Haiku for Highgate Cemetery

I had the good fortune to be in London on a Saturday recently with free time to roam and a friend to share the journey.

Highgate Cemetery called to us, and we answered.

It was a typical London afternoon, cool and foggy, with the subtle air of mystery and contained excitement that the city always holds for me – just perfect for roaming through this “garden cemetery” that was opened almost 180 years ago and is home to the remains of over 170,000.  It was awesome.

I’ll share more about Highgate Cemetery on another day, with some of the best pictures, but for now, just a few images with a haiku to set the stage. I hope you’ll see why this beautiful, rambling and nature-lush landmark was so enchanting, and how we longed to know the stories of the dead and those who grieve them.

here lies…mysteries
stone tablet forget-you-nots
forest of secrets

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Cemeteries always become center stage during the Halloween season, but I don’t understand how anyone could see this nature- and memory-preserve as spooky. While it is a monument to thousands of deaths, it speaks of peace and memories, and even life.

Stay tuned – more to come.

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Haiku: “Pick-Me-Up” for Busy Women

I’m on a big ol’ work trip, with no time to blog and barely enough time to sleep. (Not complaining – I absolutely love my job!!) While work keeps my colleagues and me super-busy, on the evenings and weekends, the cameras and appetites are unstoppable! I’ll be revisiting these experiences and posting stuff in the days and weeks to come.  For now, a haiku to accompany this photo, referencing my travel companion and colleague and our Saturday morning need for a “pick-me-up” in London.

we each need a jolt:
a cappuccino for me;
she – a diet coke.

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Pick-me-up choices courtesy of Coppa Club, just opposite of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London

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On Monday | STORYTELLER

The Storyteller says this is a long post, and to him I say, “Post away, you speak for a generation. Thank you.”

There are days. And, there are days. Yesterday started with a mass shooting in Las Vegas. The numbers kept growing. From two, to 20 to 50, to 58. Dead. And, the wounded. Somewhere well over 500 peo…

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Mother Nature Does Her Stuff

Going straight from vacation at Little House in the Rockies to work in Europe (I’m not complaining!), I was a little worried about the patio-side plants at Glover Gardens.

The Grill-Meister got home late last night from the post-vacation flight as my flight to Europe was about halfway there. My nagging met him before he landed: “Plants OK?”

A dutiful husband, he not only reassured me, but also sent a picture. The message?

Mother Nature watered your plants for me. Look at all that blue….plumbago looking awesome!”

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Life is good.

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