Dec

20

By Blossom

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Ruby

Inspired by the prompt at

predawn blush brightens
as ruby light warms the air
night fades to bird song

Kilimanjaro auringonnousussa - Kilimanjaro at dawn
photo by pintaa, found on flickr

Dec

15

By Blossom

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Mammal Monday: Western Lowland Gorilla

Western Lowland Gorilla
Gorilla gorilla gorilla

Western Lowland Gorilla
taken at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Dec

12

By Blossom

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Glacier

inspired by the prompt at
Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Carpe Diem #625, Glacier

moss-covered magic
exploring enchanted realms
glacial labyrinth

PanamaRocks-20070812- 034
photo by G. Gollinger, found on flickr
Yes, that is my head popping up in the middle.

From the Panama Rocks website, please click for more information on this amazing park:

The present day Panama Rocks formation was most dramatically affected by a glacier in the last Ice Age, about 10,000 years ago. The weight and pressure of the glacier accelerated widening of fractures in the rock, creating thousands of crevices and alley passageways. The Panama Rocks are reputed to be one of the most extensive formations of glacier-cut, ocean-quartz conglomerate in the world.

Dec

11

By Blossom

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Solitude

inspired by the prompt at
Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Carpe Diem #622, Solitude (Kodoku)

stargazing alone
clarity of bitter cold
countless other suns

Within Darkness
photo by Jason Jenkins, found on flickr

Dec

10

By Blossom

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First Light

inspired by the prompt at
Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Carpe Diem #621, first light

pristine cathedral
sets aflame lace of spun gold
dawn through the branches

This beautiful photograph illustrated the post at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai:

Credits: Winter Morning

Dec

9

By Blossom

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Hot

Inspired by the prompt at

steam fogs my glasses
melting the falling snowflakes
hot chocolate weather

Dec

8

By Blossom

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Mammal Monday: Grant’s Zebra

Grant’s Zebra
Equus quagga boehmi

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Dec

7

By Blossom

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Oak Moon

inspired by the prompt at
Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Carpe Diem #619, The Oak Moon (The Full Moon of December)

tenacious oak leaves
crackling in the bitter wind
full moon casts shadows

Dec

6

By Blossom

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Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge #62

Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge #62
Björn Rudberg’s “tempting waves”

tempting waves –
the old boat still needs
a little rest (© Björn Rudberg)

landing for a little rest
albatross alights on mast (© Blossom Vydrina)

 

Description from the Carpe Diem Site:
Tan Renga is a short chained poem of two stanzas written by two poets. It looks very similar with Tanka, but Tanka is written by one poet. As you maybe know Tanka (a five-lined poem) follows the classical syllables count 5-7-5-7-7. This same syllables count is used for Tan Renga, but there is one little difference: after the first three lines (5-7-5) there is a white line and than follows the second two-lined stanza (7-7).
The goal is to write the second stanza of this Tan Renga and make it complete or continue the image by association on themes in the first stanza.

Dec

5

By Blossom

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Give

Inspired by the prompt at

as silence resounds
starlight fades into the cold
night gives way to dawn

Dec

1

By Blossom

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Mammal Monday: Red Kangaroo

Red Kangaroo
Macropus rufus

Bindi
Bindi at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Nov

28

By Blossom

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Fire Friday: First Fire of the Season

I'm not sure the wind chill ever got above zero today. #fire

A photo posted by Blossom Vydrina (@blossomvydrina) on

Nov

27

By Blossom

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Solace

inspired by the prompt at
Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Carpe Diem #613, Solace

shroud of soft grey mist
offers solace and cleansing
rain blurs the tombstones

Spooky mist
photo by pollyalida, found on flickr