Crafting and Creating; Photography and Poetry
This week’s theme is: Imagination
shelving my Stephen King books
lightning flash; darkness
Thankfully, my power did not go out this afternoon. An impressive thunderstorm did brew up while I was putting books away – stark lightning, crashing thunder, pounding rain (hail?). Enough to spook the cats, at which point I came back upstairs because my imagination was having a field day.
Also, NaPoWriMo #5
This week’s theme is: Photograph
with camera’s click
an instant of life captured
I received a new camera for Christmas, a Nikon D5100! Hoping to hit the photo memes hard over the next few months as I figure out all of its bells and whistles.
This week’s theme is: Avarice
by dawn on Thursday
mad rush for Black Friday deals
I cashier over the winter during the slow time at the zoo. I usually voluntarily work opening of Black Friday, which for Target this year was 9 PM on Thanksgiving night. (Kmart opened at 6 AM Thanksgiving morning.) It’s fun watching the crazy people jam through the doors with their sleeping bags and chairs and tents (safety note: Target always has police on hand for the opening, so the mobbing doesn’t get dangerous.) Although running from turkey dinner at my parents, to turkey dinner at DrQuuxum’s parents, trying to take a nap after the second dinner, then running for work, does not make for a very restful holiday.
#159 – Alien
This week’s theme is: Freestyle
brave robotic explorer
science sparking wonder
Layers at the Base of Mount Sharp
A chapter of the layered geological history of Mars is laid bare in this postcard from NASA’s Curiosity rover. The image shows the base of Mount Sharp, the rover’s eventual science destination.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Still in love with the rovers.
You didn’t think I could do a prompt of Sojourn and not mention rovers did you?
Sojourner’s legacy lives
Three Generations of Rovers with Crouching Engineers
Two spacecraft engineers stand with a group of vehicles providing a comparison of three generations of Mars rovers developed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The setting is JPL’s Mars Yard testing area. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
This week’s theme is: Sojourn
hovering at a feeder
migration’s long flight
This week’s theme is: Courage
while cameras watch
seven minutes of terror
courage holds the team
I cannot imagine having a camera shoved in my face during such an emotional time. So glad it was not heartbreak and tears the cameras had to record.
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) (201208050013HQ)
The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) team in the MSL Mission Support Area reacts after learning the Curiosity rover has landed safely on Mars and images start coming into the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in Pasadena, Calif. The MSL Rover named Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
This week’s theme is: Talent
nature’s weavers and dancers
This week’s theme is: Middle
stuck in the middle with you
facing life head on
Probably just a sign of how much internet time I’ve spent looking up Jeremy Renner stuff, but this video was the first thing I thought of when I saw this week’s theme. I love the glasses on the dog, and the girl sleeping in the corner.
This week’s theme is: Boredom
children at a loss, bored,
when power goes out
in cooling waters
weary animals settle
refuge from the heat
also linking to haiku my heart at recuerda mi corazon
This week’s theme is: Natural
thunder and lightning
Mother Nature’s own fireworks
Happy Independence Day! The beautiful storm woke me this morning around 3 AM. The video above was a previous storm, reposted with DrQuuxum’s permission.
This week’s theme is: Confidence
authority of a king
sun grants golden crown
This week’s theme at Sensational Haiku Wednesday is Conversation.
body language speaks
in silent conversation
animals say much
Last week’s theme at Sensational Haiku Wednesday was Annoyance.
mixtures of pollen and snow
filling every breath
Yesterday, we had both a winter storm warning and a local pollen alert at the same time.
freestyle to music
dogs dancing obedience
seems so effortless
winter night brilliance
moon etching crystal shadows
sparkling in darkness
review class offer
tickets to Jekyll & Hyde
In the summer of 2002, I took a “Writing the Review” class taught by Christopher Rawson, the local paper’s drama critic. It was an awesome summer with excuses to go to movies, art galleries, theatre, museums, and more, all for school.
Our professor offered everyone in the class the opportunity to go to the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera opening nights with him: free tickets to the show, the chance to write your own review sitting at the computer next to him as he composed the one that would be in the paper the next morning, and a tour of the newspaper offices. Out of a class of around 40, only two of us took him up on the offer (both of us older, nontraditional students). I went to Jekyll & Hyde with him; he even said he added a couple of my comments into the final article.
Also submitted to Thursday Poets Rally.