Calm Haiku (Stoop)
Resting on the stoop
Sharing the heat of the day
Calms my anxious heart
This beautiful tree swallow found a place to rest in between its swooping air flights. I love to watch these birds fly above the field in the park. I also love the rare chance to see one at rest and admire its vivid coloring. This is one of my brother’s favorite birds. Since his birthday is in May, this picture seems a perfect selection for my May Changing Seasons post.
This is my fifth 2017 post for year three of Cardinal Guzman’s photo challenge, The Changing Seasons. You can post a photo gallery (V1) or a single photo (V2) that showcases your view of the month. You can check out the Cardinal’s page for the general challenge rules and join right in! His photos are fantastic! Like last year, I am planning to add a haiku along with my single V2 photo each month. Even though it has been said that a picture paints a thousand words, I like pairing pictures and words; both can still mean different things to different people.
All my previous Changing Seasons posts are in one place under the Changing Seasons header at the top of the page. And, I also have a bird header where all my bird pictures are gathered.
Take a look around my blog if you are interested! Comments are welcome!
Earth tones, sun and shade create a calming ambience. I can sense the quiet, and I can feel the warm air on my face as I remember a peaceful walk in the park.
*posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: ambience
I have sat on this bench many times. I have felt the cool stone against my legs. I have heard the flow of the waterfall across the rocks below. I have breathed in the serenity of the calm spot, seeking to settle my thoughts, if only for a moment.
*posted for JNW’s One Word Photo Challenge: Bench.
*also posted for Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 17-Calm
I have selected five photos to demonstrate symmetry for Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge this week. The beauty of bridges and walkways, cozy fireside seating, a foggy day black and white landscape, and a peaceful reflective pond is enhanced by balance and symmetry.
In her challenge post, Cee suggests that we are hard-wired to crave symmetry and I agree. There is something comforting about a balanced scene. It seems that so many of us are striving for balance in our lives. Finding symmetry in our surroundings may add a sense of comfort and calm to our unsettled emotions.
Peace to you all!
I am a perpetual sky gazer. There are so many variations of color and cloud cover that make each viewing special. I am in awe of the majestic beauty. Many times, I am speechless in wonder.
I often rush to share the view with someone else. Shared experience seems to multiply the beauty somehow.
Sometimes, I just breathe in the beauty alone. I may let my mind wander free, daydream or say a silent prayer. I may try to feel the moment and let words fade away.
For me, there is calm and serenity in sky gazing.