“Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.”
— Laini Taylor
I live in Fort Collins, Colorado. The home of New Belgium Brewery and the Tour de Fat. This annual event is now repeated in other cities throughout the U.S., but it is thoroughly embraced in the city of its origin. Ten thousand cyclists dress in their favorite costumes, dress up their bikes, or make crazy adaptations to their bikes. Many create themes and show up in groups as in this shot. They parade through the streets of Downtown Fort Collins before ending their ride and enjoying live music and New Belgium Beer. Ours is a cycling town with bike paths and bike lanes throughout the city. So Forward it is and as they say: “It’s not over until what?!”
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“If, amidst the turmoil, you can find just one moment of peace in each day, then your whole life will become more joyful. Like the water in a lake, when your mind is calm, you can see the depths below.”
— Ed and Deb Shapiro
I woke up this morning thinking: I could use a little Haiku community today. I miss it. Then, I thought: Well, then do something about it!
As a fan of A Clown on Fire, I participated in a weekly poetry-fest for several months. I even hosted a Haiku Sunday on Le Clown’s site. It was fun and crazy and I loved every minute of it, but sadly, it ended. My friend, The Cheeky Diva also hosts a great Haiku-fest on Thursdays, but it’s hard for me to participate since I’m in the office all day, but do check out her site…
I’d like to start a Sunday Haiku – kind-of an easy, relaxing place to spark creativity and community. No pressure to be clever, just write what comes to mind first. I like to count on my fingers – 5, 7, 5.
So, are you interested in giving it a try?
Here’s a photo to get us started:
Whatcha doin this mornin’?
Prickly pear platform.
This shot requires an explanation. This morning, Peter and I did the 3 1/2 hour drive back home from Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It snowed a LOT while were were there for our annual ski fest in the mountains and it was a great adventure. We both felt like we skied better than we ever have in deep powder, bumps, steeps and low visibility conditions. Our drive today coincided with the reappearance of the sun. This was our view of the mountains as we neared Cameron Pass at 10,276 feet. You’re seeing the effect of the wind as it blows a snow-kiss!
Did I stray too far for this challenge? Or was it just wacky enough to make you smile?
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