Daily Prompt – “All About Me”

Blogging is an amazing medium and I wish more people would try it.

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The All About Me prompt asks us to explain why we chose our blog’s title.

This is from my About page for Haiku Prayers – Poetry And Other Art.

“Haiku Prayers – Poetry And Other Art is a place to try some new ideas and learn more about haiku.  I began Haiku Prayers in April 2012.”

My thought was that this be a more quiet place, and a low-key way to write and perhaps grow.  A prayerful place, for contemplation and a few moments of rest.

I enjoy the different qualities of my blogs, and sometimes step back and try and re-focus on my goals for each one.  My career was in special education, and I helped with my mother’s care at home and in other care settings for many years.

A more recent goal is to begin to create large print chapbooks from my blogs, and then donate them…

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Life as seen in Flowers.

Here are some pictures of flowers that I have taken and thought were interesting.

I always think about the circle of life when I see an old dead bloom next to a full bloom, and when I see a bud next to a full bloom.

5 o' clocks,

One leaf is left. One leaf without snow on it.

orange leaf

 

One bud is ahead of the rest.

phlox flower bud

A few blooms left on the moss rose.

moss rose dying back

One tree stands out

because it has changed ahead of time.

leaves starting to change

Not Yet Dead

5 o' clock, johnny jump up flower

Marigolds encased in ice. Time stands still for the seeds inside.

marigold flower

This was the picture that I have been wanting to use for a while, and I haven’t written a poem that really went with it.

There is a little bud next to the full bloom.

peony bud, peony bloom

The Life of a Butterfly in Pictures.

*These photos were taken over the course of 3 years and are not of the same caterpillar/butterfly.

 

insect eggs

caterpillar in flowerbed

pupa, caterpilla making cocoon

cocoon just finshed, butterfly cocoon

light colored butterfly cocoon

older butterfly cocoon chrysallis

butterfly emerging from cocoon

new butterfly wet

empty butterfly cocoon

wet butterfly flapping its wings dry

piece of butterfly cocoon

butterfly on red flower