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Haiku Challenge – Day 36 – I could do with a break

 

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First, the posting challenge. I have written 47 posts (48 if you include this one) in 37 days. It’s not too bad, though I did miss a day (Day 26). The regular posting habit is slowly coming back but I need to develop a wider range of material again, and I need to take more photographs. This, in turn, means that I need to get out more, which is difficult when I’m working during the hours of daylight.

I did get a few shots last Saturday when leaving the shop but they have little merit. Apart from that I only have pictures of coins and stamps, and they aren’t very interesting. I may have to start a personal photography challenge next.

Second, the Haiku Challenge continues. I’m writing at least ten a day and so am keeping up with the target. However, it’s entered a period where I’m not finding much of a spark to inspire me. I’m happy with the fluency, and happy with the habit that is forming. Unfortunately I have a growing feeling that I need a break.

I have written more than ten a day on a regular basis so I have plenty in hand to take a few days off and relax, but the habit is now so well established that I feel uncomfortable even thinking of breaking it. This is probably a Good Thing, as Sellar and Yeatman would probably agree.

Tonight I may write solely on the subject of kittens to seek inspiration and an inner smile. Then I may have a nap.

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An Interest in Handicrafts

Things have been happening down in the garden – with preparations for various Autumn events.

The Day of the Dead Kitten is one example, as they get ready for Halloween. Halloween is a strange festival. When I was a child we used to hollow out turnips and swedes to use as lanterns and my grandparents used to talk about Mischief Night.

Now we carve Pumpkins and have the legalised extortion of Trick or Treat. And lots of plastic gimcrackery in the shops.

Another thng they have done is to make a perpetual calendar from the blocks they use to make pallets. This displays the date while Feathers McGraw from The Wrong Trousers looks on.

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The pallet calendar

 

He was built by one of the volunteers as an entry in a scarecrow festival and has now been donated to the gardens. He’s in the polytunnel because he’s too good to be left outside.

To complete the autumn handicrafts Julia has been making poppy brooches from beads and safety pins.

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Poppy Brooch – beads and safety pins

 

I’ll try to take a better picture over the next few days.