The Daily Post Photo Challenge – Curve – June 23, 2016

Farms with curves 3

A silos complex near Champagne, Illinois.

After a week in the United States we went up to Champagne, Illinois.  I wanted to see the area I was born and my family had business in that city so off we went.  Along the way we were greeted by miles and miles of farm-land.  The above silos complex was only one of several that I saw – and was able to snap from a moving car!



Farms with curves 2

A storm brewing over a farm near Nashville, Illinois.

I often found myself in a car riding through the vast country-side of “Little Egypt”, a vast area between two rivers in Southern Illinois.  If you like I feel a little perplexed by the appellation thinking that the land between two rivers was Mesopotamia, so Little Babylon might be more appropriate, you would probably get the same reply from the people of the region as I did … a laconic: “Little Egypt” and that’s all she wrote.


I thought I’d pop these off for this week’s Photo Challenge hosted by Daily Prompts … dedicated to “Curves”. Just click the red link to find more photos dedicated to curves!


Shadows and Light – Photographic Reflections – February 8, 2016

light and shadow

I was fascinated by the light play at the top of this tree observed in Rovereto last week and took several photographs. This was the first of the series and although the photos are almost exactly the same, this one is the best.  Why should this be – perhaps because it was the capture of the first vision?

light and shadows
nesting on the highest boughs
winter morn

© G.s.k. ‘16

Morning Haiku and Waka – December 14, 2014

This morning I’m writing the morning haiku at Through the Eye of Bastet in honor of an inspiring photographer – Robyn Gosby at Captivate Me  and I’m sure you too will enjoy her fabulous photos just click the link!

Here’s her fantastic photo:



Robyn Gosby – 2014



When I saw this photo I instantly thought of Issa and wrote this haiku:

birch leaf sways
Astrakhan cloak hides
a visitor

© G.s.k. ‘14

In classical form:

a swaying birch leaf
in an Astrakhan cloak hides
a morning visitor

© G.s.k. ‘14

Thanks Robyn!