Color Babble ~ #002 June 2014 – Haiga and Haibun for Phoneography Monday: Nature

©14 Birdsong Sky 2 sml 6x


Mind Babble


south wind is a Japanese kigo (a season reference word or words). it can refer to any of the three divisions of summer—early, mid or late. i like it for now. early summer. today. yellow.

my Japanese (red) maple prefers mist on it’s leaves. daily. this time of year, early June, it still sends out new leaves with that daily mist pattern—and stops without it. this photo was taken this morning, June 2nd, 2014.

birds start their morning song between 5 and 5:30 AM now. i like to listen. they sing every day. with the coming of the light. every day. i wonder why? blue.

i planted sunflower seeds. two in each spot. a week ago. from a packet. they popped up in 4 days. they have two leaves now. the summer wind is drying. green.

i think about doors. today. again. and my father. purple. and orange.

this south wind
in the birdsong sky
a red door


Altered Photograph

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • Digital Drawing and Painting
  • iPad 2
  • Top Camera App
  • Perfect Effects 8
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

My response to the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Nature for Monday June 2, 2014, found on the Lens and Pens by Sally blog.

Below are the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge themes for each Monday of the month:

  • 1st Monday: Nature
  • 2nd Monday: Macro
  • 3rd Monday: Black and White
  • 4th Monday: Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, or Travel). 
  • 5th Monday: Editing and Processing with Various Apps Using Themes from the Fourth Week.

My response is in the form of haiga and haibun. Two of the many Haiku and Related Forms in the field of poetry.

  • Haibun as I see it is prose or poetry (other than haiku) plus one or more haiku. 
  • Haiga as I see it is image which includes haiku as part of the image—image and haiku as one work.



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