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Carpe Diem #436, companionship

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(c) January 2014 Saradunn Miss  Blaze S’More

 

Carpe Diem prompt companionship

 

New Year ~ hearts join

bereaved ~ sought soul mate  ~  found

Charlie Chaplin ‘stash

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My dear Bianca had been gone almost 3 months 
and I found myself really missing the companionship
of another living being.  The shelter had a “sale”
for cats thru the end of the year, since the weather 
was blizzard after blizzard and arctic temps.  The
shelter had to cancel its fund raiser and decided to
keep the price from Kittenpalooza thru the end of
the year.
I had been in a couple of times, but just couldn’t
make a decisions.  When Ino realized I needed to
get myself out of the dumpers, and the price was
right, I headed to the shelter and presented my
“wants” to the staff.  
*** a cat that was older and therefore not easy to
find a forever home.
***  possible mouser
***  not too big
***  not to clingy…I didn’t want to have a cat always
       wanting to be picked up, held or sit with me
 
Well, Miss Blaze S’More fits the bill sort of.  I didn’t realize
that 2 1/2 was “old” for adoption…people want kittens
under a year old.   Eleven pounds is quite a big cat,
but she is long an sleek.
Her personality fits the bill… I am the Princess Serf,
whom she allows to live in the house.  She sits with
me when it pleases her an no one else is around she
prefers !
 
A fine companion for a not so little old lady … 
Miss Blaze S’More my companion and boss.

 

(c) January 2014 Saradunn Miss  Blaze S’More

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April 1 tanka prompt: lily buoy … art by Gary Blankenship and Sigrid Saradunn

photo (C) Saradunn 2013

Last summer at the Town Line
(Deer Isle/Stonington) pond.
Ames Pond is a pond so huge 
I can’t get all of it in one photo…
this is a tiny pond with lots to see
and dream on.
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each summer bloom search
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Ames Pond and Deer Isle town line
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search for pink ~ white blooms
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some play peek-a-boo
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flirt with frogs ~ dragonflies too
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by Saradunn
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A photo of the buoy in process.
There will be two haiku poems at the top
written by Gary Blankenship… see in prompt
info below.  When the buoy is completely 
finished, I will post a blog on the making 
of the buoy.
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April 1 prompt:  lily buoys – art by Gary Blankenship and Sigrid Saradunn

 

In mid-February I picked up a simple drawing program for the Kindle, which has led to oodles of sketches to accompany poetry at this and other sites.  Near the beginning of march, I did three sketches of water lilies and one of dragonflies and the like.  Member Sigrid Saradum (who we used in the Man in the Hat prompt) does a buoy for the Penobscot East Resource Center each year.  The action benefits Maine fisheries and fish, especially lobster.  She asked if she could use by art for a buoy.  How could I say no? She has been working during March to construct our “water lilies” buoy  -   including the marsh/water background.  Below are three pictures of the nearly finished buoy – 99%.  What are your crafts/art/charities?   What does the lilies and critters tell your tanka?

 

For more pictures go tohttps://www.facebook.com/sigridgerstnerstevens.saradunn/media_set?set=a.651241571579996.1073742019.100000824788835&type=3

 

You can bid, $100 minimum.  The auction is in August.  Don’t worry, there will be plenty of information on bidding before then.

 

And another thanks to Sigrid for honoring my humble art.

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Not 5-7-5 NaHaiWriMo Prompt: citrus # 1

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(c) 1971 Phosphorescent Bay painting
8″ x 10 oil on canvas panel
painting Sally Ann Rinker
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The first painting I ever purchased.
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Sally Rinker was leading a class of Navy 
Wives in a painting group and I loved this painting. 
She had not idea how she got the colors that day, 
and so I bought the painting. 
She sent the money to her mother who contributed it 
a charity that fed hungry American Indian children.
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Old San Juan

Phosphorescent Bay ~ ~ 

Frozen PinaColadas
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written for facebook page.

NaHaiWriMo facebook site encourages

other than the standard 5-7-5 haiku forms.

It is a place to  have fun, play creatively,

experiment, try something new, practice

writing haiku daily.

NaHaiWriMo…March 2014 haiku prompt: Citrus #2

(c) photo Saradunn

 

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darkest winter days
sunshine surrounds kitchen
cheery lemon-y walls
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The photo is of a kitchen
witch my Mother sent me
… it has real human hair
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written for facebook page.

NaHaiWriMo facebook site encourages

other than the standard 5-7-5 haiku forms.

It is a place to  have fun, play creatively,

experiment, try something new, practice

writing haiku daily.

 

Not 5-7-5 NaHaiWriMo Prompt: Curtain Call

3/4/2011 (c) The Art of Sigrid Saradunn
A Sign of Spring in Maine
Acrylic collage 8″x 8″ cradled canvas

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Mainer tradition

October time to be warm

April…long johns gone
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note: back in the day, 
once the long johns are on, 
they would stay on no matter
what the weather/temperature…
for once they come off, not on
again til the following fall.

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written for facebook page.

NaHaiWriMo facebook site encourages

other than the standard 5-7-5 haiku forms.

It is a place to  have fun, play creatively,

experiment, try something new, practice

writing haiku daily.

Not 5-7-5 NaHaiWriMo Prompt: chimera

photo (c) 2014 Saradunn

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My inspiration:
sign with display at the local
Middle School. I did not have
permission to photograph the
art work.

second grade students
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intrigued by imaginary creatures
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illusion spells belief
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CHIMERA..Defined
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1,  The Chimera was, 
according to Greek mythology,
a monstrous fire-breathing creature 
of Lycia in Asia Minor, 
composed of the parts of three animals
 — a lion, a snake and a goat
 
2.  illusion

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written for facebook page.

NaHaiWriMo facebook site encourages

other than the standard 5-7-5 haiku forms.

It is a place to  have fun, play creatively,

experiment, try something new, practice

writing haiku daily.

Not 5-7-5 NaHaiWriMo Prompt: corridor

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Ellsworth Middle School corridor
(c) 3/2014 The Art of Sigrid Saradunn

I took an art class here and got lost leaving … 
just one floor but it is a maze of corridors.
Ended up asking a janitor how to get out
of the building.  She put her cart away
and led me to the door being sure I was at
the correct parking lot.
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Middle School hallway
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getting lost is easy to do
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tax dollars at work
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written for facebook page.

NaHaiWriMo facebook site encourages

other than the standard 5-7-5 haiku forms.

It is a place to  have fun, play creatively,

experiment, try something new, practice

writing haiku daily.


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