Through the Lens of Life and Haiku

Through the lens I view life more attentively now as well with writing haiku. Both simplify visuals and written expression for me.

Cape Ann granite rock with water reflection in  black and white at My Memory Art link

Rocky Neck MA ~ part of Cape Ann MA ~ for Water World Wed.  and Wordless Wed, photo life link


  harbor waiting sail
time at rest before journey
ocean bound with joy.

~ © carol l mckenna

Last of the Birthday Orchids for images by link

'Wabi-Sabi' ~ Japanese concept of beauty in both the blooming and wilting flower
 for Rurality Thursday blog hop link 

Cape Ann MA lobsterman pulling his 'pots' for 'P' for Alphabe Thursday link

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QUOTE FOR THE DAY: ' We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and we think it is forever.' ~ Carl Sagan


  1. It's been awhile since I visited Cape Ann. After seeing your photos I'm going to make it a point to visit there soon.

  2. I appreciate that you do view life in that way! What kind of flowers are they? (the wilting and fresh bloom) top shot is fabulous with such texture! the last orchid- stunning!

  3. Wonderful photography and haiku.

  4. Beautiful in words and pictures.

  5. I'm a lover of reflections - so your black and white made me happy! I really like that Japanese thought/quote/word (don't know which it is!) that there is beauty in both the blooming and wilting flowers. I think that's one of the things that I like most about this time of year - it's such a wonderful combination of the natural world's many stages.... And, when we were in Maine a couple of weeks ago I went out on a boat with our host as he pulled in his lobster pots - a whole new experience for me!!

  6. Your world is so lovely! Every picture and every word so full of joy. The reflections in the stone look like a precious Oriental screen print.

  7. Love the water pictures, especially the lobster boats!

  8. Amazing photos and wonderful haiku. (I'm Japanese but I've never been very good at writing haiku, either in Japanese or English!) Cape Ann looks like a beautiful place.

  9. Lovely lyrical haiku and beautiful photos. I especially love the reflections you captured.

    Blessings & Aloha!
    And thank you so very, very much for stopping by and for your kind comments!

  10. What a lovely post! As always I love your poem.

  11. Both harbor and haiku are beautiful!

    Thank for your your kind words of condolence --they were greatly appreciated!

  12. I wish I could create a Haiku . You make it look so easy

  13. Lovely photos and beautiful haiku. I love the shot of the man taking in his lobsters from the trap!

  14. Enjoyed your photos and quotes.
    Here is one that I don't know where it came from
    ... Everyone has butterfiles in the stomach, the trick is getting them to fly in formation.

  15. I always love the glimpse of your coastal world. The rock and reflection is perfect!

  16. Orchids are my favourite flower - I will nearly always have them in the house, it keeps me connected to Asia, but today I think my favourite is the wabi - sabi because of the sentiments of the blooming and the wilting - Beautiful. Is that a hibiscus flower?

    1. I don't know what the name of the flower is ~ anyone?

  17. The image of the lobsterman and today's haiku will stay with me - beautiful.

  18. Another nice series, and I learned a new term today - Wabi-Sabi - so thank you for that! I love seeing all this water and particularly like the granite rock with water reflection.

    ~Lindy - My Rural Blog Hop

  19. We have wilting/blooming flower combos here too. So glad Fall eases in to give us time to adjust. :)

  20. Pretty images and lovely haiku, Carol!

  21. Lovely shots
    and even though
    there were lobster pots

    the PUP at the bottom is who always makes me smile the most :)

  22. Love that flower that's as big as a Frisbie♫♪ Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  23. There is something with boats that photos looks beautiful. I always admire your water shots ^_^

    Thank you for joining Water World Wednesday

  24. You always provide really cool photographs...

    The lobsterman pulling his pots is a perfect caption for the letter "P"...

    Thanks for linking!



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