One Month of Haiga – Haiga 29 – February 29, 2016

Hello!

Today ends my birthday tour de force!  It has been a more difficult task than I’d imagined due to some external factors, but it’s had its rewards with the challenges.

Today I’ve chosen one of my favourite spots in Riva del Garda near the port and the ancient fortress that used to protect the town from invaders. The plaza is the home of several linden trees, it was also a favourite spot of my husband’s.  He called it the cathedral.

Today’s theme is:

a favourite spot

And here is today’s haiga:

Haiga 29

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Thanks to those of you who’ve actually come here to Through the Eye of Bastet to follow this month of haiga and to those of you who have linked up day after day keeping me company!  It’s been great to have you along for the ride!

Have a great day … and I hope I will be seeing you on future haiga adventures!  Ciao,  Georgia.

 

The Linden or Tiglio

 

 

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Brynn in Sepia – February 28, 2016

Chocolate Brynn

 

 

CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE: SEPIA TONES ONLY

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My son is here visiting and he brought his lovely cat Brynn with him … so I decided to take a few photos of her and have some fun editing them 🙂 :

One Month of Haiga and NaHaiWriMo – Zydeco – February 28, 2016

Hello!

This morning I was finally able to connect to the internet with no problems (let’s hope that lasts!) even though it’s raining like judgement day!

I went over to see what the prompt for NaHaiWriMo was today and found zydeco.  “Uhm …” I said “what is zydeco?” so I looked it up and found out that it’s a form of “folk” music developed in rural south Louisiana, and I was fascinated by it’s history.  So I decided to mix the daily NaHaiWriMo prompt with my haiga … though my personal theme is:

silence

based on the photo I chose for today.  It’s one of Bolognano’s major streets:

Haiga 28

zydeco …
even the blackbird listens
fiddled creole blues

© G.s.k. ‘16

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Have a great day today!  Ciao, Bastet!

 

Zydeco

One Month of Haiga – Haiga 27 – February 27, 2016

Hello World!

I’m so sorry that I’m a bit late today but I’ve been having connection problems again …

Today has been  one of those dull rainy days that just sort of dampen your spirit – I’m sure we all know them.  On a proper grey day a photograph can come out with a certain sort of dark mysterious character that can be quite inspiring.  The pitter-patter of rain falling on the roof on other rainy days can be  kind of soothing, but a dull grey wet day without character just kind of seeps into you. So my theme today is:

a moody day

The photo I’m using  is of a small plot of land just out back of my house in Bolognano.  In Italy, in small villages like the one I live in are a mix between multi-storied old houses (the basement used to be where one kept their animals and still have a stone manger  – the top floor was where silk worms used to be raised and so was full of mulberry leaves and stems – The middle floors is where the family lived) and vineyards.  The photograph itself is partially blurred by raindrops that fell on the lens.

 

haiga 27

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Have a great evening and I hope to see you earlier tomorrow!  Bastet

Silk Worm Farming in Italy

One Month of Haiga – Haiga 26 – February 26, 2016

Hello!

We’ve all seen it … the moon peeping through the clouds or boldly looking on the world during the day.  It’s popular belief that the moon is never seen when the sun is up, so we all make up lovely poems and fantasy stories about the this romantic impossibility.

One of my favourite films (with Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfeiffer) is “Ladyhawke“.  Here a cruel and somewhat corrupt Bishop of Aquila (his name means eagle and is also the name of a city in Italy) desires Lady Isabeau d’Anjou for his own but  realizing that she’s in love with the Captain of the Guards Navarre uses dark magic to transform them into a hawk (she during the day) and a wolf (he during the night)  so that even though always together, they are eternally apart … unless there is “a day without a night and a night without a day” or when the moon and the sun shine in the sky together.  Not even taking into consideration that actually the moon and sun do show up from time to time together,  the writer tells us that what will save them from their fate is appearing before the Bishop during a total eclipse.   Sigh … isn’t that so romantic!

However in our everyday life, no such magic exists and we don’t need a total eclipse for the moon and sun to be out together … so there she was in January peeping over Mount Baldo in Malcesine and I captured her in a few photographs  (though in my haiku I’m treating it as a late February moon 😉 ).  Today’s theme then is:

a daytime moon

And here is my haiga:

Haiga 26

 

afternoon visit
peeping behind veils
late winter moon

© G.s.k. ‘16

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Have a great day, ciao!  Bastet

 

Why Do We See the Moon in Daylight?