Jul

1

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Thorns

Inspired by the prompt at

vibrant yellow blooms
prickly pear overruns yard
thorns in my fingers

Prickly Pear

Jun

19

By Blossom

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Secret Gardens

Inspired by the prompt at

above neon signs
congested streets and buildings
secret gardens bloom

Graze the Roof
Photo by Sergio Ruiz, found on flickr

An exciting, related news article: France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels

Feb

23

By Blossom

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Happy Birthday, Arizona!

Inspired by the prompt at

superbowl birthday
Arizona greets the world
Clydesdales steal the show

Feb

6

By Blossom

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Imbolc Full Moon

magic glowing bright
Imbolc flame in the darkness
full moon on the snow

Jan

31

By Blossom

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Play

Inspired by the prompt at

heavy wet flakes fall
snarling rush hour with delays
as the children play

Jan

30

By Blossom

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Friday Flames: Memories of Summer

My friend’s bachelorette party was a murder mystery affair. I’m posting flames from just before Summer Solstice as I look out at the blanketing snow.

Burning the evidence at the murder mystery dinner party.

A photo posted by Blossom Vydrina (@blossomvydrina) on

 

Jan

10

By Blossom

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Mirror Rice Cakes (Kagamimochi)

inspired by the prompt at
Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Carpe Diem #643, Mirror Rice Cakes (Kagamimochi)

I tried, but failed, to write a haiku for this prompt. The haiku I came up with seemed incomplete, and evolved into a tanka with which I am much happier.

toshigami come
bringing ancestral blessings
honored at new year’s
kagamimochi welcome
the annual deities

Some of the extra information I found came from:
Lucky food, charming decorations, visiting deities: welcoming the new year with history, tradition
Encyclopedia of Shinto: Toshigami

Jan

9

By Blossom

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Friday Flames: Wind Chills below zero for 5 days

Built Mom a fire for when she came in from doing horses.

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Jan

7

By Blossom

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Circle

Inspired by the prompt at

circle of oak trees
sacred grove, heart of the woods
forest cathedral

Jan

6

By Blossom

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Carpe Diem Time Glass #16, Rainbow

Carpe Diem Time Glass #16
Rainbow

where sea meets the sky
merging into a rainbow
ecstatic light dance


Credits: Rainbow Colored Sky

Jan

5

By Blossom

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Sacred Rope (Shimekazari)

inspired by the prompt at
Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Carpe Diem #642, Sacred Rope (Shimekazari)

welcoming the year
braided rope over doorways
protecting the home

In addition to Chèvrefeuille’s description of Shimekazari, I found this article on the Japanese Beliefs Behind Shimenawa.

Jan

3

By Blossom

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Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #67

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #67
Björn Rudberg’s “the old oak’s roots”

the old oak’s roots –
reach from past to future
recall last year (© Björn Rudberg)

and the fairy tales of yore
live in the shade of acorns (© Blossom Vydrina)

Jan

2

By Blossom

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Orange, x3

Carpe Diem’s Time Machine #1, Orange

 

orange eyes watching me
barometer of my moods
quick with healing purrs

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My Sydney

 

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