state of mind





red sunset
fires peoples minds
sane or mad

Sunsets play with human imaginations especially fiery red ones. Whenever there is a volcanic eruption in South East Asia we expect brilliant red sunsets in the near future. Fiery sunsets in Summer are also associated with bushfires in Australia, smoke creating horrific scenes with the setting sun. We are lucky in Bayside Melbourne to have a long view across the bay for our sunsets and can anticipate brilliant photographic opportunities with the right combination of cloud and atmosphere. I love photographing sunsets.

This is my contribution to https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/12/14/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-336-mad-and-sane/

Follow the link to read haiku responses to this challenge from around the world

And here is another haiku, a bit more sophisticated!

fireball sunsets
fuel imaginations
tomorrows promise

A bird of a life

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floating and gliding

freedom to fly wherever

the same tomorrow

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At any time of the day sea birds will be flying from somewhere to somewhere along the Bayside coast. The first photo is of a Pacific Gull. These large gulls are notorious marauders and scavengers. They drift along the cliffs at Black Rock and Sandringham riding the air currents especially on windy and stormy days always looking below for the next feed.

The second photo shares the departure of some Crested Terns as they prepare to move on from Port Phillip Bay. I have not seen any of these strident birds since back earlier in April. They do not migrate long distances however staying around the bay for winter is not on their agenda.