Wordless Wednesday – June 27, 2016

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

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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!

 

 

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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!

 

Monochrome Monday – (Haiga and Tanka) – April 11, 2016

Dream Haiga

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moonlight dreaming
as crickets sing for lovers
hidden gazebo
on this balmy spring morning
creating illusions

© G.s.k. ‘16

Yesterday I went for a walk with the city of Arco … one of our stop overs was at the Arch-Duke of Austria’s historical botanical garden (for which I did a Sunday walk in 2013).  This morning one of the photos reminded me of moonlight …  so  with a little magic of imagination and an app … my haiga was done.  My next post will be this week’s Monday Haiga Event … hope to see your there!

Carpe Diem #950 dreams – this month Carpe Diem Haiku Kai will be prompting for a daily haiga for those who enjoy this type of work, a great opportunity!

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NaPoWriMo: Day 11

Tuesday’s Photos – Wild Flowers in Woodlands – April 5, 2016

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Dancing daisies are delightful but puffy dandelions are delicious down on the Sarca River near Dro! Happy viewing!

(A few years back, I created for a now defunct poetry blog site a prompt page called – Pixelventures … I’ve been thinking of maybe resuscitating Pixelventures photo prompts sometime in the future … if there’s someone interested in participating .. so, if you’re interested, tell me so in the comments. Ciao for now, Bastet)

Monochrome Monday – April 4, 2016

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Yesterday I took a bike trip to visit with a friend at her family’s  “agritour” in Dro, not far from Arco.  Unfortunately I got distracted and took only a couple of photographs, which is really a shame because there are many things to snap, including a delightful ginger cat named Heidi … but I plan to return soon!