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Monday, July 20, 2015

Midsummer

Carpe Diem #779 Seika (Midsummer)

Not folks who normally took midsummer vacations, the couple were a little anxious about being on such a long trip in summer's heat.  After all, they certainly were not getting any younger.  Encouraged by a family reunion taking place in a distant state, they decided to begin the trek.  By the end of the first eleven days the heat proved to not be a problem.  The temperatures were well below normal.  Abundant late spring and early summer rains had fields lush and green.  Trees still had the shiny leaves of early spring.  Rivers and streams were running bank full along the highways and byways of the Midwestern states.  The trip was idyllic. 

Well, except for them leaving the waterpik at the first house.  Then she losing some money at the race track but not more than a meal at chain restaurant.  Of course he did not see the distant hills quite as clearly.  Heaven only knows where his glasses were left  .......

making new friends
by the swift river's edge
two old goats eating
 
petra domina


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Friday, July 17, 2015

Mugiwara boushi (Straw hat)




Pete and Jude were their names.  One was born the year he was and the other was a year or two older.  Everyone is dead that would remember.  And only a few alive that would care.  A couple of Missouri red mules that worked the stony soil of the family farm.  Pete lived to be 33.  He is still alive.

the old mule
no longer pulling the plows
nibbles a straw hat

©  petra domina


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Funsui (Fountain)



It was just a place to get a drink of water.  Just water.  Just a drink.  A water fountain.  But you best be able to read, young lady.  If you drank from the wrong one you would be in deep trouble.  She could never figure out where the Mexicans drank.

sparkling water
splattering over the edge
soaked cricket

©  petra domina

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Kingyo (Goldfish)

Carpe Diem #777 kingyo (goldfish)




 the movement
resembles a silken scarf
a goldfish tail


© petra domina

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Amido (Screen door, window screen)


in or out
the screen door slapped loudly
spider's web swings

©  petra domina

loose window screen
the snake wriggles inside
naps on a bed

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peony

Carpe Diem Time Machine #12 botan (peony) June-2013

The roots were dug with care from the soils of her garden, replanted only to be left behind ....

the pink blush
at the edge of the bud
an ant sips nectar

© petra domina


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Amenbou (Water strider)

fish jumping
water strider scurries 
hopeful lures

©  Janice 'petra domina' Adcock


You might enjoying listening to a group by the name of Waterstrider here.

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