Photographers, Poets and Artists Monday

Holiday Macro

Tis the start of the final week before the Christmas Holiday. Food to shop for and presents to wrap and art shows to help with and attend. Wondering what you all are doing these days leading up to the holiday?

'Prompt word ~ mandarin duck' for Carpe Diem Haiku

Have written haiku, yet, these prompts somehow seem out of 'season'. Loving the holiday lights in the window and the Christmas tree, I would rather be writing about that, I think. Have done so ~ so they may show up later in the week.

Rainy Day in MA ~ Light Reflecting on the Window, cheering me.

Most recent event has been the publication of my haiku book which may be purchased by clicking on the upper right hand corner side bar. Though it is 'self published', meaning I did all the work except for the printing and binding, Blurb's final product is quite professional looking. Hope you will check it out.

We are sharing today with:

macro monday
carpe diem haiku
creative every day
 love my 
online friends 

Wishing you a peaceful and loving week.

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: 'Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.'~ Judy Garland


  1. I love the angel on top of the tree
    she looks very much like the angel I have

  2. An angel is watching us ^_^ Thanks for sharing the second photo the light looks like in a form of an angel too ^_^


  3. you have a wonderful decoration for the window Carol ...

  4. I love the rain drop reflections. Have a lovely day!

  5. All the pics looks great and i esp love the angel and your muse dog. Followinf back from the blog hop. :)

  6. Your photos are so evocative of the holiday season, Carol. Warm lights, either from the tree or reflected on a rainy scene through the window makes me feel grateful to have a home to retreat in. Pace yourself this week--sounds busy. Grains vs mandarin duck made me smile.

  7. Congrats on the haiku book! How exciting! I really need to get on my shopping. Still have gifts to buy!

  8. Lovely post Carol as always a joy to read and look at. Thank you for your nice haiku on 'Mandarin Ducks', brought a smile on my face.

  9. That is a nice angel! I have a seasonal haiku for you,

    Twinkling lights are on
    Moon shining ever so bright
    No competition


  10. I like your rainy photograph. Well captured moment and colours. Thank you for sharing your thoughts as well. Have a lovely week!

  11. Inspiring, as always. Your tree is lovely.

  12. Wonderful display and the Mandarin duck haiku was inspiring. No cascade from me today ;-)

  13. Love seeing your creative endeavors....that rainy day image is just beautiful!

  14. I am working right up to Christmas, Carol, but then thankfully have 10 days off. Back to work again int he New Year!
    Season's Greetings to you and yours.

  15. Such lovely, warm images, perfect for the season. Wishing you Happy Holidays.

  16. I have to agree with Judy Garland, and love your angel.

  17. Great direction with your Haiku and lovely photos, Carol!
    Playful Mandarins

  18. Enjoyed haiku and the other posts...

    Best Holiday wishes ☺

  19. Beautiful tree and adorable pup!! Merry Christmas! It's coming soon. :)
    Following now too! Thank you for your comment!

  20. fantastic photo of reflections and rain! and love your take on the ducks......


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