Monday, December 4, 2017

Holiday Season

We live in Central Texas.  It is the time of year for Cedar Fever.  This condition is similar to hay fever only caused by the prolific cedars in our area.

sniffle
snort 
blow
guess that's how
this season is gonna go


Friday, October 6, 2017

desert travellers

Carpe Diem #1270 desert travellers (Karunesh)


weary camels rest
sparks spiral skyward
day's warmth retreats 

skirts whirl through dreams
to the music of the desert


©  petra domina

To hear the music that inspired this post click here.  The music is toward the end of the post.  A facinating article about desert nomads making a yearly trek is here.


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reflections

Carpe Diem #1269 reflection


I love days that start with a smile.  Today was one of those.  After morning chores I settled into my easy chair to catch up on all the CDHK posts.  There on the patio screen door was a green lizard.  This lizard has been hanging around for several months now.  It has surprised me by skittering across the patio as it escaped the watering bucket's cascade.  Today it brought back memories of a time before grandsons were born.  A time when a gecko was grabbed by the tail.  It ran away leaving its tail in my son's fingers.  His wife screamed not knowing that the tail would grow back.  Thanks, little green lizard, for a smile.

from the mist
green dragon appears
a tale grows


©  petra domina


skittering lizard

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

spring lantern

Carpe Diem #1268 shuntoo (spring lantern)



harvest moon
bright as a shuntoo
rice paper scrolls

brush strokes tell the story
of a summer romance

brush
caresses the paper
thoughts of love

skin soft as silk
glides beneath

one
last
stroke
in a fit
of passion

ink drops
glistening on the desk
blackened memory

reflecting in the light
of the harvest moon

©  petra domina

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

millionaire

Carpe Diem #1267 millionaire



What would you do if someone knocked on your door and handed you a cashiers check for one million dollars?  That was the premise of a 1950's TV show that ran for 5 years.  Named simply "The Millionaire" it was entertaining to watch story lines about the effects of sudden wealth.  That check would need to be 9 million to be worth the same amount now. 

inflation
balloon rises to heaven
sun rays of gold

©  petra domina

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Monday, October 2, 2017

indian summer

Carpe Diem #1266 Koharu (Indian Summer)




That killing frost that wilts the blossoms, that nips the buds, that announces the promise of winter.  Yea, that happens in other places.  Neither often nor early nor frequently in subtropical climes.  When the weather forecasts calls for a cold front, most likely you can still wear your shorts.  It is a life from a different place that can be remembered.  The beauty of the leaves, the morning chill, apple orchards dotted in red.  Good times.



full moon
autumn's chill
a summer's dream

©  petra domina


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Sunday, October 1, 2017