Carpe Diem Haiga – Spring in Arco – April 10 2016

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I was rather busy yesterday and never got around to publishing a post.  What was I doing?  Participating in our bi-annual community “giornata de ri-uso”:


Basically at the changing of the seasons – from summer to winter and winter to spring, our city council organizes a campaign to gather those objects and clothing that would often end up tossed out.  In the United States one might have a garage sale a practice that’s never caught on here.

Everything is brought to a pick-up point then the volunteers go through the stuff, dividing the good stuff from the trash.  We then distribute the stuff free of charge.  There are also activities for children in a close by separate area.

Here are a few more scenes:

Spring is on the way in Arco!  Ciao, Bastet.

Wind Bag – Basho’s Thoughts – March 2, 2016

Storm Sky

spring storms
wind howling down the mountains
scattering blossoms

old man blustering
uproots creativity
withered blossoms

fragile blossoms
destroyed in the spring
by the northern wind
blowing force of nature
withers all it touches

© G.s.k. ‘16

Carpe Diem #929 wind bag

Cee’s Black &White Challenge – Public Transport: Venice – September 18, 2015

Travelling in Venice

Travelling in Venice on the waterways of the lagoon … spring holiday. (American Sentence)


This week Cee offers us the opportunity to show different scenes of public transportation in black and white – (no cars or trucks) …

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Visit Cee’s Black & White Challenge – Public Transportation for more information of how to participate!

New Scarecrow – Troiku – August 13, 2015

spring offerings
in the farmer’s field
a new scarecrow

spring offerings
cherry blossoms and rain
wash the fields

in the farmer’s field
new grain carefully planted
raises their head

a new scarecrow
watches over the harvest
in spring

© G.s.k. ‘15

This post was written for:

Carpe Diem Special #161 Lolly’s third “new scarecrow …” inspired by Laura Williams’ (in pen Lolly) haiku:

new scarecrow …
already a field mouse pokes
around its fly

© Laura “Lolly” Williams (published in Lovely Things, CDHK- e book)

Evening Haiku and Waka – April 14, 2015

the laurel
shaking without wind
full of sparrows

swallow chatters
she scolds her mate
off he flies
each piece of grass she chooses
with special care

the dove
flies straight towards the sun
then glides
free-falling to the valley
trying out her spring wings

in the silence
the buzzing of insects
building nests

hues of pink
the sun paints the sky
bidding farewell

even the dusk
doesn’t silence the blackbird
he sings for love

© G.s.k. ‘15

Just a Note – March 29, 2015



Hello World … that sounds pretty bright and peppy doesn’t it … alas I’m drooping a bit as the new DST season sets in but that’s not why I’m here.

Spring has come upon us here in Trentino and that means getting back into shape after a period of near hibernation during the winter.  The last three days have been brilliant and warm, so I’ve been out with hubby from around 9:00 AM until around 3:00 PM.  This means of course, my computer time is drastically reduced (remember I get up a 5 AM to post and so I actually use the nights to sleep 😉 ).

Next week-end we’ll be taking a short trip to visit Venice for the Easter Holiday with friends and as we’ll be in a bungalow at a camping site, I’m not sure if there will be WiFi. This meas I may be totally absent for a few days (except for some scheduled posts I’ve set up before leaving Trentino).  I will probably not be participating in prompts over the weekend nor reading or commenting posts (not even my own) until the following Tuesday, at best.

Just thought I’d let you know in advance before someone begins to think I’ve fallen off the face of the Earth.  And guys … my legs are killing me! 😉

Big hugs!  Bastet