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Monthly Archives: March 2014

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.


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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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.painting from Gazebo, Union River Waterfront,
Ellsworth Maine USA. Plein Aire…
a lovely day with sail boats heading out before the tide is too low.  Watercolor on paper, 4″ x 6″. (c) 2013 Saradunn

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summer time
tides going out ~ boats sea bound
picture perfect

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no Gateway* seen
Mississippi water wheel 
St Louis blues
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*I took the boat ride in the 1950’s
before the Gateway Arch was built
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red sail boat
single man’s expensive joy
gets wed ~ for sale sign
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Plein Aire 2013 Barn being taken down as it is falling down.

Can be seen from the Ellsworth, Maine, USA, waterfront gazebo.

Watercolor on paper. 5″x7″ sort of (c) 2013 Saradunn

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stone barn
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early settlers pride and joy
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rocks of ages
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roof caving in
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no cows to be seen
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mice and spiders
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big barn
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attached to house
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handy 3 seater*
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* in Maine,
because of the snow and deep freeze winters,
some barns were attached to the house.  At the 
far end of the barn, would be an enclosed
outhouse.  It might be cold, but protected from
the elements. 
A friend told me of a house with a “3 seater”
outhouse that had been restored.
… the middle seat (the baby seat) was removable.
No record of reason someone would want to go
down under the outhouse, but it was restored 
as found. I wangled a “tour” because …
well just because I needed to see it.  I remember a
3 seater outhouse in northern Wisconsin…3 sizes
of places to sit…and not attached to the house…
mighty brisk some times.
 
 

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.NaHaiWriMo


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(c) 2013 Saradunn

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sweet summer’s day.

mindful moment watching clouds
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do you see what I see
 
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summer’s day 
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lie on grass ~ watching wind play
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naming clouds
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summer day
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wind  playing with clouds
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skyscapes ~ endless change
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NaHaiWriMo


(c) September 22, 2012 Saradunn … at the Common Ground Fair

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25 braid

sweet fern braided
red and purple dried flowers ~ ‘Kiss
-Over-Garden-Gate’

(‘Kiss-Me-Over-The-Garden-Gate
is the plants name’)
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amazing talents
young girl has one ~ braids cherry
stems in her mouth

boys with idle minds
girls with long braids suffer
school desk with inkwell

teen’s rat tail
suddenly missing
job interview

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trip down Bayside*
braiding around potholes
Washboard Avenue

* Bayside is a country road 

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NaHaiWriMo


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2/19 baby
 
lion stare
watches snow flakes fall     (longingly)
Baby Kitty *
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* “Baby” is adult Norwegian Forest Cats name.
He was showing unwittingly his “feminine” 
side 🙂
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Note on Baby:
When I lived with my daughter, “grumpy”
Baby would come in my room and look out the
window… I’d made a place for him to lay and look
outside.
Baby was a rescue cat and didn’t warm up
to people, but tolerated the family. It was
many years and a severe illness until he would let
anyone hold him or pet him. I loved to watch him
as he was the first cat I ever really got to know.
He kept me company after i had back surgery
…quiet and watchful.
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2/12  break
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President’s Day
whoo hoo tourney time
February break
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2/20 bling
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worn proudly
grandmother’s rhinestone pins
precious glamour
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children love glitz
precious gifts still worn
forty years of sparkles 
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between storms
frosty sparkle on ice 
winter diamonds
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diamonds on water
natures gift of wonder
herons gaze
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spider webs dew drops
glisten with sunrise
remember Charlotte
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stars in her eyes
love in her heart
newly wed
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2/26 brew/wine/beer spirits
 
brewery tour fun
bottle jam where filled
bottles with wings
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brewery visit
tour bypassed
Clydesdales
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2/27 button
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smart talking kids
learned to toe the line
button your lip
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