Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence



Auric Dune Sunflowers
Mirror early morning sun
Track across blue sky

Wave goodbye to past summer
Sultry days and firefly nights

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem Special #217 Dolores’ 1st paintbrush flowers (tanka) and the Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

16 thoughts on “Mirror

  1. Beautiful posting – I think your words captured the unique sensuality of September and your use of imagery is simply gorgeous. You pulled off the double! And I smiled too! Love, Harlon

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  2. Thank you Harlon! I am so glad it made you smile.

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  3. Sultry – I love that word. There’s something naughty about it – like a word you wouldn’t say in front of children…

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  4. It is a great word and you are right, it does sound naughty!

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  5. Turgid; heaving; tumultuous (snigger).

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  6. Lovely Christy, just lovely.

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  7. Original perspective of the challenge, and your video is lovely.

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  8. I enjoyed both the tanka and the clever use of varying focus in the video. The e-mail announcing the post displayed the 1st frame as if it was just a single photo (with the near blossom blurry), so I was puzzled about the intent until I visited the page and saw the fun with focus as the video progressed.

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  9. Thank you Mellow. I am playing around with my Lytro camera. They are a little tricky and I have a steep learning curve. I figured out how to create it as a movie but the web link only allows the static photo that the viewer can tap to change the depth of field.

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  10. Unfortunately, there is no hint that tapping will do anything beyond leave a smudge.

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  11. Your words, your images. All good.

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