Turmeric Babble ~ #007 June 2014 – Haiga and Haibun for Phoneography Monday: Macro

©14 Turmeric Shoot 2 sml 6x


Wicking Bed Turmeric


unexpectedly. I have several rhizomes of turmeric—bits and pieces.

for a number of months I’ve been wanting to see if I can grow turmeric. online I’ve found that turmeric may possess several health benefits that I’ve been looking into recently.

suddenly I’m scrambling to find out how to plant, grow and harvest turmeric.

in my online exploration I discover wicking bed containers. I have something like this. that. these. and can make do with. . . . yes. I think i can do this.

the concept is clear in several YouTube videos. gathering and calculating I construct my container.

four inches deep I plunge three sections of turmeric rhizome into the loose soil. place in the sun. water. each day. and wait.

unexpectedly quick. turmeric sprouts appear in the container. I’m delighted. the edge of summer has opened.

green needles
shoot into the sky
a doorway


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: Macro for Monday June 9, 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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