Sunday, January 26, 2020

2506


[a 3 by 4 inch sketch, ink and brush, done on a white drawing pad page]

blossoming Flame Tree -
The Red House reopens
across the street

© gillena cox 2020

Here in T&T it's Carnival Time, Season of Bacchanal. Within the season there was the reopening of The Red House(Seat of Parliament) with much pomp and ceremony and display of national pride, There were school children in Woodford Square across the street looking on, good memory for them to carry into adulthood . The opening ceremony was carried live on TTT TV7. The Red House was closed in 2011 to be renovated.
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More about The Red House HERE



[photo and gif © gillena cox 2020


Sunday Smiles


[Smiley from google]



ENJOY THE MUSIC


Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #56 of the series SUMI-E SUNDAYS. Tell me about your Sunday
email me
post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below




REVISIT
Sunday Standard 56
Sunday Lime 56
26 January 2018


BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH

Recuerda Mi Corazon
a weekly unfurling of tiny jubilant love

AND


Poets and Storytellers United
Writers' Pantry: #4: Let Poetry and Prose Be Our Break from Catastrophe


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CARNIVAL PAST photos © gillena cox



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Friday, January 24, 2020

2505


a gentle breeze
ruffling the palm fronds
midday sunshine

© gillena cox 2020







Blog hopping today with

Paint Part Friday
Week 47 Year 9



The Three Muses Challenge
HAPPLINESS IS ....



Rain's Garden
Thursday Art Date: Chinese New Year; and Paint Party Friday!


REVISIT
24 January 2019
POST TO PPP 47/7
POST TO PPP 47/6


It's Carnival Season here in T&T
ENJOY THE MUSIC



CARNIVAL PAST



Sunday, January 19, 2020

2504


[a 3 by 4 inch sketch, ink and brush, done on a white drawing pad page]
kiskadee
on my neighbour's rooftop -
beak slicing the air

© gillena cox 2019


Here in T&T it's Carnival Time, Season of Bacchanal.

A happy Season of Carnival to T&T.

Sunday Smiles


[Smiley from google]


ENJOY THE MUSIC


Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #55 of the series SUMI-E SUNDAYS. Tell me about your Sunday
email me
post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below




REVISIT
Sunday Standard 55
Sunday Lime 55
19 January 2018


BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH

Recuerda Mi Corazon
a weekly unfurling of tiny jubilant love

AND


Poets and Storytellers United
Writers' Pantry: #3: Be Warm


AND


Carpe Diem
Weekend Meditation #112 Transformation ... sketching from life (Shiki's Shasei technique)
Shiki hated associations, contrasts, comparisons, wordplays, puns, and riddles - all the things we are cherishing here! He favored the quiet simplicity of just stating what he saw without anything else happening in the haiku. He found the greatest beauty in the common sight, simply reported exactly as it was seen, and ninety-nine percent of his haiku written in his style.

PROMPT:This weekend I love to challenge you to re-create a haiku (in Shasei style) by Shiki into a Tanka. Here is the haiku to work with:

kaboocha yori nasu muzukashiki shasei kana
Sketching from life —
eggplants are harder to do
than pumpkins
© Masaoka Shiki (Tr. Burton Watson)

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pumpkins and baigan
so colourful the market stalls
my one basket serves
to take all my purchases
carefully back to my house

© gillena cox 2020

In Trinidad and Tobago we do say eggplant, but we also call them BAIGAN


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CARNIVAL PAST photos © gillena cox



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[this Pink Periwinkle from my garden]





Saturday, January 18, 2020

2503


moon crescent fading
golden clouds paint the morning
right for weekend fetes

© gillena cox 2020


WELCOME TO THE 14TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF LUNCH BREAK BLOGGING
Happy to have meet so many talented writers now friends. Come celebrate with me today.

shadows deepen
a day of late wind
and dancing
© Pris Campbell

half green half red
between Summer and Fall
sumac leaves
© Marta Majorka ChociƂowska

cold crow...
wind chases
me home
© Pat Geyer

eye to eye
conversing with marigolds
children
© Rick Dadario

sunday symphony
grand snowflakes glide across
the veranda
© Bette Norcross Wappner 

poker game
playing for silver
and for laughs
© Michael Baribeau



REVISIT
11th anniversary 2017
13th anniversary 2019
first blog post 2006


ENJOY THE MUSIC



ITS CARNIVAL SEASON HERE IN T&T
CARNIVAL PAST photos © gillena cox

Friday, January 17, 2020

2502


watergrass blue -
sky above holds bird songs
to our delight

© gillena cox 2020








Blog hopping today with

Paint Part Friday



Three Muses Challenge ~ Charlie Chaplin



Rain" THursday Art Date
Jagged And Ice



REVISIT
PPF 46/7 at Lunch Break
PPF 46/8 at Lunch Break
PPF 46/6 at Lunch Break


ENJOY THE MUSIC: SEASON OF CARNIVAL HERE IN T&T




CARNIVAL PAST photos © gillena cox

Thursday, January 16, 2020

2501


[IMAGE FROM GOOGLE]

ALIVE ALIVE
sky-clad
a stork looms large
in morning light

the new-born comes wrapped
in cuteness
everyone can identify

in previous lives
ever golden his aura
Dalai Lama
© gillena cox 2020


Blog hopping today with

Carpe Diem
#1799 New Beginnings ... a huge wave (Crossroads feature)

Prompted to write a Troika from 2 given haiku, i chose
sky-clad
the new-born comes wrapped
in previous lives
© Jane Reichhold


REVISIT
16 January 2017
16 January 2016
16 January 2015


SEASON OF CARNIVAL IN T&T
ENJOY THE MUSIC



CARNIVAL PAST [PHOTOS © gillena cox]

Wednesday, January 15, 2020