Sunday Trees (and haiku for Rebel Guy’s Flower Power Sunday)

Happy Sunday everyone. Let’s start with a photo for Becca’s Sunday Trees:

In case you did not know, the Mid-to-North part of the East Coast of the United States has received some fresh snow this weekend.

And…. again this weekend I was over at the rebel guy/rebel girl blog (here) and after skimming the “Flower Power Sunday” post – I wrote a poem to go with another photo this week. Last week’s poem and photo post is here.

This time – I wrote a haiku.

Rebel Guy titled his photo (below) “curves” – and the curve is what spoke to me. It reminded me of  ‘reaching for you’– and so a haiku unfolded.

However, I could not decide on A or B – and thought I would see if any readers had an opinion.

Do you like Haiku A or Haiku B better?

Haiku A: 

It took a long time

 to chill, relax, let it go 

now I reach for you




Haiku B:

took a long time to

relax, let go and release

now I reach for you

I think I like B…. what about you?

RG’s photo also reminded me (just a little) of a greeting card someone sent to us earlier this year:


And this is unrelated, but I was just reading in a local outdoors magazine that a Virginia couple, Jake and Kirsten Barney, won the “wife carry” challenge.

Jake carried his wife across a 278-yard obstacle course in 58.26 seconds. They won $630.00 and 12 cases of beer. The amount of $630.00 and amount of beer was based on the wife’s weight in beer and five times her weight in cash. This Virginia couple will now go on to compete in the Finland World Wife Carrying Championship in 2018.

This is so not my idea of fun, but who knew they had such challenges? Ahhh…..something for everyone.

In closing, I think it is time for some comics.

so let’s see…

how about these:



Hope you have a nice rest of your Sunday









37 thoughts on “Sunday Trees (and haiku for Rebel Guy’s Flower Power Sunday)

  1. Hahaha! Those comics always crack me up! I heard about a wife carrying challenge a few years ago, but I didn’t know that it was this intense! Anyways, I like both Haikus, but I think my favorite is A. Good job on both.

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  2. What an excellent post. You have such an array of great things here! I was torn, but I think I like the second poem best. You make RG so happy when you use his photos! 🙂


    1. this comment was in the trash – good thing I checked it – or I would have missed your feedback – and thanks for the comment – looks Like B is winning a bit…
      and thanks for letting me use his photos – ha!
      have a great day to both you rebels

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    1. thanks for the vote on the haiku….
      looks like B is coming out on top.
      and you mentioned a very good part – yeah – I guess the carry is racing through an obstacle course – hm –

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  3. I pick Haiku B. The comics are very good. The wife carrying race? Please don’t give my wife those ideas… 🙂
    Thanks Prior, you’re cool!

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    1. Thanks HJ – for the comment and for the vote – and now that you mention it – it seems like the husband here should keep most of the prize – but I guess there could be an art to “holding on”


    1. thanks for the vote…
      I know they are so similar and some folks are like really- aren’t they 50 -50 – and I guess in a way they are….
      and hopefully we will still have snow for xmas eve – if we do – I will send a bunch in one of the transport bubbles (remember the one I made for you on that other blog? ha)

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    1. wow – such a discerning comment – thanks for that….
      cos you know sometimes you don’t know why you might like something a little more – maybe that is why I liked that one better


  4. I like B too! And I knew about the wife carrying contest but I didn’t know the prize was related to her weight! Haha…now I want someone to carry me cos they would win loads…and the comics, ahhh…I love your comics…they never fail to make me laugh 🙂

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  5. I like B. relax, let go, and release paint a good picture of getting to the next gesture- reaching. Do you know anywhere else has the wife carry thing going on? Sounds interesting. If we do it, we won’t win too much because of my weight… haha, we’ll get less than what Jake got…


  6. I kept going back and forth on your Haikus but I believe I’ve settled on B just a tad more! Wife carrying? Oh, brother! LOL! Great jokes as always! Your photo is so pretty but I’m so tired of looking at this stuff. We’ve been housebound for three days and I’m hoping that today we might be able to get down our driveway. We’ll probably be shoveling in a bit and I’m hoping the temp goes up enough to melt it. People around here are telling me this is unusual. I think I’ve mentioned to you my feelings of the cold and snow! HA!

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