Under Cloudy Skies

clouded naamayehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Mountains brood

Under skies

Packed with cotton

Piled high

Wrapped in shadows

Near by.

Afternoon

In Chiang Mai.

 

 

For the Wits-End Weekly Photo Challenge: Under Cloudy Skies

 

Got Wheels

Wheels AdiRozenZvi

Photo: Adi Rozen-Zvi

 

In a mountain village

By a wooden slide

A plastic trike

Awaits a ride.

 

For a playground isn’t

Fully sound

Without some wheels

To go around.

 

 

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bicycles, Tricycles, etc

 

Golden Goal

Temple Glory AdiRozenZvi

Photo: Adi Rozen-Zvi

 

In temples

Festooned

Not for one day

But all,

Glory shines

Festive gold

For good luck

To prolong.

 

 

For Photo for the Week Challenge: Festive

 

Boulder Holder

Boulder holder NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Wrapping tentative fingers

That become tangled vines

Jungle trees tell the boulder:

“You’re my rock, you are mine.”

 

 

For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

 

All That Glitters

Rooster Bling NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

In the contest for

Bling,

He will certainly

Win.

In the roll call for

Glamour,

He will rise above

Clamor.

In the race for the

Best

He’s the most smartly

Dressed.

As cool temple guards

Go

He’s the top of the

Show.

 

 

For the Photo A Week Challenge: Things with wings

 

Rapids

Flowing AdiRozenZvi

Photo: Adi RozenZvi

 

And the waters

Rushed

Over slicked rocks

Into ravines.

Deafening the song

Of birds,

And burbling of

Fish,

Into thunder

Mist

As the bamboo

Creaked.

 

 

For Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Flowing water

And d’Verse Open Link Night: #232

 

 

Not Itsy

Not Itsy AdiRozenZvi

Photo: Adi Rozen-Zvi

 

This is no macro shot

Of a small spider

Up close,

But a photo of one

That is bigger than most.

Sized to barely fit

In the palm of a man,

It clung to a web

That could use

A steadier hand.

 

 

For the Lens-Artists Challenge: Big

Trivia: Giant Golden Orb Weavers (Nephilia Pilipes) are named for the way their intricate webs shimmer in the light. Females can grow to 20 centimeters (8 inches!!) in size and have a long slim, black body with golden spots on their back, and long skinny legs (the males are about 10 times smaller, sorry guys). Female Giant Golden Orb Weavers can build gigantic webs that can span 2 meters (6-7 feet!!) across, often between large trees, where they can be seen resting on their webs and protecting their territory (yep, that’s exactly what the photo we took above depicts). They bite their prey to immobilize it, and though their bite is not dangerous to humans, if you do get bitten by one of these mega-spiders, I cannot guarantee that you will not have LOTR-style nightmares of massive arachnids coming to get you.

 

 

All That Shines

Gilded AdiRozenZvi

Photo: Adi Rozen-Zvi

 

All that shines

In the glitter

Of candles lit,

Stories told,

Holds the breath

Spent in prayer

O’er Gods

Dressed in gold.

 

 

For the Photo a Week Challenge: Gilded

 

Rising Rice

Rice Paddy Thialand AdiRozenZvi

Photo: Adi Rozen-Zvi

 

Up in mountains

Down valleys

‘Midst small villages

Near towns,

Seedlings

Rise

From the water

Neath bent backs

Patient hands

Toward the sun.

 

 

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things People Grow

 

Copious Fortune

Doi Suthep AdiRozenZvi

Photo: Adi Rozen-Zvi

 

Where gold leaf

Lends good fortune

And the crowds

Come to pray,

Shines the hum

Of the many

Wishing for plenty

Today.

 

 

For the RDP Monday challenge: Copious