Howling Wind

IMG_6617 palm windy tree in trade winds

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #80, Kala Ramesh’s

“Howling Wind”

howling wind-

 an autumn note within

 the bamboo flute

 Kala Ramesh

angry howls drowning out flute

persistent notes undeterred




IMG_5616 maui sunset

Carpe Diem #702


Our Host:

universal experience
walking on the path of wisdom
finding the truth
© Chèvrefeuille


the path to immortality
communing with the Creator
hope for enlightenment


4/10/15 Post in reference to prompt from Carpe Diem Haiku

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I is for Inness

Today is day nine of the A to Z Challenge the letter is I

In this challenge I am taking the opportunity to learn more about art and the painters. I am learning a lot!


Sunset at Etretat by George Inness, 1875

GEORGE INNESS, American ( 1825 – 1894)


perched on a hill

enjoying nature’s canvas

the heavens come to earth



George Inness was born May 1st, 1825 in Newburgh, a town upstate New York. He was one of thirteen children. In 1839 he studied for several months with painter, John Jesse Barker. In his teens, Inness worked as a map engraver in New York City. He studied with Régis François Gignoux, a French painter. He attended classes at the National Academy of Design, and studied the work of Hudson River School artists Thomas Cole and Asher Durand. He lived and worked in Paris and Rome. The work of the 1860s and 1870s often tended toward the panoramic and picturesque, topped by cloud-laden and threatening skies. He was one of the most successful landscape painters in America.

Inness died while in Scotland on August 3, 1894. According to his son, he was viewing the sunset, when he threw up his hands into the air and exclaimed, “My God! oh, how beautiful!”, fell to the ground, and died minutes later. What a way to go!

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