The Lighter Side of JzB

Here you will find photos, poetry, and possibly some light-hearted foolishness. For the Heavier Side
of JzB
see my other blog,
Retirement Blues. (There be dragons!)

I claim copyright and reserve all rights for my original material of every type and genre.

Every day visits*
From Moose, Goose, and Orb Weaver
All seized by Haiku

"Why moose and goose?" you may ask. Back on 2/04/13 Pirate wrote a haiku with an elk in it, and I responded with
one with a moose and then included him every day. A few days later in comments Mystic asked "Where's the goose?"
So I started including her with this post on 2/07. A week later on the 14th, Mark Readfern
asked for and received a spider. The rest is history.

*Well, most days, anyway. Grant me a bit of poetic license.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday

There is not a lot of Yellow in S.E. Michigan this time of year.  I lifted this photo from the archives.

Granddaughter Rebekka and I made a gingerbread house at her school a couple of years ago.  Ours is second from the left.

Follow the gum drops
On the red licorice trail
To our ginger house


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Haiku Heights - prompt 32 - Mirage

You think you see it
But you can't get close.  How can
You reach that far place?

Not an illusion -
A stolen peek into an
Other universe.

A freak wormhole that
Gives a view to somewhere else.
How can we escape?

What is this image?
A hidden doorway opens.
Who will enter here?


Shadow Shot Sunday - 2/27

Sun follows snowfall:
Long shadows, cold light on
A winter's morning


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Six Word Saturday

Keen, wow, tasty - good for you.

We just discovered Quinoa (pronounced keenwah) a South American plant with grain-like seeds.  It has a delicate flavor, with a nut-like overtone that isn't too bland, and it seems pretty versatile.  It's high in both protein and fiber.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sensational Haiku Wednesday - Elation



Find the perfect love:
ELATION! Closest thing to
Heaven here on earth.


I've been invited
To work on a great project:
Blogging has paid off!

Regarding the project - I might get a few pennies or even a dollar out of it, but "paid off" really has nothing to do with money.

Sorry to be enigmatic, but I'm not prepared to say more than that for the time being.

But this is an exciting opportunity, and I'm definitely ELATED!

Join the fun!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday - 2/20 - Sunday Music Blogging

What creature leaves such
Clustered prints - and how?  It must

Somebunnybody's kids displaying outrageous Cutitude on YouTube


Six Word Saturday

Put some love into the world.

(Hat tip goes to  Cate - sure.)

(You can still call her Cate.)

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Haiku Heights - Prompt #30 - Impression

Beach at Heist by Georges Lemmen (1865–1916) is in the Public Domain

An impression of
Sand, water in slanting light
Do you get the point?

Sensational Haiku Wednesday - Freestyle


The Theme is no Theme;
The subject is no subject;
What to write about?

The Theme: any Theme.
The Subject: any Subject.
Write on Anything.

Winter discontent:
Snow, bleak gloom and Icy wind.
I need me some Spring!

Melt away now snow,
Bare the contours of the earth;
Bring forth Daffodils!

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Mellow Yellow Valentine's Monday

A Valentine treat:
Lovely to look at, think on,
And better to eat

Sign from Em's party, Cookie by Samantha (the good looking one in the right side bar pic.)

I got to play this song on Saturday.



Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Six Word Saturday

I have a terrible head cold.

And I have to play tonight.

Drat! The show must go on.

Valentine's Day dinner and dance party.

Well - at least they're feeding me.

And my date - the Lovely Wife.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Tea Party

Granddaughter Emily invited me as her special guest to the Valentine's tea (which was actually punch and cookies) at her preschool.  We had enormous fun.

What could be sweeter
Than a proper Tea Party
With my Emily!

The Syncopating Skeeters play WHEN I TAKE MY SUGAR TO TEA

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sensational Haiku Wednesday - Habits


Things you do without
Thinking.  Bad ones are easy;
Good ones - Oh, so hard!

Gandolf kept going
Back to the shire.  Of course - it
Was force of Hobbit.

You're accustomed to 
A face, a tune, a smile, a 
Frown - Second Nature.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday

Yellow is where you
Find it.  Sometimes you can find
It in your kitchen.

Putting things away after a recent lunch, I noticed the opportunity for this yummy yellow tableau.



Sunday, February 6, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday - 2/06 - Sunday Music Blogging

Last week, in comments to my pic, Rinkly Rimes offered this.
I hope we soon see the footprints of good friends coming toward your door!

Watch out, you might get what you're after.

Who comes calling at
My door - could it be my good
Friend - the Big Bad Wolf?