Blue Sea – Carpe Diem #735 even woodpeckers

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five foot square
grass shelter
not needed
unless there is rain
© Butcho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

even woodpeckers
do not damage this hut
a summer grove
© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

among these summer trees,
a pasania *–
something to count on.
© Basho (Tr. Burton Watson)

high in the sky
in my tree house –
the spring breeze
© Chèvrefeuille

commune with nature
subtle beauty of the sea
tranquility felt

embraced by the wind
blue sea reflects the sky
magnificent feeling

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.de/2015/05/carpe-diem-735-even-woodpeckers.html

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #85, “the ancient woman”

the ancient woman
cherry tree blooms in old age
an event to remember (Basho)

like a young girl she stands
strong in the wind, the old sakura (Chèvrefeuille)


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the ancient woman
cherry tree blooms in old age
an event to remember
© Basho (at the age of 21)

memories of glorious past
happy to leave legacy

the ancient woman
every year she blossoms
such tenacity

loves being appreciated
growing old elegantly

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.it/2015/05/carpe-diem-tan-renga-challenge-85.html

My Mother – Writing Prompt #106 “Valuable Lessons from Mom” and Wordle #60 “May 11, 2015″

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Hello everyone! Hope you had a nice weekend. My mother is my favourite subject, as I blog about her most of the time. She’s beautiful, a classic beauty one can say, a real Filipina, with her long black wavy hair, which she always brush with a natural bristle brush. She goes out with corduroy trousers, silk blouse or fine dresses with intricate prints, like batik. She’s always smartly dressed. She’s in dire need of being complimented, i.e. we always compliment her looks.

She used to work as a Probation Officer, so no one can screw or mess around with her. She’s a tough cookie! She knows that several factors impinge on civil liberties and strike at the basic tenants of judicial system. She also doesn’t bombinate in a vacuum of data, caught between inevitability and uniqueness. That’s one of the valuable lessons she has given us, to be lawful and be aware of our human rights.

What else have we learned from her? Well, we should look after ourselves and our belongings. She loved this antique ceramic vase which was handed down to her by her grandmother. I think she’s going to pass it to one of us, her children. She’s very observant, like she’ll remark on how slanted the rays of the sun through the window and spilled into the room. Or how animal tunnels when incorporated into the design will also allow local wildlife to cross. She’s good with details like this, that’s why we love her so.

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https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/writing-prompt-106-valuable-lessons-from-mom/
https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/wordle-60-may-11-2015%E2%80%B3/

Carpe Diem #723 buying a cookie

buying a cookie
even the ferns are withered
at a rest stop
© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

tired of spinning
the cat takes time for itself
and washes his face
© Chèvrefeuille

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a break from road trip
refreshing coconut juice
such a welcome treat

drinking coconut
nice to have a little walk
after a long time

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/carpe-diem-723-buying-cookie.html

Show Your World – Hundred Islands, Alaminos City, Pangasinan, Philippines

We had a trip to Hundred Islands and its home, Alaminos City when I was in the Philippines. The trip itself was a great diversion from the hustle and bustle of the busy, urban life. The rice paddies, azure sea and the rustic and peaceful lifestyle were refreshing as we made our way to Alaminos City. And upon arrival, we savoured the city’s unique and dynamic spirit, friendly atmosphere and especially, the beauty and adventure that lies in the hundred wonders that is Hundred Islands. The islands were believed to be about two million years old. They were actually ancient corals that extend well inland, in an area previously comprising the seabed of an ancient sea. The lowering of the sea level have exposed them to the surface. The peculiar “mushroom-like” shapes of some of the islands were caused by the eroding actions of the ocean waves.

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swimming. boating and splashing water at Hundred Islands, Pangasinan
swimming. boating and splashing water at Hundred Islands, Pangasinan

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Show Your World – Nikitsky Botanical Garden

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PB Challenge (April 2015): Friends and Family

My Mom and I on holiday at Puerto Galera, Philippines. We had such fun together!
My Mom and I on holiday at Puerto Galera, Philippines. We had such fun together!

My Mom with her best friend Milette singing together at our party.
My Mom with her best friend Milette singing together at our party.

Amy and Suzie eating balut penoy at Casa Baliuag, Las Casas, Bataan
Amy and Suzie eating balut penoy at Casa Baliuag, Las Casas, Bataan

swimming at the sea, sunset at Bagac, Bataan
swimming at the sea, sunset at Bagac, Bataan

we shared this lovely food, ate with our hands , all 10 of us!
we shared this lovely food, ate with our hands , all 10 of us!

swimming. boating and splashing water at Hundred Islands, Pangasinan
swimming. boating and splashing water at Hundred Islands, Pangasinan

PB Challenge (April 2015): Friends and Family

T Is For Treasure – #AtoZChallenge

grilled freshly caught fish on banana leaf
grilled freshly caught fish on banana leaf

The fisherman arrived with some fish on his hands. He asked us if we wanted some. We said we’d love to have one but we couldn’t cook it in the middle of the beach. “No problem,” said the fisherman. “Choose one and we’ll grill it for you.” He came back with this treasure plus a bowl of steaming rice. What a wonderful life!

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2015/04/throwback-thursday-atozchallenge-style.html
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