We had a lovely warm day, until about noon when everything turned kind of gloomy and dark. It finally began to rain, but if you’ve been reading my posts you know that is a very good thing!
The photo I prepared today for my haiga was actually taken about a month ago. I saw a plant in the sprouting stage and liked it so I did a macro. I decided that it wasn’t really anything out of the ordinary and left it in my archives thinking to never look at it again, but this morning I decided to see if I could tweak it into something more interesting. What do you think? Today’s theme is:
which can also be early spring or pre-spring … it’s that moment when the cold recedes and life pokes out its nose to test the weather. Sometimes, as in the case of fruit trees, that can be incautious, this is the time when suddenly a cold snap can wipe out all those hopeful blossoms in one hour!
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Have a great day and ciao! Georgia
Here are 10 first bloomers and a little something about them, for your pleasure: Fine Gardening
Turns out that February is (and will be) a much more complicated month than I’d expected, so I’m more or less reduced (blog-wise) to just publishing the haiga a day and the haiku for NaHaiWriMo and little more. Fortunately my life tends to return to its normal slow pace, the stress dissipates like so much mist and I can enjoy my writing and photography as the relaxing constants of my life. In the meanwhile, I’ve chosen as today’s theme:
Now, I think everyone has caught on to the fact that I’m not giving you a word prompt – though sunset for example could have been used as a word prompt. My theme idea is just for orientation … so no season word or whatever just an idea that can be worked on.
Yesterday my son was up from Padua for the day and we went for a walk and then lunched, though the weather was uncertain, at Riva del Garda. These grey skies create a wonderland of reflections on the lake and in the Rocca’s moat that just can’t be seen on a bright sunny day. The life under the water can be seen adding texture to a photo in the most delightful way. The photograph I used for today’s haiga are reflection of the Rocca in the moat that I rotated 180° so the Rocca can be better seen. The algae in the water and the ripple of the water itself made me think of ghosts – rather banal association I guess 😉 :
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Have a great day! Bastet
The Rocca, a medieval fortress with quadrangular bastions, placed on the lake, bounded by a canal with drawbridge. It was the fortress of the noble family Scaligeri (1124), who became the Lords of Verona. It was rebuilt several times and it was used by the Austrians as barracks in the 18th century. It is frequently the seat of cultural activities, especially during the summer months. It is now the home of the “Museo Civico”.
last leaves of autumn
dawn on Lake Garda – cold wave
signals of snow storms
(c) G.s.k. ’14
Ronovan Writes – Photoku Prompt Signal and Wave
A tiny Solar System
each spikey petal
a tiny solar system
around a soft sun
islands of life
camels and babies
aboard an airplane coming home
Morning reflections in Bolognano …
The world inside a window, bower and trees on a warm summer morn.
Have a great day! Ciao, Bastet
A morning in Riva del Garda, the moat of Riva’s Fortress … a nice place for reflecting:
Have a great morning and stop by Bastet’s and Sekhmat’s Library for a morning cup of poetry!