Friday, June 12, 2009

France -- Midi du Canal Part #1-- Looking At the Sky

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We are off and running
Our ride would take about two hours

We would go under several bridges on our ride

Cruising along -- A friendly family


Seen along the way:
The ducks watched us go by -- Old boat, for the taking?

A lock to go through -- It's full, we are going in
On the right note the lower water level down stream

Through in good shape -- Couple watching the action
Again note now we are on a lower level,
the water in the lock is gone

We are back -- There is our car

Tim tied us up
He enjoyed his holiday in Europe, we enjoyed his presence.

Tim, our son, is a boatman by profession. He ties up large ships and barges when they get into the Port of Houston. He has been doing this line of work now for over twenty-five years.

I will post Part #2 of our Midi du Canal ride another day. For a couple of other posts showing this ride
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For more Looking at the Sky on Friday photos
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Midweek Blues -- Who is driving the boat?

You couldn't prove anything by me. Since men do boat handling best I will assume the man is.
The fellow appears to have a rudder handle. Or could there be a real driver inside?

We saw this pretty blue barge boat (also called 'narrow boat' [link]) on the Canal du Midi in Southern France (link). We passed it while we were canal boating just over a month ago.

[Answer: they both are, the lady up front is telling the guy in the back with the rudder where, when, and which way he should go and all the other important driving instructions. Ladies are good at that.]

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I am now a charter member of the new MidWeek Blues group, maybe the second person to post, Rebecca, of Dusty Cellar is first. But she started this so she ought to be the first. They post around Wednesday I think.

If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking on the logo below. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions (considering it is for the first time). Just do what I did.

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Sunday, June 07, 2009

One Single Impression: Intersections

Intersections (a ditty)

roads must cross and roads must meet
he'll meet you at the corner
please don't be so very cross

but the corner doesn't count
for some--not past two or ten
no intersection found then

souls must cross and they will meet
his vocabulary's small
why he says crossroads to all

words can cross and they will meet
three or four or five or six
crossword letters intersect

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intersection's here
now you look to left and right
oops missed the red light

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Find more poems at One Single Impression
"Intersections" as prompt,
suggested by H.T. of
Haiku Tuna

Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do. Edgar Dégas
The same may go for poetry? (whatever, I enjoy painting with the words!)

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