Saturday, June 29, 2013

Oranges, anyone?

Just showing off my orange tree :)

Friday, June 28, 2013

dusk in rain - haiku

alone we come
alone we fade like autumn rain
into the dusk


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Watch A Teacher Make Her 3rd-Grade Kids Hate Each Other For The Best Reason Imaginable

This video will teach you so many things, it's quite path-breaking ....

And please share :)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Crescendo - haiku

super large full moon
crawls through night peaking with pain
incandescent dawn


Monday, June 24, 2013

Fireworks - haiku

blackbird in bird bath
splashing sparkling water drops
silvery fireworks


After a lot of missed ops, I finally got to photograph a bird bathing scene :)


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Green paddy - haiku

under rain washed sky
emerald gleams the paddy
bending to the wind


paddy fields alive
birds amongst the ripened rice
scrumptious  pickings


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Cool of the wind - haiku

burning summer day
it must be a savior wind
that brought the coolness


was it the cool breeze
that made your skin tingle, girl
or was it my gaze?


Friday, June 21, 2013

Evening lull - haiku

light is loath to leave
dusk stands with bated breath
as day and night face-off


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Enigma - haiku

so strange it may seem
we joy beings trying so hard
to conceal our light


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Kingfisher - haiku

flash of flying blue
gasping flashes of silver
river mourns its loss


The cry from within

"Introverts are constantly told that we must change.

The world shouts, 'Speak up! Loosen up! Lighten up! Be someone you’re not, or be left behind.'

And so, that is precisely what we do; we wear the mask of extroversion in hopes that we won’t be cast aside and forgotten.

We turn outward when we should be looking within.

We banish our true selves to a deep dark dungeon and throw away the key.

"That is, until we realize that we have caged our most valuable assets.

Then something begins to stir, itch and cry out from within.

Our soul claws impatiently at the gates of our hollow persona."

~Michaela Chung

(excerpted from the original article at 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Always been here

Always been here

how many species have to vanish
how many life forms do we banish

before we finally begin to see
how violent we are, how greedy

tearing up our home in plunder,
raping the earth, our mother

what are we teaching our children?
to sow greed, reap destruction?

after we’ve lost the polar bear
laid all the lush forests bare

after the last whale is gone
animal habitats have been shorn

maybe we will begin to see
when it’s not too late, hopefully

the earth is not a chattel
to barter, buy and resell

the forest, the mangrove, the lake
is not ours to pillage and take

the earth is a home we share
with those who have always been here


Monday, June 17, 2013

Lotus - haiku

an angel it must be
rising spotless from the mud
wings blooming fragrant


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Branch meeting - haiku

treetop meeting place
blackbirds pondering over
the day’s agenda

Saturday, June 15, 2013

tulip - haiku

light lay laughing lithe
in the tulip bulb, transformed
into glowing orb


Friday, June 14, 2013

Let there be light

through the leaf filigree
a playful sunbeam sparkles

on spotting me

and I
just grateful

on being spotted
and splashed upon

by wayward strands
of light


Tuesday, June 04, 2013

From the mouth of babes

Best argument in support of vegetarianism I've ever heard....

Baby vegetarian speaks some hard truths here.