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, October 31, 2011

Mellow Yellow Halloween Monday

An Autumn greeter
From the pumpkin patch says, "Hi." 
To trick-or-treaters

Here's granddaughter Em as a zebra at her kindergarten Halloween parade


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

Autumn morning sun
Melts frost and casts long shadows:
Winter is coming.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sensational Haiku Wednesday - Scare


Icy fingers on
Your spine, hair stands on endHeart 
beats a bit faster.

Join the fun!

L.A. Times Crossword Blogging

Cross posted at The Corner.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 James Sajdak 

Theme: ROUND AND ROUND WE GO.   Each of four theme entries - two of them grid-spanning - ends in a word signifying some type of revolution or rotation. 

17. Latitude between the South Frigid Zone and South Temperate Zone : ANTARCTIC CIRCLE.   It's around the South Pole.

27. Tried something out : GAVE IT A WHIRL.  Origin uncertain: perhaps related to taking a chance at a roulette wheel, or trying your hand at a whirlygig toy.

 48. Test-drove, with "in" : WENT FOR A SPIN.  Took a short drive in that sexy new car.  Could this be from going ROUND the block?

63. Macroeconomic theory to explain inflation : WAGE PRICE SPIRAL.  Remember cost of living adjustments from back in the 70's?  Prices went up, wages went up, rinse, repeat.  Not now, though.  Wages are stagnant.

Hi gang.  JazzBumpa here with a fine entry from James Sajdak, involving circular reasoning and a bit of misdirection, some of which is musical .  Let's play around with it.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday

Firefighter's Monument at the Novi, MI Civic Center

Brave men, rescuers
Risk life and limb saving our
Lives and property


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Six Word Saturday

Playing for a gala celebration tonight:

50th Anniversary of Schoolcraft Community College.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

Took this photo yesterday with my camera phone on a residential street in Toledo, Ohio.

Trees changing their garb
From Summer's placid green to
Autumn's bronze and gold.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sensational Haiku Wednesday - Rare


Not overdone - beef
Cooked to a fine shade of pink;
Not so good for pork!

Join the fun!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday

On our way north Saturday, we stopped at Uncle John's Orchard and Cider Mill, near St. John's MI.  They also have donuts, a bakery, a winery, and lots of activities for kids.  It was a beautiful fall day, and the place was packed.

Michigan Autumn
A fine time for children to
Bounce with Iron Man.

Here, at no extra charge, is a view of the orchard.


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday - Michigan Colors


I took this through-the-windshield picture yesterday, headed northwest on Rt. 115 between Clare and Cadillac.  (The Lovely Wife was driving at the time.)  As you can see, the colors were magnificent.

Slanting Autumn Sun
Shows us Nature's Treasures:  There's
Gold in them thar trees!