Goodbye, May

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Spring fully blossomed

The words winds whispered

Lawns that need mowing

Birds all a twittering

Cold refreshing water

Optimism in the air

Goodbye, May

And may it always be

The stepping stone into summer

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Reflection Reveals

In my quiet mitten state town
A corner’s being turned
For Spring’s sweet airy sensation
Uplifting my spirits
Dreaming of warm weather vacation
While blue sky shines
In a clear vivid oasis
Fresh drops from earth’s
Fluffy pillows
Smiling back at me
Tempting the click,
Shutter, flash, record
Of year’s first peaceful walk
Without a traveling blanket around my back
Or the slippery ice beneath my feet
But it always returns, that white blanket of
Chilly annoyance
Wash, rinse, repeat

One Word Photo Challenge: Mint

I decided to expand the photography sector of my blog more and give this challenge a try.

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The first picture is of a Shamrock Shake taken in March; it literally is mint flavored. The one below that is me in my Full Keg T-shirt (a favorite of mine). Next are two pictures from the Cascades Falls Park in my hometown. Then, you see the picture of the Ford Fiesta taken in February for my 365 photo project. Finally, there is an explosive shot of a freshly bloomed tree from May which is one of my all time favorites. Since spring is strongly correlated with anything green, the color mint easily comes to mind.

Since this is my first time doing the challenge, I might be a little literal on choosing pictures according to the color ‘mint’.

WPC: April Sky of Dreams

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Oh, what a sight, the April sky of my dreams, found while walking home one evening.

Those clouds are like dark smoke, fluffy, roaring, billowing out with the fierceness of giants. The streak of light pierces the evening sky, creating an electric connection between two cloud nodes, as if it communicating back and forth.

But what became most surprising is when I stared at this long enough and the image of a demon god monster suddenly formed, holding the “lightning bolt” in a smoky grey hand, a scowl expression on his frowning face. An eye and a crown shaped head can easily be seen. The god, who might actually be Zeus, also seems to be sporting a large beard. It looks like he’s prodding the cloud below. And now I have just made out the image of a cannonball or bowling ball being lifted over the right shoulder of “Zeus” with a muscular arm and he apparently wanting to throw it – or it might be a large dark fist being raised in fury. His formless, ghostly body also materializes in the open space of the sky and it looks like he’s floating on his side through the channel. Now it is quite apparent: a thunderous god is in the clouds with his magic bolt or wand of lightning; I cannot look at this picture without seeing it now.

Fiery orange, somber blue, wispy white, smog grey, amber yellow, all sifting together harmoniously to create this unimaginable scene.

At the fiery core of the masterpiece is what looks like a volcano about to erupt. The eye of the storm. The sun simmering down on a calm April evening.

This shot is absolutely beautiful. There is so much vibrant color, the rich shades of grey and deep blue tinged cumulus’ are marvelous.

I cannot stop looking at the sky god, it is so amazingly clear now…it’s head is now fully shaped. I move in closer and wow – there’s an ear as well.


Photo Challenge for Week of October 10: Dreamy