sun peeps through treetops
chaperoning her journey
through rugged terrain
Do you use nature as inspiration and rejuvenation?
Have a terrific Wednesday!
A winter wonderland…
I love hiking in Whitewater State Park. I always find beauty each time I go.
A Hiking We Will Go Haiku
arrive atop the bluffs
My goal…less is more. I enjoy deviating from the traditional 5-7-5 haiku rules.
I will continue experimenting with line length, punctuation and strong words to describe a scene, feeling or thought.
I’ll be spending my Black Friday painting, writing and hopefully reading. Is anyone else avoiding retail stores on this crazy day?
Hiking in Whitewater State Park today was amazing. Although it was a little cold, my husband and I enjoyed the snow covered trail and listening to bubbling, rippling sounds of Whitewater River that were not yet frozen.
Icy Stream Haiku
the frigid wind bites
calm waters become frosty
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
I love to travel, and I hope to be able to spend more time on the road at some point. I took the image I included in today’s post, but it’s not an original idea. I have seen images on Pinterest similar to the one I am posting. However, I selected the state of Oregon as my next destination, which you’ll see below.
I am starting a much needed bucket list. I have determined that there are so many places I want to see, but I don’t have a plan. So, here’s to starting a plan.
I want to visit the state of Oregon because I love the outdoors. It’s also one of the last seven states I need to visit. (Yes, I have been to 43 states.)
Miles and miles of hiking trails.
Lace up your boots.
Have a fantastic week!
It’s time for the weekly Haiku Challenge. In the month of September, I posted a haiku poem for each day. I enjoyed this process and I decided to continue building my collection of haiku poems. Each week, I will post at least one haiku along with a photo.
The image below was taken from my hike last week in Whitewater State Park. This picture resonates with me because even though our path through life is challenging, there is beauty all around. I hope this little slice of life brings peace to your day, whether you are overworked or feeling ill. Take each step one by one…find beauty in everything you do.
Traveling down a
path, not knowing where it leads.
Find beauty each day.
Tell me something beautiful in your life?
Hey, Hey, It’s Monday!
Tonight I am attending a wine tasting at my friend’s house, who is also the editor/publisher of Rochester Women magazine. The wine tasting is research for my next article. We are tasting dessert wines from local wineries. And dessert wines are my favorite!
I hope to have a post tomorrow about this experience, but that might be pushing it. The deadline for this article was due on the 22nd of September. Yep, a week ago.
Unfortunately, our schedules were so hectic this was the day the five of us could get together. I’ll be pecking away at the keyboard trying to finish the dessert wine article as soon as possible. But, my last haiku is scheduled for tomorrow and I don’t want to miss the last day! I am thinking a haiku based on dessert wine.
Anyway, I managed to take about 100 photos this weekend on my hiking adventures. So, here is another image from Saturday. It’s my inspiration for the Haiku Challenge.
Day 29: Haiku Challenge
Pale purple asters
blooming. Gathered together
like a family.
What is your favorite fall flower?
I hope you have had a great weekend!
I enjoyed my hike so much on Friday, I decided to go back to Whitewater and hike a different trail on Saturday afternoon. It has been a nice alternative to running around my neighborhood or hitting the gym.
I hiked the Dakota trail and took a different route at the top. At the first fork in the trail I meandered down the hillside to the Valley Trail. The trail was shrouded by trees still full of leaves, and many of the downed trees and rocks were covered with moss.
The trail followed the river for a bit and that’s were I found the inspiration for my next haiku.
Day 28: Haiku Challenge
Mossy river bank—
little nooks and crannies are
filled with the unknown.
Are any of you avid hikers or nature lovers?