Artists, Poets,Photographers Sunday

This photo caught my eye at local library on Cape Ann MA ~ Manchester Public Library for Sunny Simple Sundays and Weekly Top Shot

Welcome to our Creative Harbor where we are usually (when holiday pause is not happening) creating brush painting, haiku and photography. Although 'pausing' is a simple way to slow down and tune into the fleeting moment, to appreciate what is right in front of oneself. It is the ability to respond to the 'now'.
Whether creating photos, sketches or poetry or any creative expression, it provides me with the moments to 'attend to' the present. It helps me to slow down and breathe more deeply and listen to my soul and what it is telling me. Hope you have had time to 'pause' and enjoy creating and sharing with family and friends and will continue to do so through the end of the year and the New Year to come.

Haiga (haiku and photo) for Sunday Sketches

Haiku for Cape Diem Haiku ~ prompt 'ancient'

Sacred Circle ~ created with large rocks ~ Back Yard backs up to major Conservation Park on Cape Ann MA
for Post Cards from Paradise

We are sharing with these creative bloggers today:

sunday sketches
post cards from paradise
carpe diem haiku

sunny simple life
weekly top shot

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.

Hugs and namaste,


We love to have you post your comments, thoughts or questions to delight us all in the day ~ especially, ArtMuse Dog ^_^

QUOTE FOR THE DAY: 'Whenever the word 'responsibility' comes up, always think of it as 'response ability.' ~ Derek Lin ~ THE TAO OF JOY


  1. Beautiful! I love the sketch with the haiku :)

    Happy new year!

  2. Beautiful photographs and I love your haiku and sketch combination, just lovely... I think time to pause is important, it helps bring things into perspective sometimes. Thank you for your thought provoking thoughts...

  3. the circle of rocks fosters the image of buffaloes resting.
    I'm curious about its being a sacred spot. So, it's in your back yard? nice!

  4. beautiful Haiku and a beautiful reflection circle,thats amazing!

  5. I like the ever evolving aspect of the road! Nice. Also, I love how you frame your poems and print in various fonts etc,, Very curious how you are creating such a wonderfully creative variety of images!! So artistic.

  6. I love that snowy reflection circle in the garden. Beautiful.


    Deb @ Homespun

    May it bring us all something wonderful ( Or something to cling to as we all go off the fiscal cliff, lol! :)

  8. What beautiful big windows at the library there. And the haiku goes perfectly with the Reflection Circle. Have a wonderful Sunday. Soon to start an amazing new year!! :)

  9. Beautiful sacred circle, Carol. We also have some deer here in our mountains, magical, yes.
    The Beatles' "long and winding road" came to my mind reading your haiku; trail... path...road, very evocative.

  10. ever evolving -- i love that idea. happy new year! ^^

  11. Beautiful pictures
    And words.

  12. love the idea of a sacred reflection circle. You live in a beautiful place and on a nature park too. Thanks for sharing such a lovely place.

  13. Wonderful captures Carol ... and now I must Google Haiku to see what it means ... I never hear the word used down here.

  14. Time to pause on the road
    that forms in the horizon
    take in the moment,
    breathe in and move on...that is so full of peace and serenity...
    I really felt great reading your post.
    Thank you, Carol and all the very best for the coming year!

  15. I love your haikus- Happy New Year to you and yours!

  16. Lovely circle of rocks...brings back memories of our good ole camping days.

  17. Beautiful photos. Love your garden.

  18. Hi. Beautiful reflection circle photo! Your Haiku is very cool.
    Wishing you a happy new year.

  19. I like the idea of "pausing". Yes, I think I'd like to pause with that cute little pup. What a cutie.

  20. fabulous post on such a 'lofty hill' gives you bottomless well of inspiration....the light in the photo is great - I see what you mean when you say, 'It may be grey and brown outside, but there is always the light'....words to live by...thanx for everything, Carol...

  21. Love your winter photos. Best wishes for a joyous, peace-filled and creative New Year!

  22. Such wonderful winter scenes and images!! Wishing you and yours all the best in the up and coming new year!

  23. That wreath framed by the sash windows is beautiful... Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #63!

  24. That quote is wonderful! Love the photo of the Sacred Circle. Lovely work!


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