Haiku: Kajika

the river frog’s song –
carrying the heat away
in music bubbles


Written for Carpe Diem #1449 river frog (kajika)


Kajika or “singing frog” is the Japanese singing frog, known for its “fififi” call. In Japan it was once common to keep the singing frog in a special box, the better to hear its beautiful song, which, it is said, has a cooling effect in the heat of summer. (CDHK)

Come feed my Pinterest addiction!

A couple of days ago I signed up for Pinterest. And let me tell you, it may have only been a couple of days but it feels like a hundred years. I’ve developed an addiction. I just can’t stop pinning. (I’m not exaggerating – I’ve deleted and re-installed the app on my phone twice.)

There’s just so much inspiration out there. Not just poetry and writing-related stuff, but  art, photography, travel, fashion, wildlife…

I have just one rule for Pinterest: I only pin things that light a fire in me. I see plenty of things I like but I don’t necessarily want to make them “mine”. They have to set off that spark.

So come enable me, share the love of little things, feed my addiction.

You can find my Pinterest page here.

WPC: The Texture of Water


I’ve always been fascinated by the texture of water. Well, I suppose the texture is always the same really, but things can look so different depending on the way the light hits it.

The above was taken while dolphin watching in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

The picture below was taken 3 hours from the Brisbane Coast, Australia. (And yes, the stuff that looks like shiny silver pebbles is actually pure ocean water).


WPC: Textures