Saturday, August 7, 2010

Simple Summer Joy: a blog give-away

My blog friend Tammy Lee of The Blogging Bradleys has a way of pairing beautiful photos with haiku, like in this post.  Here's my homage to Tammy:

Clara and her friends
Flying so high in the air
Simple summer joy

I'd love to see what you do with this concept. So, I'm sponsoring a blog give-away.  Between now and next Sunday, August 22 at 10:00 p.m. California time, post a picture to your blog with an accompanying haiku, leave a comment on this post with a link to your post, and I'll enter your name into a random drawing.  A haiku, if you don't know, is a three line poem.  The first line has five  syllables; the second line has seven syllables and the third line has five syllables.  Have fun!

21 comments:

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

what a great idea (5)
i love to create haikus (7)
can not wait to start (5)

LOL! You know I couldn't resist.
♥tlb

Karen said...

What a perfect photo to represent Simple Summer Joy! The colors are wonderful and I love the sense of movement you get (although you couldn't pay me to get on that ride).

debs14 said...

I like this idea
And I will be joining in
Will do blog link soon

laurie b said...

the photo itself is like a poem - beautiful. your haiku/photo challenge has my creative wheels turning - i will have to see if i can come up with something.

Becky said...

Love your photos - they are wonderful! Not sure I can do a haiku - I know my daughter loves doing them though!

Sian said...

Stunning photo! I just looked at it and thought wow! I love the idea of adding haiku and will be having a think about this one.

Cheri said...

Such a gorgeous photo Rinda - I love all the color! Don't know if I'll have time to play along on the haiku thing, but I'll see if I can! Just got back from vacation and have tons of catching up to do!

helena said...

nice bit of creative stretching - here is mine
http://helenascreativemaven.blogspot.com/2010/08/short-and-sweet.html

Becky said...

Right, I have had a go now and posted on my blog here - http://beckysburblings-beckyg1.blogspot.com/2010/08/haiku.html

The haiku is:

Twenty one today (5)
Still a little boy at heart (7)
Big joy in my life (5)

That was fun!

helena said...

thanks for the prompt - great fun. Mine is on
http://helenascreativemaven.blogspot.com/2010/08/short-and-sweet.html

Sian said...

Ok I've had a go and it's here: http://fromhighinthesky.blogspot.com/2010/08/i-haiku-do-you.html

Denise said...

I love this,I think I might try and have a go later

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

My submission at: http://bloggingbradleys.blogspot.com/2010/08/daisy-love.html

Thanks Rinda!

Denise said...

I've had a go - it's on my blog ...
- click my name for link. Thanks Rinda for a great post.

Karen said...

My effort at a Haiku is on my blog - thanks for the challenge.

Marie Rush said...

I'll give it a try!

http://picturesbymarie.blogspot.com/2010/08/haiku.html

debs14 said...

OK, mine's done - you'll find it here:

http://debs14.blogspot.com/2010/08/haiku-for-rinda.html

Amy said...

I forgot to link it up over here Rinda - sorry :-) Here it is anyway -

http://overatourplace.blogspot.com/2010/08/poetic.html

I'm feeling quite inspired now ... I've been walking around looking at things and putting them into a haiku - I think I need to get out a bit more! ;-)

jennifer said...

Hello Rinda. I was struggling to find a photo for this, as haven't been taking that many recently, but Shimelle's online crop this weekend has cured that! Here's my haiku:

http://jennifersjumbles.blogspot.com/2010/08/through-glass.html

Deb said...

This was such a fun idea, Rinda. You are always so good to come up with ideas to get us thinking in common. Here's my entry...
http://paperturtle.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-haiku-contribution.html

:o) Have a fantastic weekend! xo

laurie b said...

thank you for presenting us with this challenge. it was a lot of fun that stretched me creatively. here is my post: http://loneblackbird.blogspot.com/2010/08/photo-haiku.html