Senryu : parachute bridal gown


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.


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

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Senryu : aging wrinkles


aging, my back hurts
super highs, crashing angst smoothed
wrinkles, silvered, good

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Yeah, my back hurts.  My eyes are going; my hearing fading.

I remember my 20’s.  The spiraling highs.  Egads, the energy!  Running, dancing, Continue reading Senryu : aging wrinkles

Senryu : grasp


wow! did you see that?
grasp that opportunity!
snap that perfect shot!

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Now I understand why Lois Lane kept getting into trouble. … dun dun dun…


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Second Life photograph by M. LaFreniere, avatar Kayla Woodrunner
with a special appearance by Winter Phoenix
Location: Innsmouth, a sim dedicated to all things Lovecraft

Senryu : captivating jelly jars


it’s the jelly jars
I have no chance to be slim
captivating sweets

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

In Tucson, Chocolate Iguana has been around for 27 years with chocolate, candies and espresso.  Recently someone has bought their building to put in a coffee shop they’ve invested in and Chocolate Iguana finds themselves suddenly without a home.  They will be moving out on March 31, 2018.

Their chocolate truffles are to die for!  If you haven’t been, go now.  Who knows if or how long before they can find a place and reopen.


Chocolate Iguana
500 N 4th Ave #1
Tucson, AZ 85705
M-Th 7am-8pm, F 7am-10pm,
Sa 8am-10pm, Su 9am-6pm

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putting my feet in the dirt

Senryu : ZZZs


gotta love this life
catching z’s any ole time
purrs, free food on tap

senryu & photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Midnight gives a lecture on the important things in life: naps, good food, affection freely shared and living in the moment.

Cee challenges us to share a photograph of anyone or anything catching a few ZZZs.  Midnight was happy to oblige!



Letter Z anywhere in the word or people or animals catching some Zzz’s
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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