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

 

 

Water Rise

water rise NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Water rises

Like ice

From warm oceans,

To mimic islands.

 

 

For the Wits End Weekend Photo Challenge: drops

(FWIW: The photo was taken on a phone, through a plastic screen, from a speedboat in full throttle while it bounced on the wake of another …  It was fun. It was wild. Focus wasn’t to be had …)

High-Tail

High-tail NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Silver light danced on waves

Under skies of

Mercurial clouds,

And she pranced

On the sand

Tail up high

Free and proud.

 

 

(Note: No filter or editing was used on this photo. These were the true colors that day)

For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: tongues and tails

 

Water Weave

drenched NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

And the clouds

Bowed

To ocean

Weaving rain

Waves to sky

Kissing veils

Onto mountains

Drenching wet

Speeding by.

 

 

For the RDP Daily Prompt: Drench

 

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.

 

 

Sawatdi-kha

Sawatdi-kha NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Deep in ocean

She greets you

With palms pressed

In hello,

As you marvel

The glory

Of rocks carved

By time’s flow,

And the riches

Half-hidden

In turquoise waters

Below.

 

Note: “Sawatdi-kah” is the female form (said by females) of Thai greeting, often along with a “Wai” (a slight bow with palms pressed together).

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Places people visit

 

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

 

Big As The Sky

Big sky Buddha AdiRozenZvi

Photo: Adi Rozen-Zvi

 

Under big sky

Amid the sea

Big Buddha shows

The way to be

As people flock

Foreign and Thai

To pray for poise

In Wat Phra Yai.

 

 

For the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Go Big

 

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