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Transformation

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #112 Transformation … sketching from life (Shiki’s Shasei technique)

kaboocha yori nasu muzukashiki shasei kana

Sketching from life —
\eggplants are harder to do
than pumpkins.             © Masaoka Shiki (Tr. Burton Watson)

in the hot afternoon sun
fruits wither before capturing

First Snow

Carpe Diem #1797 New Beginnings … First Snow

 

mid January
we have yet to see
the first snow

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

children rejoice
house bubbles with laughter
first snow flurries

In Deep Prayer

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #111 Troiku … New Beginnings … Lotus starts to bloom

in deep prayer
eyes closed in devotion –
Lotus starts to bloom

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 credit:요거트리 

 

in deep prayer
grandmother chants
a favorite verse

eyes closed in devotion
she slowly nods
mother smiles faintly

lotus starts to bloom
whistling kettle, sweet aroma
draw her back again

New Born

Carpe Diem #1794 New Beginnings … new born

first suckling
warmth of your skin
your sweet, sweet smell

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darkened cage
three pair of eyes stare back
unexpected guineas

First Day of Spring

Carpe Diem #1793 New Beginnings … first day of spring

first day of spring
iris shoots covered in frost
stinkbug on the screen

amber sunrise
walking stick sprouts a new leaf
ushering spring

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from beneath the snow
golden crocus erupt
spring’s first song

Columbine

Carpe Diem #1728 Columbine

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ring of doves
gracing the garden
with early color

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pink, purple and red
columbine naturalizes
throughout the yard

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rubbing my hands
with your beauty for courage
facing the road ahead

 

Columbine pictures from my spring garden

Scarlet Pimpernel

Carpe Diem #1725 Scarlet Pimpernel

 

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Credit: The Manic Macrographer

scarlet pimpernel
adornment of the fields
goes to bed at noon

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Cornflowers

Carpe Diem #1724 Cornflower

cornflower (bachelor buttons)

 

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soundless ocean waves
drought tolerant sea of blue
~bachelor buttons~

Sunflowers

Carpe Diem #1717 Sunflowers

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 © DoloresQuilts

gleeful chirps
tit mice discover
my sunflowers

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