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Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie

Eerie. Something strange, frightening and what if…you fell asleep, dead tired after that long, long, long day from work why even the sleeping walls shake wide awake from all the snoring. 

What if…you find yourself unexpectedly caught in an eerie, dark haiku dream but it seems so real you begin to wonder why it is getting harder to breathe.

eerie black spider
scrapes silently to your room
finds dinner still warm

finds dinner still warm
keep fresh under sticky wrap
your eerie nightmare

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What would be the eeriest nightmare ever?

One eerie nightmare would be finding something ferocious standing in front of you like Harsha’s eerie snapshot

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

Lay it out in lavender…the beautiful pale purple flower that grows abundantly without asking for much care except a bit of sunlight, water and occasionally fertilizer. I am so grateful to have lavender thriving in the yard.

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This week with Jenny Joseph:

“When I am an old woman I shall wear PURPLE
With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.”

This sounds like the perfect old woman I plan to strive for. Ha! Cheers!

Hurry over to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple and check out all the wonderful contributors to this week’s theme: PURPLE.


How does the color PURPLE play out in your life?


Weekly Photo Challenge: Unfocused

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Camera: Oh, hey ya little fella . . . I’ve come to take some pictures.

Calf: Hey Camera, I heard you thought the herd was unfocused today and not at all ready for their photo shoot.

Camera: Looks like I’m right. You guys are not ready!

So unfocused.

I blame the herd.

Have you ever had days when you wish the herd* were not so unfocused?

*replace the word ‘herd’ with your own personal herd name: children, employees, fellow workers, students . . .

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Looking Back at Post a Day 2011 — How’d You Do? Part 1


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Hello You, 

This is the roving Internet interviewer and today we have in studio, Sunshine.  She graciously agreed to answer a few, inquiring minds want to know type questions… 



Why did you start the Post a Day/Week Challenge?

Before I explain the Post a Day Challenge, I need to take you back a few steps to why I began to blog. I’ll be quick. Hehe… One day, attempting to organize and cut the treasures junk accumulated in my life time, I discovered a few  dozens of loose folder papers,  uncompleted composition notebook pages (three-fourths unused!), three-ring spiral notebooks and incomplete journal books, laying dusty on bookshelves, crammed into junk drawers and gasp, thrown in corners on the floor throughout my house. I began to have a major meltdown…standing in the middle of the mess began the pivotal point in my life.  I had to decide whether to continue this stupid idea of writing randomly, preferably in a NEW notebook, then abandoning any written project begun. Of course, I couldn’t bear to throw any notes out. Unthinkable. I either continue filling in new notebooks, discard them a quarter way through and find a storage unit to store the growing inventory of half filled notebooks or–I could start to blog. A friend suggested Blogger, but after one post, I felt like Dorothy in the Land of Oz. (It just wasn’t for me.) Then the discovery of WordPress and once I logged in, I knew this Dorothy had found Kansas…a home with lots of support and fine neighbors ! The Post a Day theme sounded like the perfect idea for a free-spirited, unorganized, writing junkie as myself, for it became my daily obsession without the disorganization and the paper/notebook fire hazard situation, growing wildly out-of-control.

Describe the state of your blog at the time you started the challenge.

Since the challenge basically started with my blog, I don’t need to tell you the state of my blog. Okay. You want to remind me. Fine. It sucked. There. I said it. Happy?  It was about Whatever Happened to Mr. Snake? and the response was electrifying  terrible. Nothing happened.  

How did your blog evolve over the course of the challenge?

Without getting any response until the eleventh post, I kept the mantra rolling in my head… Everything takes time, just persevere and keep writing!

Did you post as often as you had hoped? Why or why not?

Yes, in the first month I blogged everyday despite having no feedback whatsoever. During the second and third month, I missed on an average four days in each month due either to sickness or poor time management. (This post was to be published on the 29th of December, but I missed the deadline! I thought it was eleven p.m. but it really was one a.m., the 30th! Poor time management at its finest.)

Let me tell you, for a free-spirit, missing only four days in a month is like, awesome! Sorry. I needed to cheer myself on.

Oh, um, somethings gone wrong…

My brain, check it out…is it…z … z… z…

too late my friend, her brain logged out so you’ll have to wait for part two tomorrow…that’s the plan anyway. 

Have yourselves a good one–

Your Internet interviewer signing out for,