Tuesday Photo Challenge – Play

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We were always there
Come Holy Week or All Saint’s Day
And don’t forget the harvest time
And all the fiestas – they were always fun
All our cousins were there
Tatang’s farm was always open
We all slept together on the floor
Snoring, people talking in their sleeps
Playing till the sun came down
Swimming and splashing in the creek
And Tatang washing his carabao
Fresh unpasteurised milk in the morning
We just poured it with steaming rice
We usually added salt and ate with our hands
And on the way to the creek, we had fruit
Mangoes, lansones, bananas as we picked them
On harvest time it was fun, people singing
Grounding some rice and peanuts and coconuts
We made some nice dish, I forgot what it was called
Perhaps we’d never be all together or experienced the same fun
As we are all over the world and the farm was not there anymore
But we’d always remember the fun we shared
On Tatang’s farm in Culianin, Plaridel, Bulacan

For: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Play

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

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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

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