Saturday, January 31, 2015

1589

ixoras cut from my garden, vased



I am blog hopping today at 6WS




sun saturated
last day of the new-year month
carnival pulse stays

© gillena cox


Revisit
preface
tea and ixoras
empty vase

also linking to the image prompt at
Carpe Diem #660, Impressions


in the faint light
of the departing sun -
a sedge warbler sings
© Chèvrefeuille

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Friday, January 30, 2015

1588



curve of the river -
scallops of a butterfly
end on a green twig

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curve of the river -
a butterfly scallops to rest
on a green twig

© gillena cox


I'm blog hopping today at
Paint Party Friday Week 47, Year 4


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Express Your Creativity week-5


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Recuerda Mi Corazon haiku my heart - scallops

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Monday, January 26, 2015

1587


a grackle hops in
smell of freshly cut grass
one them another

© gillena cox



Revisit
cut grass
cutting
dark beaks

I am blog hopping today at
Monday Mellow Yellows


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'shadows in my garden'
will be shared also at
Shadow Shot Sunday 2

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

1586


celebration time
to dance as light as balloons -
haiku instincts splurge

© gillena cox


Sunday 18th was the ninth anniversary of this blog; its one week after, and today, is the celebration party here

Revisit
eight anniversary
first anniversary
Sunday Lime 1

Sunday Smiles

SmileyCentral.com

How is your Sunday going? Today is #22 in the series 'Sunday Lime' To share with me you can EMAIL me; you can COMMENT; and you can enter a LINK from your blog, at the Linky below




I am blog hopping today at
Recuerda Mi Corazon haiku my heart - celebration


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Poetry Pantry 236


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Carpe-Diem "Time Glass" #18,

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

1585


Today's lunch, with my book club

I am blog hopping today at
6WS



I making the pasta salad; simple and delicious

My Ingredients
pasta
canned Shiitake mushrooms
canned black eyed peas
canned water chestnuts
pimento stuffed olives
garlic cloves
peppers
salt
black pepper
olive oil
red wine vinegar
honey

...

Revisit
cake
lawn
facing

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my unkempt lawn -
daisies rise up calling out to
passing butterflies
© gillena cox



blog hopping also at
Carpe Diem little creatures #16 daisies


thousand daisies
around the farmer's house -
lowing of a cow
© Chèvrefeuille

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Friday, January 23, 2015

1584


yet
another petal leaves
silence of
blossom fall

© gillena cox

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sweet perfume
mingles with the sound of rain -
a dog barks
another petal leaving
silence of blossom fall
[Chèvrefeuille/gillena - tanrenga]



I'm blog hopping today at
Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #70


sweet perfume
mingles with the sound of rain -
a dog barks
© Chèvrefeuille

another petal leaving
silence of blossom fall
© gillena cox

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Paint Party Friday Week 46, Year 4


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Express Your Creativity week-4

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

1583


Mango tree in silhouette, alongside The St James Amphitheatre © gillena cox 2006




a tree silhouette
looms above evening's fest -
sunset assembles

© gillena cox





I am blog hopping today at
Thursday's Challenge "TREES" (All kinds,...)


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will be shared also at
Shadow Shot Sunday 2

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

1582


image used for this haiga courtesy CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI


Pheasant's Eye
greet me on a card someday -
welcome good fortune

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black eyed peas
speckle the rice, good fortune
taps the new year
© gillena cox 2015


In the Caribbean, we cook black eyed peas at New Years for good luck


Revisit
nengjayou
last minute shoppers
New Year foods



Inspired by the prompt at
Carpe Diem #652, Pheasant's Eye (Fukujusoo)



ôyuki o kabutte tatsu ya fukuju kusa
covered by the big snow
yet they stand...
New Year's grasses
© Issa


asahi sasu rooshi ga ie ya fukujusoo
morning sunshine
on the old Zen teacher's home -
Pheasant's eye in bloom
© Buson


jimen kara sora ga hajimaru fujukusoo
from the earth
the sky begins ...
Pheasant's eye
© Miyasaka Shizuo (1937 - )


hi no ataru mado no shooshi ya fukujusoo
the sun shines bright
on the window panes ...
Pheasant's eye
© Matsui Kafuu (1879 - 1959)


Pheasant's Eye reflects
looks at it's beauty in the mirror -
she arranges her corsage
© Chèvrefeuille

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And back linking to
The Tuesday Platform
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

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Monday, January 19, 2015

1581


picking Spainsh time
in the afternoon coolness
the mocking bird's skip

© gillena cox


Revisit
Spanish thyme
tropical mocking bird
cut grass


I am blog hopping today at
Carpe Diem #651, Picking Young Greens (wakanatsumi)


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And back linking to
i heart macro #87

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

1580


image courtesy CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI

twittering birds sing
of morning light, they banish
into yesterdays
the first crowing of roosters
those of a previous dawn

© gillena cox


Revisit
depths
shining through
Sunday Lime 1


Sunday Smiles
SmileyCentral.com

How is your Sunday going? Today is #21 in the series 'Sunday Lime' To share with me you can EMAIL me; you can COMMENT; and you can enter a LINK from your blog, at the Linky below



I am blog hopping today at
Carpe Diem #650, First Rooster Crowing (hatsutori)


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Poetry Pantry 235

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

1579

Dasheen leaves chopped to cook callaloo


a green soup
spiced with green herbs
savoring sunshine
the dripping sound
of a drizzle

© gillena cox


Revisit
the swizzle
callaloo
drizzle



I am blog hopping today at
6WS


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Recuerda Mi Corazon haiku my heart - savoring sunshine


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Friday, January 16, 2015

1578


trail of secret
woven into the clear sky
~ first spiritual journey
hence the buds when they flower
grow into beautiful clouds
[Sky/gillena cox - tanrenga]




I'm blog hopping today at
Carpe Diem #69, Sky's "trail of secret"


trail of secret
woven into the clear sky
~ first spiritual journey (© Sky)

deep inside the Honeysuckle
hides the knowledge of Self (© Chèvrefeuille)

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trail of secret
woven into the clear sky
~ first spiritual journey (© Sky)

hence the buds when they flower
grow into beautiful clouds (© gillena cox)

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Paint Party Friday Week 45, Year 4


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Express Your Creativity week-3

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

1577


an inter net image was used in producing this haiga


stray bauble -
a little way into new year
stored away




Revisit
young still
overlap
first rainbow



I am blog hopping today at
Carpe Diem #648, Little New Year (Koshogatsu)

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

1576


image from google dot com


kis ka dee, kis ka
dee, how they rival the skies -
verbose kiskadees

© gillena cox

Listen to the sound of the kiskadee here


Revisit
without
abundance
frenzied


i'm blog hopping today at
Carpe Diem "Haiku Writing Techniques" #2, Onomatopoeia

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