Tanka Tuesday: Snowing

Colleen has added another form of poetry to the challenge, Haiga! A combination of poetry and image. I love it because I can incorporate 2 of my favorite forms of creative together: photography and poetry.

Haiga is sometimes called observational poetry because it contains an image with either a haiku or senryu written on it or near it.  

Colleen Chesebro

Being the first Tuesday of the month, we get to choose our own words for the challenge, I’ve chosen Earth and Soul.

Flakes kissing the Earth 
A moment to be treasured
Softness for the Soul

Hope you enjoy my first Haiga, and if you want to know more about it, please check Colleen’s post here.

Tanka Tuesday: Storm

the storm is coming
unhurried willing moment
lightness in the air
letting go of any task
only being here and now

Joining Colleen’s poetry challenge. The words for this week are slow and work. We can use synonyms only.

I took this photo yesterday when leaving work, a storm was approaching and everyone was in hurry to get back home. The moment was so precious, I felt the lightness in the air, I took my time, slowly savoring the moment, step by step, taking photos, no hurry.

Sunday Stills: Window

Hugh, from Hugh’s Views & News, for Sunday Stills. 

I haven’t joined a challenge for so long, but being a friend of Hugh for many years, I’ve decided to give it a try.

Today Hugh asks us to write about windows. This is my view, right now, from my living room window. I’m wondering if I’ll be able to go out.

We had a massive snow storm yesterday, we were snowed in all day. Not being able to move the car for grocery shopping, my refrigerator is empty! Being at home all day with 2 teenages, you can imagine…

View from my kitchen window during the storm, it’s so pretty, but not easy to handle. I spent the day baking, journaling and drinking lots of tea to keep warm.

Now the last one is the view to my backyard, the sun is shining but it’s very cold, – 13 degrees Celsius, and again I’m wondering how many layers I’ll have to dress up to go out!

Hope you enjoy your Sunday, and check Hugh’s blog for joining the challenge or wondering about windows.

Nurturing Thursday # 11

 

view from my kitchen right now

“Shut the door not that it lets in the cold

but that it lets out the coziness”

Mark Twain

It’s a wonderland around here, we had a snow storm last night, 8 inches of snow! It was a madness to come back home, generally, it takes 1/2 hr for me to get back from work, yesterday I spent almost 2 hrs.

School buses have been canceled, so the kids are sleeping in and I’m debating if I should go or stay in the coziness of my home. Well for while I have a cup of coffee in my hands and enjoying the moment.

Have a great day and stay safe!

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Sludge: first snow fall

Yesterday we had our first snowfall for this season, so lovely to watch the snowflakes reaching the ground. Of course, the first snowfall and the first week of snow are magical, but as the time goes by it becomes very difficult to accept the heavy snow that accumulates on the streets and sidewalks. Here is an acrostic poem for you.

Snow

Lovely and magical

Unbelievable the softness and design

Demanding all the attention to drive and walk

Gear up and go out

Enjoy the outdoors before the sludge shows up