humor, photography

Columns Still Vertical

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The roof they supported is long gone, but many of this Greek temple’s columns have not noticed.

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The images were scanned in 2018 from slides taken at Paestum in 1977, with pushed Ektachrome film in a Canon SLR with a 50 mm lens.  The slides were in remarkably good condition when Indiana Jones unearthed them.

The temple is even more ancient than the slides.

 

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haiku, history, photography

Paestum Haiku

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Big ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #143

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Paestum #1
|Big limestone columns
|sang silent hymns to honor
|sleazy pagan gods.

Paestum #2
|Old Greek thoughts and deeds
|built bigger things than temples.
|Like democracy.

haiku, photography

Sparkle Of Joy, From Water

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Carpe Diem’s Sparkle Of Joy …
introduction and first “task”

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Sound of Sunlight
|Rushing waters bring
|joy to those who hear them sing
|and see them sparkle.

Happy Heraclitus
|Life flows and splashes.
|No things are permanent and
|all things are precious.

flowers, haiku, photography

Lavender and the Flag

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Flags or Banners

Late May in my part of the USA is a time for blooming rhododendrons and several days of observing Memorial Day in various ways.  On 2018-05-30, I found good conditions and a good angle for a composition with my new flag and old rhododendron.  Tho not a color many would choose for a flag, lavender goes well with red, white, and blue for Memorial Day.

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Memorial Colors
|Lavender salutes
|red, white, and blue of our flag.
|Pride and gratitude.

flowers, humor, photography

Unlikely Blooming

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Unlikely | The Daily Post

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The Pink Rebel is my Xmas cactus (or Thanksgiving cactus, if U want to draw the distinction).  It earned its nickname by blooming when it damn well pleases, with no special treatment from me.  I keep the soil moist all year, with a little diluted fertilizer in the water.  The plant gets as much light as my window will give it, with no enforced darkness or coolness.  Experts say a Xmas or Thanksgiving cactus so treated is unlikely to bloom at all, let alone during the daffodil season.  But unlikely things do sometimes happen.  Don’t bet on when or where.

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Unlikely Life | Word Porn Quote

haiku, humor, photography

Lines Plan Their Day

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«Let’s twist and ripple across the computer screen in an exuberant pseudorandom dance that won’t repeat for centuries.»

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«Maybe tomorrow.  Still sore from yesterday.
I pulled red line duty and people stepped on me as they crossed.»

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«Hmmm.  Let’s just mark a few straight edges
of flat surfaces in the real world
until U feel better.»
«I’m up for that if we keep the angles simple.»

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Images #1 and #2 in my response to

Lines | The Daily Post

were selected and cropped from bursts of photos while running the Mystify screen saver.  Image #3 is a photo of an architectural detail, edited to compensate for my inability to compose precisely w/o a viewfinder.  (Glad I eventually replaced the old camera by one with both a screen and a viewfinder.)  Here is a haiku about the kind of silliness exemplified by the dialog in my response:

What the World Needs
|More silliness from
|those who know they are silly;
|less from the others.