In response to Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: ‘Abstract’ , I am sharing tree bark photos that I took on March 30, 2016. I was attracted to the rich colour blends, shapes, and signs of new life. The photo challenge this week was to share images that feature shapes, colour, and texture rather than specific ‘objects’.
Pink Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, and Fish Moon.
Pink moon is an exciting name as it conjures images of a pink orb lighting the night sky–however, the moon isn’t pink in April. Pink blossoms, moss pink, and wild ground phlox are features of this month–though not yet in my neighborhood. Here is a Japanese garden in full bloom with a carpet of moss pink.
Sprouting Grass Moon does apply to my surroundings–slowly, but surely, yellow fields are turning green. Egg Moon references spring fertility or the size of the moon. The April full moon is the smallest of the year–as the moon is at its greatest distance from Earth. Fish Moon? I’ll leave that interpretation to those who are in tune with the lives of fish.
This post is in response to my fascination with Native American Full Moon names. Coming up: May, month of Flower Moon. Happy Earth Day!
In response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: ‘Dance’ I feature dogs dancing and prancing at a local dog park. And today, March 20, is the first day of Spring, also known as the ‘Spring Equinox’ (Northern Hemisphere) or ‘March Equinox’. Happy Spring to my northern neighbours and Happy Autumn to my friends in the South. As of today, day and night are roughly equal in length and in the Northern Hemisphere, daylight hours will increase up until Summer Solstice in June.
I took these photos at a local dog park on a sunny day in early March.
Take #1: Free form
Autumn of life,
spring of creativity,
shot with memories,
personal flaws glimmer,
for understanding simmers,
steadily waft to eternity.
Wrapped snug in soft fleece, Golden sunlight warms my view, chickadees flit by.
You may notice that the chickadees flitted too quickly to be caught in the photo. The prompt words are ‘tight’ (snug) and ‘warm’. Please visit the prompt post to find out how you can join in and to find links to other responses to Ronovan Writes’ Haiku Poetry Challenge #85.
For the last three days I have been shovelling–first there was the front walkway and driveway so we could go to town. Then I had to move huge mounds of snow from the back deck and drainage pipes all around the house. This will not be news to regular readers, as my last post focussed on my experience shovelling 2 to 3-foot snow drifts. Tuesday’s blizzard also brought sub-zero temperatures. Lake Ontario is finally frozen:
To walk around the perimeter of my house, I wore snowshoes. This way I sank only one foot down instead of several feet. This picture shows my snowshoe trail down to the buried compost bin, and the next shows my snowshoes.
Finally, I would like to share the hidden beauty of the light blue glow from deep snow holes and crevices.