Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, May 17th 2017 summer wind

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summer morning
the flower’s scent is heaven
serene feeling all over

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on a clear day
trying to reach the sky
joy of being here

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clear sky, bright day
having ice-cream and chatting
summer is here

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time to be with friends
fun swimming by the lake
and having picnic

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first day of summer
the sea asked to be admired
nature’s gift to us

refreshingly good
joy of being in water
sunset by the sea

For: Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, May 17th 2017 summer wind

Bamberg – The Changing Seasons

Bamberg is a town in northern Bavaria, Germany, laid out over 7 hills where the Regnitz and Main rivers meet. Its old town preserves structures from the 11th to 19th centuries including the muraled Altes Rathaus (town hall), which occupies an island in the Regnitz reached by arched bridges. The Romanesque Bamberg Cathedral, begun in the 11th century, features 4 towers and numerous stone carvings. (Wikipedia)

Hello everyone! We’ve just got back from our three-day visit in Bamberg. It’s a very charming place and we had fun walking around and discovering it. The weather might be a bit cold, but we didn’t mind. We took a train from Munich and it was a two-hour ride on the ICE-fast train. I just slept through the whole trip. Our hotel is near the train station so we’ve been walking around the town. The old town is brilliant, with all the canals, that’s why Bamberg is known as “Little Venice”. We visited their Residenz museum, very impressive, shame we couldn’t take photos inside. We also took their “hop on hop off” tourist bus when we couldn’t walk up the hills anymore. All in all, we enjoyed our holiday, our smile this week. So, what made you smile this week?

For: The Changing Seasons: April 2017, Skywatch Friday – 20 April 2017 Edition, Weekly Smile 68 #weeklysmile, Awesome Talents Abound – Echoes of my neighbourhood, Three Things Thursday: Happy Mail, GPS Easter Eggs, Pretty Flowers, & A Bonus Baby Goose, Jo’s Monday walk : Almodôvar, and the red shoes

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O is for Octameter

O is for Octameter

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Octameter, created by Shelley A. Cephas, is a poem made up of 16 lines divided into two stanzas of 8 lines each. Each line has a syllable count of 5. The set rhyme scheme is: a/b/c/d/e/d/f/d g/h/c/g/i/g/d/d.

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Happy Unbirthday!

To me with such cheer

You’re all invited

Come with a plus one

Here in our garden

We’ll have lots of fun

No need to bring gifts

We’ll have a good run

We’re having a grill

Sausages and fish

Salad, fruit and spud

Lots of drinks all chill

Live band if you like

Gives us all the thrill

Lucky with the sun

Come all, no question!

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Tale Weaver #115: unbirthdays 13.04.17, #AtoZChallenge – 4-18-2017 – Letter O , eighteenth day of NaPoWriMo

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First Maß, swan lake and sushi

First Maß, swan lake and sushi

Hello everyone! Hope everyone is fine. We had a lovely weather last Sunday and we went cycling to our favourite park. And we had our first Maß of the year! (Mass – literally, 1 liter of Bavarian beer). We also shared a big brezen and I had an ice cream when Him Indoors had his second Maß. We had a great time.

We enjoyed people watching and swan and geese watching in the lake, our very own Swan Lake.

We watched “Beauty and the Beast”. It was brilliant! Then we went for sushi and sashimi later.

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So, what made you smile this week? Happy Easter everyone!

For: Weekly Smile 67 #weeklysmile, Let’s Go Around The World In One Day – Echoes of my neighbourhood, Three Things Thursday: Starlight Hiking, Swirly Yarn, & An Unexpected Accessory

Our Subic experience

Our Subic experience

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all fine. It’s lovely here in Bavaria, the sun is shining! Him Indoors and I are cycling to Ostpark, which is our favourite beer garden, with a lake, lovely garden and of course, beer plus sausages or grilled fish. Anyway, it has been exactly a month since I arrived back from my holiday in the Philippines. Let me just tell you some parts of it. This time was our (my Mom and I) three days stay in White Rock Beach Resort in Subic, Zambales. On the first day, my cousins and their families joined us. The Subic resort’s crown jewel is its 8-hectare private beach, a stretch of beige sands nestled in a cove. With calm, tsunami and storm surge-free waters, the 300 meter wide beach is perfect for a broad range of recreational, aqua and teambuilding activities. We had a great time, to say the least.

For: #MySundayPhoto – Favourite Building, ALL SEASONS -APRIL’S SEASONAL COLORS, Life-Size Balloon Person (Sundays In My City), Jo’s Monday walk : A Spring jaunt on Anglesey

Summer – QKJ #21

Summer – QKJ #21

“Damnation!” Marco hissed as he missed a vital step and felt his sword slip from his hand. “Gotcha!” shouted Rich, and he won this fencing round.

“Wow, look at that view, fascinating!” Anne admired the waterfall as they crossed the bridge. “Yes, indeed, how cool is that!” agreed Claire while waving to Kim and Ben kayaking in the river. There was sunshine today and the children were having fun camping.

In the evening the warmth of the fire kept them cheerful as they roasted marshmallows and sausages and sang some songs. Some of them played cards and other games. The organisers carried on with their work. They wanted to keep the children busy and tired all day with different activities.

summer breeze is fun
lavenders and poppies bloom
ice-cream in the park

everyone’s smiling
cycling, walking and swimming
thunderstorms at night

summon the muses
to the cool ocean for bliss
such delight to date

summer morning
meadow where corn is growing
such uplifting feel

melody from heart
not a cloud in the sky
birds fly together

peak of the mountain
panoramic view from top
such awe-inspiring

For: QKJ #21

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