Roseate Spoonbill, Might Be The Last This Year

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The Spoonbills we photographed a few days ago might be the last until spring. Being a sub-tropical bird what we consider great weather is really cold for them.

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We are dropping to the 70’s F (20’s C) starting about now.

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We plan on making one more trip out to the farthest end of the marsh we can reach.

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Colder weather doesn’t last very long here so they will be back soon.

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How to Write a Cinquain Poem

🍂Word Craft: Prose & Poetry🍂

I’m adding another poetry form to Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge starting October 2, 2017. It’s called a cinquain:

Image credit: Ol’ King Cole’s Castle

Here is another site that will help you with word count and syllables. It is called wordcalc.com. I use howmanysyllables.com. Click on the poem workshop tab and try it out.

Here is an example of a cinquain:

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Here is my example:

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Fairies

dreamlike beings

soaring, flying, airborne,

elegant shapeshifters of light –

pixies

© 2017 Colleen M. Chesebro

A cinquain is a form of shape poetry and is always centered on the page. The required syllables needed for each line give it a unique shape.

Poet.org shares, (please click the link to learn more about this poetry form).

“The cinquain, also known as a quintain or quintet, is a poem or stanza composed of five lines. Examples of cinquains…

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Flower of the Day – September 30, 2017 – Dahlias for Becky

Cee's Photo Challenges

Feel free to add your floral photo to the comments. This way we can all enjoy everyone’s flowers.  

This dahlia photo is in honor of Becky over at The Life of a 40 Something, she has been having a challenge the entire month of September for flowers in a square photo.  You should check out her posts for this past month.  They’ve been wonderful.

Yes, that is a full sized human standing among the dahlias at Swan Island Dahlias. Photo taken in 2009.

Qi (energy) hugs

Cee

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