Monthly Archives: October 2016
October Haiku (Heavy)
Bear the weight of October
Heavy with regret
This is my Version 2 entry into Cardinal Guzman’s Changing Seasons Challenge. Check out his blog for other interpretations of the theme and think about joining us in the challenge! You can see my previous entries by clicking on the Changing Seasons header at the top of my page.
I am fascinated by this statue that I saw as I walked around my neighborhood. I think the unbalanced proportions and worn edges are intriguing. Is it time worn or timeless? Is it settled or evolving? It seems to be in a state of transmogrification. Is it a lion? A dog? The Sphinx? Perhaps it is a mysterious stone guardian of neighborhood secrets!
*posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: transmogrify
This week, the theme is transmogrify. Transform. Morph. Change. Show something already transformed, on the cusp of transformation, or that you wish you could transform.
One fact about my city of Roanoke, Virginia – Coca Cola is local. A Coca Cola Bottling Company has been here since 1902. One fact about me – I start just about every day with a Diet Coke!
I was born in Roanoke. My roots are here and I still call Roanoke my home. To me, Roanoke is just the right mix of suburb living, city venues and country mountain views!
Take a look around!
To see my post and expansive views of beautiful Roanoke from way atop Mill Mountain look here!
To see my post of a closer view of downtown city buildings in black and white look here!
Look no farther than my previous post to see my nostalgic thoughts on the city!
*posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: Local
These signs have sat atop buildings in downtown Roanoke since I was a child. Not so long ago, I took this picture through the window as I sat in the passenger seat of a moving car. That’s why I managed to cut off part of the H&C coffee sign. At least I got most of it along with the full Dr. Pepper bottle top sign!
When I was a child, I loved seeing these neon signs lit up against the night sky. It was a treat of sorts when my dad would drive us past these local landmarks. It was a simple pleasure, and unforgettable.
Even now, whenever I spot the signs, I am reminded of how much I loved these special signs as a kid. I guess I still do!
*posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: