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Pine Cones

Another day in the Tan Renga November Challenge – day 7. The haiku you will read first is from *Maggie Grace from Falling Into Me – thank you Maggie! – followed by my two seven-syllable line completion.

summer skin
willow floats downstream
reflecting season’s end*

as minefields of dropped pine cones
trust their makeover comes soon

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In case you want to know how to help pine cones get a wonderful makeover, check this easy DIY holiday activity: ☺

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Inspiration comes straight from Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem November Tan Renga Challenge.

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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: Infinite

A glimpse of the infinite from a toddler’s perspective.

Of course, a haiku set to go…

toddler daycare
infinite playtime laughter
new toy attraction

new toy attraction
loses infinite appeal
daycare explosions

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Find more information here at the Weekly Photo Challenge.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

Who is this peeking out at me this morning?

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Oh, such a silly kitty – I’m up and Good Morning!

Do you ever feel some mornings get off to a great happy start with someone’s cute intense stares peeking out at you?

Another offering for the Daily Post| Weekly Photo Challenge.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

This week, Michelle from Daily Post| Weekly Photo Challenge, writes:

“…show…a photo of whatever you’d like, but make sure it’s saturated…make sure it’s rich and powerful…an instant mood-booster!”

Since we are heading into another seasonal change, naturally store displays must keep its shoppers tantalized and in shape to buy, buy, buy!

How about a haiku as we get ready to spend, spend, spend! 🙂

Saturated –
With the coming of autumn
Nature’s mannequins

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 What kind of mannequins saturated your shop displays this week? 🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Move Forward…Don’t Stop!!

forward

Some days find me like a dead stump. Doubt and fear find my creative spirit idling in neutral, unable to move forward.  Even caffeine fails to throw me in first gear! Have you noticed, as an artist, no matter what media is your passion, when self-doubt and fear creeps in, how easy it is to give up? Whether a writer, photographer, actor, or even as a blogger, you begin to think everyone is far more talented and smarter than you are. Instead of another artist’s work inspiring, you spiral into despair and whine how hopeless it all is. Unfortunately, spending too much time in this state of mind, can fence in and kill the once vibrant creative life.  We stop writing, the camera goes on the shelf and as a blogger, we simply stop posting.

Dale Carnegie says, “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”

So, if you happen to be stuck, as I am sometimes, but want to move forward again, then, perhaps John Frusciante’s words can help…

“I find that the best way to do things is to constantly move forward and to never doubt anything and keep moving forward, if you make a mistake say you made a mistake.”

Ha! I sent doubt and fear back to no man’s land by posting for this Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward. You can too! Simply take action and do not quit!! 

How do you move forward when stuck in doubt and fear mode?