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!)

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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.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Carpe Diem #265, Eagle's Flight

We actually saw an eagle over black lake on our recent vacation.  The nest is somewhere on the south shore, and we were on the south west shore where the lake is widest.  Early one evening it came soaring out over the water.  It looked and moved so different from the water birds we had been seeing, and made quite a striking image in the low sun's steep rays.  Then it looped around and headed for home, before I had a chance to pick up my camera.

white head and tail
dark wings shredding the blue sky
an eagle soars

Carpe Diem #265 


  A propos of nothing, here is a video from a performance I was a part of over the week end.  I'm out of sight, behind the trumpets. 

I LOVE Diane's singing.



  1. Agree with MMT.... shredding the blue sky is perfect! I love this poem! And the video is tops!

  2. "Wings shredding the sky" vivid and wonderful. I wish the sound on video worked for me. It has a mind of its own. Thank you for your comments on my haiku! I've been slow this week in reading and in following up. Know how appreciated your visits are.

  3. Yes great image and thanks for sharing the sighting with us.

  4. Wings shredding the sky ... that's a wonderful line JzB. Nice haiku.


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