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The lone tree


The lone tree

On the Waseley Hills in the north of Worcestershire unexpectedly blue sky in January.



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Another nice picture Sticki.

22 Jan, 2012

 

a lovely photo Sticki..

22 Jan, 2012

 

Yes a lovely picture and good composition :)

22 Jan, 2012

 

for the last few weeks I have been trying to get this photo of a lone tree before it starts to 'bud up' but its impossible to park safely to get the shot. Today however being a cold Sunday the roads were quiet so I rushed a quick op to 'park n snap'. Magic to see the framework of these mature trees. Good shot Sticki, adding my lone tree shortly, actually its right next to a house so not so lone ;-)

22 Jan, 2012

 

thank you everyone.

i cant resist trees in this situation ~ i just love them and have to take the shot. a bonus if there is an interesting sky behind. stormy sky might look better.

i will look forward to seeing your not-so-lone tree bampy.

22 Jan, 2012

 

Feel a Cinquain in the making Sticki.

22 Jan, 2012

 

great pimpernel ~ cinquain away!!!

22 Jan, 2012

 

Lovely atmospheric shot, Sticki!

22 Jan, 2012

 

thanks sheila, btw have you tried cinquains?

22 Jan, 2012

 

.......................Stand.
At ease.
My toes loose.
Head, proud and high.
Stand.

22 Jan, 2012

 

I thought I should

22 Jan, 2012

 

very good ~ so 5 lines, in a 1, 2, 3, 4, 1 pattern??

22 Jan, 2012

 

that's it.

22 Jan, 2012

 

A real Moody Blues picture, lovely a tribute to your photography;0)

22 Jan, 2012

 

oh thanks pansy!!

hmmm pimpernel thats more complicated than before ~ have to think about that one.

22 Jan, 2012

 

Makes me think of Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre!

23 Jan, 2012

 

it is quite high but not so bleak!!! if you looked over the ridge of the hill you could see birmingham spread out.

loved jane eyre.

23 Jan, 2012

 

getting rather clever with the camera me ole love, great shot

23 Jan, 2012

 

thanks yorks, i take lots and just hope for the best!!

23 Jan, 2012

 

same here.

23 Jan, 2012

 

;-))

23 Jan, 2012

 

Here is my attempt at a cinquain:

Lone
Grounded
Stands in time
Beauty in strength
Sure

24 Jan, 2012

 

have you got the 1,2,3,4,1 right?

There should be 11 words in total

24 Jan, 2012

 

oh ok, thought it was syllables.
words will make it easier.
thanks

24 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

It made me snuggle deeper into my cardi !!

24 Jan, 2012

 

wasnt too cold, honestly! just a bit windy.

24 Jan, 2012

 

Oh good - now I know what a cinquaine is . . . trying to think of one should help me get to sleep tonight, lol!

24 Jan, 2012

 

thats what i was doing sheila but i think it kept me awake!!

24 Jan, 2012

 

:((

24 Jan, 2012

 

Does my insomnia no good either...Sheila will be doing Haiku's before she knows what has happened Sticki.

24 Jan, 2012

 

i have no doubt whatsoever that sheila will be very good at haiku and cinquaine.

i really like them.

24 Jan, 2012

 

Actually from Sheila's previous posts, I know she likes poetry Sticki...

24 Jan, 2012

 

sheila is quite a wordsmith! is that the right word?

24 Jan, 2012

 

'Tis

24 Jan, 2012

 

Great shot.......

24 Jan, 2012

 

Thank you DD

24 Jan, 2012

 

Just looked up Cinquaine......I really fancy having a go at this, my type of thing. love poetry, so many different ones I feel it could be addictive though.

24 Jan, 2012

 

Oooh, I heard that Sticki and Pimpernel . . . lucky you were being complimentary! Yes, I do love words, and SOME poetry. I'm confused by Haiku though. In a lovely book "A Haiku Garden" it says that Haiku have three lines of five, seven and five syllables; but then goes on to quote Basho (who is thought of as the greatest Haiku exponent) with

The moon speeds on -
the treetops
still holding rain

Maybe something is lost in translation from the Japanese?!

25 Jan, 2012

 

i think pimpernel said some of the haiku are different in english ~ different rules!!

have a go DD

it would only ever be complimentary sheila, you are a clever lady.

25 Jan, 2012

 

The problem with translating Japanese to English is that the Japanese language has less sylables than the English language..So the interpreter has to be very skilled or the Haiku is lost..

That is why the Americans would like English language Haiku's to have less sylables.

25 Jan, 2012

 

sheila is highly skilled ~ she will manage it.

25 Jan, 2012

 

I'm blushing now - that's pressure! If inspiration should strike, I'll let you know . . . but I think Pimpernel knows much more about it than I do. :))

25 Jan, 2012

 

Photo being posted that Sticki inspired

25 Jan, 2012

 

have a go sheila then i will have a go too, going out this evening so will think later!!!

thanks pimpenel

25 Jan, 2012

 

OK, my midnight effort. Am I allowed a title? If so, "Under the Cherry Tree" (but I don't think Haiku have titles).

Bittersweet blossom blew down
Like white confetti -
She returned his ring, and wept

26 Jan, 2012

 

thats great sheila, a whole story in a haiku!!!

26 Jan, 2012

 

:)) Your turn now!

26 Jan, 2012

 

Ha..I was just going to say exactly the same thing Sticki..Word for word..

You shameless romantic Sheila ;0))

26 Jan, 2012

 

now that was my next comment pimpernel ~ does that tell us your secret sheila? romantic at heart?

whatever i put now you might dissect it and psychoanalyse it!

26 Jan, 2012

 

so what are the rules? is it done on word count or syllables?

26 Jan, 2012

 

Syllables this time: 7, 5, 7 - go for it!

Lol, Pimpernel: bet you're a romantic too?!

26 Jan, 2012

 

i agree sheila i think he is!!

26 Jan, 2012

 

Drifting, dream-like silvered clouds
Painted blue silk sky
Roots give life, roots hold secure

26 Jan, 2012

 

Romantic...Mee! Pah. Sitll on your pic..

This is where I stand

Day on day, day in, day out

Oh to be a cloud

26 Jan, 2012

 

Like that one pimpernel

26 Jan, 2012

 

I missed an O in "too be a cloud"

Sheila is a natural in poetry corner..

26 Jan, 2012

 

Yes that's true.

26 Jan, 2012

 

Lovely pic Sticki :o)

27 Jan, 2012

 

Lovely pic. Trees are so impressive against a sky backdrop.

27 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks TT, and homebird, i find them fascinating and irresistible for my camera!!

27 Jan, 2012

 

That's a lovely photo!

28 Jan, 2012

 

Great photo Stickytoffee..;o))

9 Feb, 2012

 

thanks mushy, just looking at it again, i think the tree wants pruning a little ~ be better with more light through the branches???

9 Feb, 2012



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