Saturday, November 6, 2010

Autumn mood

For Shadow Shot Sunday:


child's fingers
trace on grandma's hands
the liver spots of aging

Haiku from ahapoetry.com  A Dictionary of Haiku by Jane Reichhold, AUTUMN Moods, accepting aging

37 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Oh what a delicious post.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Perfection in one shot and few words!
I have a soft spot (soon it will be liver spots ? LOL) for an Autumn coloured leaf .. that was beautiful !
Joy : )

Sylvia K said...

Perfection is the word and beauty is the picture with the perfect words. Exquisite capture! Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend, Diane!

Sylvia

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Your haiku is inspiring and so well crafted, melding perfect with the photo. Well done.

Diane AZ said...

Joan, so glad you like the haiku! I'm not the poet, it's from Jane Reichhold's Aha Poetry website.

Barb said...

The photo illustrates the haiku brilliantly!

Ralph said...

I suppose that I haven’t considered foliage in the desert of Pima County. Yet here is one, its golden hue sitting on a shapely leaf. The shadow that results is wonderful and so nicely detailed...

Lindy MacDuff said...

Might that be an aspen leaf? The beautiful gold of autumn.

Diane AZ said...

Hi Lindy, although it does look like an aspen leaf, it's from a cottonwood tree.

EG Wow said...

Lovely shot and beautiful haiku!

Tracy said...

Wow, nice! You found the perfect verse to go with the photo and vice versa!

DoanLegacy said...

Love the photo with so much texture, and the wonderful haiku.

Magpie said...

Love both the words and the photo. I'll be back for more.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shadow shot!

Elephant Ears' Shadows

betchai said...

what a very beautiful contrast Diane.

Catherine said...

gorgeous autumnal shot - perfect for the season!!

Hey Harriet said...

Gold! Autumn gold! That's a lovely photo. And a nice haiku you chose to accompany it :)

Hope you have a fab week!

Ayie said...

it's a good shot with or without words

desertsandbeyond said...

Excellent photo and yes, I have those spots on my hands! We were over your way this weekend...Oatman, Kingman, Flagstaff!

Boonie S said...

Great shadow shot.

Have a nice day, Boonie

LauraX said...

oh I love this image and the haiku too...perfect combination:)

***Icy BC said...

Beautiful haiku, with such an interesting photo..

Dani said...

very nice post.

Thank you!

Donna, Finland said...

Elegance in autumn!

Allison said...

Age spots are proof you are real, Diane. There is nothing more beautiful than the age-worn hand of someone you love. :)

Heidi said...

Perfect in every way...

rainfield61 said...

Have a good day.

I have just come back from a holiday.

Kitty said...

the textures there are fabulous! love your masthead picture too!

Stephanie said...

liver spot... got that! ha ha... that's a good one.

Annie said...

What a tender image. I remember doing this as a child. What a memory. It is like a warm hug.

Amin said...

Hello!Beautiful blog!

Pete said...

great photo.
enjoy the week

Torsdag 1952 said...

Yes, shadows are getting longer in the north, I don't konw how autumn is in the desert.

Hartmut

Loree said...

Beautiful haiku and a great photo. The leaf looks like a speck of gold on the desert floor.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The shadow hunters
implore, “Give us light, give us
eyes to see—and more!”


SSS: Antlers

Luzia said...

What a wonderfull composition! Hugs from Luzia.

Self Sagacity said...

Interesting haiku, it must have been a very sweet moment.