|Photo courtesy of Ryan of ArborView|
Wind frisks, crystal fingers cling
The above is a poetry challenge for "Write with Pictures" - a blog that highlights different writing challenges for specific days of the week. Todays challenge is Thursday's Haiku. The photographer is Ryan of ArborView. His blog is mostly devoted to trees, but I saw many beautiful nature photos as well.
The photo below is for "Partially Seen in January". I thought it would be a fun contrast photo for the one above. I took this photo this past summer at a Renaissance Festival.
And really, really fun news. I saved the best for last. I won a prize from a wonderful blog friend Ruth of "Synch-ro-ni-zing". Every day I check to see what is going on over there. The comments are always fun and often turn in to a conversation amongst her followers, a back & forth. Ruth is a talented woman, gifted with a warmth and charm that jumps out from the cold computer screen. Her poetry grabs your soul and her photography is stunning. And now I find ... she can paint!
In celebration of "Synchronizing's" 5th blog year, my name was drawn at random. And I win a painting (6" seasoned oak) of a bluebird. Bluebirds are special to her - and do you know what. As I was returning from my walk with my son, a bluebird flew right in front of me and perched on a street sign. I thought of Ruth immediately - and I have NEVER noticed these birds around here before. This little guy was doing a bit of a dance - as if to say - "If you are going to take a photo, you must get my best side. I guess he likes all his sides! The photos are grainy as I was far away, no tripod and I didn't want to run the risk of scaring him. Come to find out, Ruth drew my name right around lunchtime the very same day! Now, if that isn't synchronicity - I don't know what is.