Phoneography Challenge: Nature–Leading me on (photos and haiku)

Posted: September 1, 2013 in Nature, Phoneography Challenge, Photos, Poetry
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The Phoneology Challenge comes around each Monday, with a different but repeating theme.  (BTW, Sally, thanks for getting the post up early.  I’m so impatient to get my post done each day!)  On the first Monday of each month, the theme is “nature.”   I take quite a few nature photos, so it can be difficult to choose.  But as we wait for our worldly goods to arrive on Wednesday at our rental house, the idea of a new beginning, leading to unknown places, was on my mind, making two photos perfect for the challenge.

On our way back from Wyoming in August, we made a stop at Devil’s Tower, a volcanic extrusion in Wyoming near the South Dakota border. As we walked around the base, this view called to me and I took the shot with my trusty iPad. No editing took place, but I did compose a haiku to go with the photo.

Verdant grass beckons
Hobbit-like I run swiftly
Through unknown forests


This is a similar photo taken in Cape May, New Jersey last Thanksgiving.  On the other side is the ocean, but the inviting path and round hole at the other end made me think of hobbits as well.


  1. Each image encourages me to take a stroll through the unknown. Happy Phoneography Monday.

  2. Janice — Really nice iThingie photos, and you’re a Lord of the Ringie, too.

  3. vbholmes says:

    Lovely haiku and great photos–particularly the Cape May landscape.

  4. That was great – hobbit-like – that’s exactly what I felt as I watched the pictures.

  5. I dunno about hobbits… I imagine they stroll more… or maybe they just stay at home and drink tea… mostly 😛 But your haiku made me smile and the pictures are lovely and I imagine they would fit in the shire 😀 Thank you for sharing!

    • In general, I’d agree about hobbits (and since I love tea, I can still claim hobbit-like tendencies.) But I think when necessary, hobbits can run quite swiftly (although they have to take a lot more steps), especially if there’s some food, a pipe and Long Bottom Leaf at the end of the road.

      Glad you enjoyed the post. Tonight sleep the sleep of the contented.


  6. I love the haiku! My favorite image is most definitely the second! Great work!

  7. I enjoyed it all. Thanks for posting.