Senryu : found photographs

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a photo quartet
thought gone forever but found
an ancient laptop

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

looking at an old hard drive, found some old photos I took in Japan thirty years ago. So happy as I thought the files were lost forever on another borked drive.

also published the pics on cactscatz.com

quartet
daily prompts, daily post

memories
tuesday photo challenge
dutch goes the photo

 

Senryu : parachute bridal gown

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World War Two bride’s dress
parachute silk — blushing gal
survivor’s love gift

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Thinking about time.  This dress, because it was made of parachute silk came from a specific time in history.  During WWII, silk was a rare commodity because much of it was used for parachutes.

A GI presenting his fiancee with his parachute was not just giving her silk so that she could create a bridal gown.  The parachute may have saved his life so that he could come back to marry, a precious memento of his surviving when so many did not.

I saw this today at the Pima Air & Space museum.

References:

The Pima Air & Space Museum
6000 E Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ 85706

blush
daily prompts, daily post

time
Tuesday photo challenge
Dutch goes the photo

 

Senryu : brilliant

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railcar, blank canvas
stories told in brilliant hues
street alley treasures

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

These railcars were in the lot behind the Continue reading Senryu : brilliant

Senryu : forlorn

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forlorn in junkyard
discovered, hauled to Tucson
tools, love and rebirth

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

trolleys in stages of renovation

The murals (I haven’t shown you yet, lol) turns out to be in the backyard of the Old Pueblo Trolley, an operating transit museum.  It’s free to visit and it’s amazing, filled with old buses, trolleys and even a couple of antique cars.  They Continue reading Senryu : forlorn

Senryu : dawn

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May your dawning New Year shine bright

fresh dawn, farewell night
New Year’s brings promise, firm goals
revelry and smiles

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Honestly today when I woke up, I Continue reading Senryu : dawn

Senryu : Shichi-Go-San Day, November 15th

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shichi-go-san day
age 3, 5, 7, celebrate
my first kimono

senryu and photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

I took this picture in Oita on Shichi-go-san day.  A father with his daughter and I imagine the grandmother praying at the shrine.

Continue reading Senryu : Shichi-Go-San Day, November 15th

Heeding Haiku: on the river, a travel haibun

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missed river ferry
Rie and I lost for a day
peaceful Buddha glows

senryu and photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Within Wat Pho, a giant reclining Buddha gazes sleepily down upon pilgrims and tourists as Buddha.

Continue reading Heeding Haiku: on the river, a travel haibun

Ronovan Weekly / Haibun Monday : Lake & Calm / Water

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calm lake’s loveliness
volcano rumbles on top
aww, shit! car won’t start

senryu and photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Ages ago, Rie and I drove up to Mt. Aso in a little white car. I had just learned to Continue reading Ronovan Weekly / Haibun Monday : Lake & Calm / Water