skates swishing on ice
snow – tiny crystals falling
winter’s faery night
haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere
One of my favorite images of the holidays is seeing people ice skate. I love roller skating but I’d rather watch ice skating. The only thing I remember about the one time I tried ice skating as an adult was falling down so many time that my bum got wet from all the melted snow on my backside. It’s a beautiful dance/sports form, though.
Carpe Diem holiday submissions:
Chèvrefeuille plans to create a Carpe Diem Haiku Kai holiday poetry book of holiday haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry forms. He said I could submit mine on an image if I wanted so I thought I would do this one. If you’re interested in submitting poems in Japanese poetry styles with a Christmas theme, check out his post:
Carpe Diem Extra December 8th 2017 – Call for submissions !!
Carpe Diem Haiku Kai
Second life photo:
Second life photo by M. LaFreniere, avatar Kayla Woodrunner
Location: Calliefornia. avatar Callie Cline made the trees which I particularly liked for their graceful curves. Her trees transformed a typical winterscape into a snowy faeryland.
In Second Life, you can change the lighting and the type of lens (from extreme wide to medium to extreme close). I started here
Tried out different angles
Tried out different skies
I actually ended up layering 2 different skies in Photoshop since one lighting lit me better but I liked the background colors of another better. One nice thing in a virtual world is a person can hold the same pose for a really long time. If I had to do that in real life, my arms would have died, lol.