tail plants. I read somewhere that someone actually was using Cat-tail seed like feather down. But you have to be very careful when you open the pod. Open it in a bag or something or you will get seed fluff all over.

    1. Th picture is a photo I took looking down at at the water on the edge of the wet land. The yellow stuff on the surface of the black water is some kind of pollen I think. I took the photo a while ago – from memory I processed it very little – just bumped up the contrast I think.

  2. Oh, BRAVA my dear! This is exquisite — and so mysterious. You’ve outdone yourself this time — I do believe this is my new favorite haiga of yours. 🙂

    1. Wow Jen – what a wonderful comment. Thanks so much. I was just having fun. (sometimes the best work comes when I stop trying and just play 🙂 )

        1. It’s fascinating learning what other people consider to be my better haiku. I’m on such a steep learning curve with this stuff. Thanks so much for your comments. You’ve really made me think more deeply about the process of haiku writing.
          re Rick – he has started posting the occasional haiku again in a challenge that involves writing haiku for every day in February. He sometimes replies to comments but I don’t think he visits many blogs – pushed for time I guess, like all of us.

          1. Yes, he has several big projects all at once… Quite the busy fellow!

            There are times when I’ve posted a haiku and thought, “this is total crappe” — and people say it is awesome. And times when I’ve loved a haiku – and not a peep from anyone! Perhaps authors and poets are not the best judges of their own work 😉

            1. It is strange how comments work. Blogging makes writing interactive – II think we are becoming better writers because of it.

                1. Yes – I feel the same. I’m currently going back and revising many – some are just too dreadful to bother about 🙂

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