Sunday, February 07, 2016

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Have a banana as the Chinese new year of the red monkey approaches (Feb 8) and we delve into our good and positive monkey selves.

The Chinese name of 2016 in the Chinese Horoscope calendar is Male Fire Monkey. Chinese apply Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth) into the Chinese calendar. Male Fire is in the Fire group. The color of Fire is connected to Red. Monkey is the calendar character corresponding to Monkey. Therefore, 2016 is the Red Fire Monkey year. Monkey is a smart, naughty, wily and vigilant animal. If you want to have good return for your money investment, then you need to outsmart the Monkey. The Monkey is lively, likable and witty.

Meanwhile, here in T&T its Carnival Sunday. Monday and Tuesday are the days for adult masquerade bands through the streets. Wishes for a Happy and Safe Carnival 2016

days of carnival -
revelers peel to barely
shimmer and beads

carnival revels -
the appeal of sunshine
as masqueraders whine

the masquerade
throngs streets of eager watchers
young and old

© gillena cox 2016


Revisit
Dancing feet 2010
Carnival Sunday 2015
Sunday Savvy #71
Sunday Lime 1


Sunday Smiles
SmileyCentral.com


Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #71 in the series Sunday Lime How is your Sunday going email me post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below



Blog hopping today at
Poetry Pantry 288


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will link also to

a hint of yellows...

AND


Super Bowl champs!

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Friday, February 05, 2016

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a smile across miles -
this wind scattering dried leaves
in morning drizzle

© gillena cox 2016


Fun with photos #4, this week i used a 2015 photo of a tree at Serpentine Road St Clair Trinidad to merge my face into, hope you like this week's





blog hopping at

PPF Week 48, Year 5

And

Recuerda Mi Corazon haiku my heart - smile



And

29 faces

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

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how those flags danced
when the wind came out to play
children's masquerade

© gillena cox 2016


Revisit
Children's Carnival 2014
Children's Carnival 2011
Tuesday February 2nd 2010
Children's Carnival 2007


So that's is for, for my 2016 sharing of Children's parade of carnival through the Western Main Road, St James, Trinidad.


I am blog hopping today at
Ruby Tuesdays Too


AND

Thursday's Challenge "HAPPY" (Smiling People, Fun Things/Events, Celebrations, Things that make us happy,...)

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Monday, February 01, 2016

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yellow the colour
of sun rays some folks will say -
stomp of masquerade
© gillena cox 2016







Yesterday, children took to the street in costume celebrating the 2016 Children's Carnival Parade along The Western Main Road in St James, Trinidad

Revisit
children's carnival 2010


I am blog hopping today at

just observing

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

1846



sometimes balloons
leave the party to frolic -
Children's carnival

out in the streets
the wind finds new rhythm -
Children's carnival

splendor of colour
in the cheer of bright sunshine -
Children's carnival
--© gillena cox [haiku 2016, photo 2014]

Revisit
Jan 31,2010
Sunday Savvy #18
Sunday Lime 1


Quiet morning, with bright bright sunshine anticipating the cheer of the Children's Parade of Carnival costumes through the Western Main Road here in St James, later today


Sunday Smiles
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Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #70 in the series Sunday Lime How is your Sunday going email me post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below



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Poetry Pantry 287

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Friday, January 29, 2016

1845


walk through the city
a backdrop of bird songs
and its radiance

© gillena cox 2016








For this week's photo edit, i used a photo taken in 2008, of A stain glass window of the Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception, built in 1832, in the city of Port of Spain Trinidad. The Cathedral was closed recently is reopened, in 2015 after being renovationated


Party Friday Week 47, Year 5

And

Recuerda Mi Corazon haiku my heart - city

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

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what songs those birds sing -
fixed notes outside my window
fills an azure sky
--© gillena cox 2016


A morning clear bright, busy with bird songs dry hot and dusty, we'll have a lot of those for a while, it Dry Season, and its good for the season of Carnival. But that's not all, there's the blizzard in US shutting down so much of life's activities there, hoping, wishing, praying it subsides soon soon.

Revisit
Jan 24, 2012
#69 in the series Sunday Savvy
Sunday Lime 1


Sunday Smiles

SmileyCentral.com


Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #69 in the series Sunday Lime How is your Sunday going email me post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below



Blog hopping today at
Poetry Pantry 286

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