in shades of purple
this water-colour lake
greets the morning waves
© G.s.k. ’16
This haiga was written for Bastet’s Haiga Monday Challenge – April 11, 2016
Even in a world of chaos there are moments of silence … well not complete silence. If you’ve ever experienced complete silence you know it is like a weight that presses on your ears but even then you still have the sound of your blood swooshing near your ear drum. So … when we say silence we’re taking about something that, unless we are incapable of hearing at all, doesn’t exist. My theme then for today is:
I see white noise as the sound that sits somewhere in the background. When I lived in Eritrea in my back yard, just off my bedroom, grew three large pepper trees. I used to love to just lay on the bed listening to them. Often they reminded me of the waves of the sea when the wind came up.
This is another photo from the other day (I’ve been rather busy and haven’t had time to go for a walk!):
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Here today I’m using white noise as that indistinct background sound that can be anything from static on the radio to falling rain. But white noise is really something a whole lot more complex! Read HERE
All over the world we’ve been having some rather strange weather. In the northern Lake Garda area, we are fairly used to warmer days compared to the rest of the north, so although we’re all worried about the high temperatures and lack of rain, we’re not too surprised to see the odd rose blooming of a burst of apple blossoms. This year however even some of the birds are coming back north very early. Day before yesterday whilst walking in Riva del Garda , a city we had almost all to ourselves now that we’re in the “dead of winter”, my son excitedly pointed out two early tourists from the south, a couple of grebes. Which brings me to today’s theme:
Have you been able to snap any photos of odd occurrences this autumn and winter? Maybe so and maybe you’d like to weave a haiku to celebrate the occasion or maybe you are inspired by something different – whatever inspired you to create a haiga, I’d just love to see it! 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:
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There are oodles of different types of grebes .. this link gives you some information about the various species. I’d actually never seen a grebe in Lake Garda until last year, which doesn’t mean they didn’t pass through here, it only means that they don’t come in droves. Here’s the link “Birds of Europe: GREBES”.
This morning I thought it’d be nice to revisit summer … or imagine a future summer – so today’s theme is:
a walk in the summer
The Trentino part of Lake Garda, where I live isn’t very wide. It’s the smallest length of the lake in fact. Well-known to the German and Austriansurfers for the afternoon wind called the “ora” that comes up from the south they flock to the area from the beginning of May on into September. In the morning the wind is all but absent, or perhaps it comes down from the valley towards the lake. Ah, but when the afternoon wind picks up, the surfers (and now recently the kite-surfers – but only in certain areas) run to their boards and hit the lake.
All along the lake front there is a paved walkway sometimes shared with bicycles. The picture below was taken from that lakefront walkway between Riva del Garda and Torboli (where Goethe spent a couple of days during his tour in Italy).
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Click Goethe’s Trip for more information about his trip to the Garda area.