A Month of Haiga – February 11, 2016


I went for a brief walk yesterday evening near the River Sarca in the gloaming.  The first street lamps had just been lit, in the sky the sliver of this month’s new moon could just barely be seen.  All around the valley our mountain tops are at last snow-covered after 5 days of cold precipitation (in Valley it rained) and everyone breathed a sigh of relief though this won’t be enough rainfall to save us from summer drought.  Still the air was clean and the sky clear.  Today’s theme then is:


Gloaming is that time of day when the sun has actually set, but there’s still some natural light – all around you everything is crepuscular and uncertain but this is a great time to shoot shadows and street lights etc without using your flash.  If you try in the darkness, there’s too much contrast so sometimes you get floating blobs of whiteness or just the light and no background. In the gloaming things are also more mysterious and when writing about this time of day you can insinuate the mystery of the passage  time … or life.  My photograph is purposely put out of focus (sometimes called softened),  then zoomed from the centre with an app to obtain an uncertain effect to fit my haiku … here’s the haiga:

Haiga 11

To participate with your completed haiga just tag your post Bastet’s One Month of Haiga and link directly to this post, then link your haiga post in the Mr. Linky app hidden in my flowers below so others can easily find you:

See you tomorrow!  Bastet

The Sarca in Northern Italy  is born in the Adamello-Presanella mountains (Alto Adige) in the Italian Alps and flows through Trentino into Lake Garda , then continues its way as an emissary of the lake becoming the Mincio where it continues it’s voyage into Lombardy.

The river is shallow and fast flowing, passing through the Val di Genova, forming a number of waterfalls, of which Cascina Muta and Saft dei Can are the best known. Before reaching Val Rendena, part of its water is diverted to a hydroelectric  power station. Then its flow becomes less and less tumultuous. The main places on the river include Carisolo, Pinzolo, Tione di Trento, Le Sarche, Ponte Arche, Arco and Torboli.

9 thoughts on “A Month of Haiga – February 11, 2016

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  3. “first uncertain lights”—I like that line. makes me think of twinkling lights. but avoids the cliche.

    your mountains and valley sound beautiful—even if chilly. happy birthdayness on you. aloha.

    • 🙂 … glad you liked the phrase .. yes our mountains and valley are really beautiful – and now a bit cold as well! Thanks for the birthdayness wishes! Ciao!!!

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    • I suppose it could be called that .. though this time I didn’t use a lens but an app. You needn’t worry if you can’ participate .. life has a tendency to happy from time to time 🙂 !

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