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:

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zydeco …
even the blackbird listens
fiddled creole blues

© G.s.k. ‘16

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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.

 

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Silk Worm Farming in Italy

One Month of Haiga – February 20, 2016

Hello …

Many years ago, for Easter,  my eldest  son brought three roses to the ladies present for Easter dinner.  They were blue!  I really liked the blue rose very much and so it has become a part of my memory … in a bitter-sweet fashion since not long afterwards he and his wife separated.  So now a happy memory has a sad tinge to it, which brings me to today’s theme:

An evolving memory

I want to reflect on how a memory or an action evolves and becomes part of our “history” in a pleasant but or an unpleasant way, like my blue rose;   born in a sweet romantic gesture,  now blue roses will forever mean separation for me:

 

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One Month of Haiga – February 19, 2016

Hello!

I’ve survived my birthday celebration and am packing to go for a few days to Padua.  The days have been pretty gloomy here in Trentino, and though we do want to be correct and welcome the cold winter with open arms, I admit is was wonderful to feel the warm sun shine down on us yesterday.  Talking to friends the other night we calculated that we had approximately 8 days of actual winter weather in our valley.  Of course it has been known to snow in March (in May as well as far as that goes) but that’s  not a pleasant idea.   The air here is extremely dry and the skies sometimes have the oddest colours.  Which brings me to today’s theme:

Storm Warnings

 

There is a particular feel in the air when a storm is about to blow.  Maybe the colour of the sky is odd, maybe it’s too silent – sometimes it’s just something indefinable – a heavy brooding in the air.  Then the wind might pick up a little and the sky get darker:

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red brooding
no bird song this morning
storm brewing

© G.s.k. ‘16

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