Grandson #5 was born yesterday
Mom, Dad, and Big Brother all enjoying that wonderful new-baby smell
Welcome to the world Wyck Conger Bliss!
#helping-the-unknown Feature: July 2015 Welcome to this month’s helping-the-unknown feature!#helping-the-unknown Feature: July 2015 by helping-the-unknown
quwen's photography is wonderfully crisp with gorgeous contrasting colours.
PaintTheTears's portraits capture the characters and their expressions perfectly, making them instantly recognisable.
2015 Dragonboat Renga Race: Open!Setting2015 Dragonboat Renga Race: Open! by the-haiku-club
You gather today on the shore of Lake Biwa to celebrate the Summer Solstice and Duanwu Festival as has been done for 2500 years. Today three teams race their dragon boats across these storied waters for glory (and fun). A Daoist priest carefully performs the "Awakening" ritual, dotting the eyes of each dragon figurehead with red, to end its slumber and invigorate its spirit. You take your places in your respective boats, awaiting the signal to start. A loud bell is rung and the priest walks away as you set off. Did his shadow look like a fox?
For the month of July each team will attempt to write an unbroken chain of haiku, each taking its predecessor as inspiration. To make this a bit more challenging we are introducing a game structure that allows the teams to interact with each other as they compete. The game is broken into rounds. Each round will follow this general format:
I'm a poseur|
I don't take photographs, I take pretty pictures
I don't write poetry, I doodle with words
I don't do photomanipulations, I fiddle with filters
I'm a poseur (not to be confused with Poser )
And I'm okay with that
If you're okay with that, come on in and enjoy
Current Residence: The Dark Side of the Moon
Favourite genre of music: 70's Bubblegum pop
Favourite photographer: My oldest son
MP3 player of choice: Anything but IPod
Personal Quote: second star to the right and straight on til morning...