Open Fire ~ for Carpe Diem Early Autumn Kigo #298, Kuri (chestnuts) – Haiga
I listen to Nat King Cole
by the fire
Digital Drawing and Painting
- 6.75 x 9.75 Inches @ 300 ppi
- 4.5 x 6.5 Inches Postcard to 4 x 6 Inches
- Zen Brush App
- iPad 2
- Adobe Photoshop Elements 6
My childhood memory contains what seemed to me to be at that time a giant tree—the chestnut tree. The change in this tree from summer foliage to full blossom (was that autumn??—possibly) was something I could not take my eyes from and had to go explore. The discovery of the prickly seed pods and the hard seeds, rich in color and shape, light and dark, often resulted in my pockets being stuffed full on my return home.
My response to prompt #298, Kuri (chestnuts) for the Carpe Diem September 2013 prompts, which are centered around traditional “kigo” or “season words” for autumn. Kuri (chestnuts) is a mid autumn kigo.
September on Carpe Diem has been divided into three different seasons of traditional autumn kigo: Early Autumn, Mid Autumn and Late Autumn. The informative prompt and responses to this prompt can be found on the Carpe Diem Blog.
You are invited to respond to these prompts as well.
Have fun. Explore haiku. Aloha—Rick