Friday, January 7, 2011

Simplicity



dormancy pervades
gray coated simplicity
Winter pond’s secret


This is for "Weekword", a weekly blogging challenge that I discovered on Mary's blog. The Haiku was inspired by hers. She went into a wonderfully in depth discussion of how difficult it is to attain simplicity. My photo probably doesn't seem simple, but for me, it represents the simple peacefulness I felt while taking it. That day at the arboretum, it was so quiet that it seemed like even the turtles were hibernating; like earlier that morning they squinted a sleepy eye at the gray clouded sky and said, "Yup, today is a good day to go back to bed." In contrast, below is complexity in winter colors.



Winter’s veneer hue
cloaks complexity within
strives for clarity


You can find many other blog posts on "Simplicity" by clicking on "Weekword" above.

10 comments:

Joye Schwartz said...

Love the serene photo of the blue lily pad with pink!

bluerose said...

Thankyou Joye!

Maria Wheeler, Simply Cool Stuff said...

This photo is SO cool the blue lends it such a mysterious, yet peaceful feeling; makes you want to gaze at it all day. Thanks for the 'Simple' image; it is lovely!

Domestic Scribbles said...

"Cloaks complexity" is such an awesome phrase, particularly with your beautiful photos!

Continuing to strive for clarity amidst the complexity of the day to day...

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very peaceful and serene. Serenity does make me feel like for that moment anyway, I am leading a simpler life. Very pretty images, I like them both. Cool Haiku, too!!!

Diana said...

I can imagine the peace and simplicity you felt while taking this photo. Lovely.

bluerose said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments. I'm looking forward to next week's weekword.

Christine E-E said...

oh... the photos are stunning. I'm still learning to use my camera... so seeing creative examples of photos drives my blog searching! so glad you joined us!
WEEKWORD gets pretty addicting! sometimes I struggle with posting, but I can't seem to let go of the "creative draw" of a single word.

cath c said...

just lovely.

junebug said...

Love the photos. I would to view them curled up with a cup of tea and thinking of nothing. Simply perfect. :-)