Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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"Adoration of the Shepherds" by Carlo Maratti from google dot com

departing year -
bird songs hold the promise of
a divine plan

[gillena cox]

Angels We Have Heard on High video




MERRY CHRISTMAS AND WELCOME TO THE SEVENTH CELEBRATION OF "12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS" 2014 -2015; DECEMBER 25TH TO JANUARY 5TH

New Year's Eve
the entrance clock is set
on summer time
[Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu; Romania]





December 31, 2014
Another day in routine
The last day of many things
[Quentin Clingerman; USA]





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THE SEVENTH DAY - UNWRAPPING THE GIFT OF HEAVEN AND EARTH
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Because many water-fowl could both fly and swim, the ancients had a real fascination with them. Many believed that these animals had a connection between natural and supernatural worlds. The migrations of some birds (disappearing when days grew short and coming when they grew longer) also added to their beliefs...."read more here



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Carpe Diem #637 departing year

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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family gathers-
red and gold decor hones
the Christmas mood
[gillena cox]




MERRY CHRISTMAS AND WELCOME TO THE SEVENTH CELEBRATION OF "12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS" 2014 -2015; DECEMBER 25TH TO JANUARY 5TH






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THE SIXTH DAY - UNWRAPPING THE GIFT OF PROTECTION
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The Roman goddess, Juno (rules heaven and marriages), considered the goose sacred. Why? In 387 B.C. the geese in her temple cackled and honked, warning the Romans that barbarians were close. Ever since then, the geese were honored for their protective services. . ..."read more here



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i heart macro#85

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Monday, December 29, 2014

1562


image from public domain

clouds below...
hum of the plane engine soothes
morning reveries

[gillena cox]




MERRY CHRISTMAS AND WELCOME TO THE SEVENTH CELEBRATION OF "12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS" 2014 -2015; DECEMBER 25TH TO JANUARY 5TH






[haiga by Ana Drobot; Romania]





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THE FIFTH DAY - UNWRAPPING THE GIFT OF TRAVEL
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If you're a jewelry fan, you're going to be disappointed to learn that it's not actually gold rings that are given on day 5. Once again, this is reference to birds (do you see a pattern here?) and the 5 golden rings are said to represent the gold rings on a pheasant's neck. Why the pheasant?
It all begins with the legend of Jason and the Argonauts back in 750 B.C. when they sailed from Thessaly, Greece in search of the "Golden Fleece". ..."read more here


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Sunday, December 28, 2014

1561


follow the curve of the road...
dark beaks of grackles peck
a frangipani strewn lawn

[gillena cox]




MERRY CHRISTMAS AND WELCOME TO THE SEVENTH CELEBRATION OF "12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS" 2014 -2015; DECEMBER 25TH TO JANUARY 5TH






[haiga by Ana Drobot; Romania]




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How is your Sunday going? Today is #18 in the series 'Sunday Lime' and Day 4 of 12 Days of Christmas celebration

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THE FOURTH DAY - UNWRAPPING THE GIFT OF REPAST
Colly means black...the word "coal + ie" said with a little accent? Therefore, a dark, black bird looked like black coal and was called a "coalie" or "Colly Bird." So, the song is really saying... four crows. But, who wants a crow for Christmas? They did! You see...back in the Medieval days, blackbird was considered a delicacy. In the children's song "Sing a Song of Sixpence" there are 24 blackbirds backed in a pie...."read more here


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Carpe Diem Special #124, Richard Wright's "peach tree blooming" haiku

keep straight down this block,
then turn right where you will find
a peach tree blooming
© Richard Wright

just around the corner
welcoming a new spring
cherrytrees blooming
© Chèvrefeuille

follow the curve of the road
dark beaks of grackles peck...
a frangipani strewn lawn
© gillena cox

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

1560


the gift of God-son...
songs of peace and goodwill stream
throughout the season

[gillena cox]




MERRY CHRISTMAS AND WELCOME TO THE SEVENTH CELEBRATION OF "12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS" 2014 -2015; DECEMBER 25TH TO JANUARY 5TH






[haiga by Ana Drobot; Romania]



December 27th
wind's howls remind me of
Martin storm
[Marie-Alice Maire; France]



The third day of Christmas
Home Depot with gift card
Resulting in needed repairs at the house
[Quentin Clingerman; USA]





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THE THIRD DAY - UNWRAPPING THE GIFT OF GOOD LUCK
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During the 18th century, large, exotic fowl from the Orient were brought back to England. These birds mated with the descendants of the Roman-breed chickens. It is believed that the "three French hens" in the song represent a new breed. White chickens are believed to bring good luck..."read more here


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Christmas spread through twelve wonderful days
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Friday, December 26, 2014

1559


i did a fabric background collage, took a photo, greyscaled it, added a cropped poinsettia cloned frame, and then my tanka text to create this image; Enjoy!!!

verdant mountains charm
a Caribbean Christmas
scenic view
eye to eye we meet
doves walk along the wall

[gillena cox]





MERRY CHRISTMAS AND WELCOME TO THE SEVENTH CELEBRATION OF "12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS" 2014 -2015; DECEMBER 25TH TO JANUARY 5TH






[haiga by Ana Drobot; Romania]





lying beneath
the Christmas ornaments
watering the tree
[Michael Baribeau; USA]





boxing day -
heaven's gift
waiting
[Marie-Alice Maire; France]






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THE SECOND DAY - UNWRAPPING THE GIFT OF FAITHFULNESS
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Doves are believed to mate for life. they symbolize marital devotion, faithfulness and love forever...."read more here


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Recuerda Mi Corazon

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