Science lesson for today…ants at work

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1. walking along on my subject search…a team of ants moving an item
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2. an unidentified object that was obviously important
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3. something blocking the way
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4. over or under?
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5. get er’ up above
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6. (center of photo) a major hurdle
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7. upsy daisy
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8. let’s go under this leaf
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9.  whew!  good job so far
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10. here’s the tricky part of the job
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11. down under the long green leaf, near the flower
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12. out of sight alongside the stone

Tile Art

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Here are some pictures that just tugged at me to create while walking through my entry.  They are twelve-inch natural stone tiles.   I never noticed the (featured photo) before, but once the face popped out at me…at least three faces in fact…I knew they were perfect for Cee’s Odd Ball Photo challenge.     The eye just seems to adjust for the scene.

These shots remind me of mountain and desert terrain, the color scheme of the Southwest.      What wonders do YOU see here, boys and girls?   I’d love to hear….

(all photos © Sometimes, 2017)

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Ode to a yellow roof, L’Eco

I like to try out new forms of poetry.  A few months ago there was a post by Georgia Bastet, describing a poetic form that she had invented.  Called L’Eco.   There are four stanzas, with a 3-5-4-6-6-3 word count (words, not syllables)… the first and last line in each stanza are the same, plus there is a summary statement in brackets.  The poem was based on a painting by Vincent Van Gogh, in 1889.  I found the poetry form quite challenging, and for a long time I was confused about the structure, so I did not complete my version of L’Eco until recently.    (This image is available through the common domain.)

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Green Wheat Field with  Cypress, Vincent Van Gogh 1889.

A YELLOW ROOF

A yellow roof?
what better chosen color,
an architect’s poetic natural rhythm,
so perfectly Man’s vision of nature
blends rainbow hue of sun-tinted fields…
a yellow roof!

O golden wheat!
staple of life grows joyfully
cycles stand in waiting
green hints at gold at harvest
future fills the miller’s soul with vision
O golden wheat!

Cypress framed landscape…
the hedgerow a hundred greens.
A manor house prevails
overseeing the fruits of the labor
perhaps from within the shade–
Cypress framed landscape!

Pastoral mystic scene…
are those flowers we see?
perhaps daisies…Queen Anne’s Lace?
The eye is the ultimate beholder
beyond the stalks of heading wheat…
Pastoral mystic scene!

An Artist paints Nature into Art:
wheat of gold
cypress frames view
farm land picturesque
A yellow roof!

© Sometimes, 2016

A trio of Shadorma poems of Trees

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From my Tree Garden, ©Sometimes,2015

Old Elm tree
American Elm
once a pest…
limbs too much shade,
extinction well on its way
lives in memories

tree farm grows
crop of sad seedlings?
Not at all…
consider
chance of life or none at all.
A purpose, not waste.

Of all gifts
nature has for us
best of all
may be trees
Trees serve us well all our days
from crib to coffin.

©Sometimes,2015

(Written for Shadorma Challenge)