Three Odd Statues for Cee’s Oddball Challenge #8

Daughter and Goats

Daughter and 3 Goats For Chinese Year of The Ram Starting this week.

Hang in There

Hang in There

At The Royal Cafe I’ve tried many different angles to get a good image of these odd Trapeze artist.

Thumbs up!

Thumbs up!

Really Good Cab Lunch on Fisherman’s Wharf, with butter running down to your elbows.

See Cee’s Od Ball Challenge for more Odd Images and a More about Chinese New Year.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Objects in Red For The New Year

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Poster

Poster

Red is good luck for Chinese New Year!

Gung Hey Fat Choy

 means may prosperity be with you in Chinese

Weekly Photo Challenge Object

 I must add Daily Post Red Red is good luck for Chinese New Year

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Cloud Capture Monday for a Busy Week

As a front moved  quickly through on Friday I captured the edge of it and the sun and is that the moon or a reflection.

As a front moved quickly through on Friday I captured the edge of it and the sun and is that the moon or a reflection? It was the new moon which begins Chines New Year so the sun and moon were conjunct then.

How many of the Animals from the Chinese Zodiac can you find in this parade of Clouds? Maybe you see something totally different. A Mardi Guars parade?  Maybe Cupid and friends?  There’s so much going on this week! Oh yes perhaps a president or two?

I also offer this poem today especially for those in the East digging out from storm. Many Blessings.

Just Now
In the morning as the storm begins to blow away
the clear sky appears for a moment and it seems to me
that there has been something simpler than I could ever
believe
simpler than I could have begun to find words for
not patient not even waiting no more hidden
than the air itself that became part of me for a while
with every breath and remained with me unnoticed
something that was here unnamed unknown in the days
and the nights not separate from them
not separate from them as they came and were gone
it must have been here neither early nor late then
by what name can I address it now holding out my thanks.
~ W.S. Merwin ~
(The Pupil)

Exploding Hot Pink Flowers

Flowering Quince

Like Chinese New Years Fireworks

bursting forth to ward off  evil,

the flowering quince appear

just in time to drive away the

darkest days of winter.

What is bursting forth in you that  will keep away the  gloom until Spring arrives?

Every year my friends and neighbors ask for cuttings to decorated their  homes for the various celebration around  the end of January and February… Then later in the year, little birds eat the petals (I swear they look like a bird-dogs hybrid with a pink lapping tongues). Never been able to capture them on film.