On Vices

Photography, Writing


On Vices?

Ah, where to begin…

Well, I’m imperfect,
Undoubtedly flawed,
But much to my chagrin

I’m boring
With few “serious sins”


Among my vices
My addiction to coffee
Is perhaps nicest.



This Frame Haiku

Poetry, Weekly Photo Challenge, Writing


This Frame

Between  you  and  me,
This  frame  of “differences”
Is  in  “how”  we   see –

WPC Frame Theme: This week, I’d love for you to look at things a bit differently. Whether it’s through an actual picture frame, a few stalks of grass, or even the spokes of a bicycle tire, find an alternative frame to the world around you and share what you see!

A Study in Blue

Photography, Poetry, Weekly Photo Challenge, Writing


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The vase is cheap,
The berries are plentiful –
But Blue is remarkable,
Blue is rare.

© Ettemeyer

Oddly enough, despite the sky and ocean, blue is rare in nature compared to other colors.

WPC Theme Rare: For this week’s challenge, share a photo of something rare: a family heirloom. A cloudy day in a normally sunny desert. A sad frown on a cheerful kid’s face. Or anything else you think of as scarce and singular. I can’t wait to see what “rare” means to you!

A Funny Thing Haiku

Humor, Photography, Poetry, Travel, Weekly Photo Challenge, Writing


A Funny Thing Haiku

The fun part of Love
Seems to be figuring out:
What does it all mean?

Just a fun window display I came across during my walks in Rome (yep, that’s my reflection).

Weekly Photo Challenge (Fun!): This week’s theme is simple: share a photo of something fun! Let’s all shake our booties, literal or figurative.


WPC: Morning Calls Haiku

Photography, Poetry, Weekly Photo Challenge, Writing


Morning Calls

The long arms of Time
And the sounds of Morning’s call
Are are lost in Sleep
© ettemeyer

Although I am up well before 7, I am not a morning person (essentially sleepwalking until I’ve had two cups of coffee).

WPC Theme: Morning.  For this week’s photo challenge, publish a new post with an image that means morning to you. We’re especially interested in creative and unique takes on the theme — bonus points to those who think beyond the usual sunrise photo!