Monday, January 05, 2009

Honoring the east

An Haiku a day
will keep the winter blues at bay.

Rice lanterns in the stairway

rice hats on the doors.
I am getting ready for Chinese New Year.
I am getting ready for the Year of The Earth Ox.

The Penguins are out.
They are very good.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

I just love haiku. One of my favorite forms of poetry.

Your penguins are cute too.

Anonymous said...

Your penguin pix is very creative and puts a smile on my face.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful Sherry.....your house looks so organised.....mine would appear chaotic by comparison......

I love the east.......I love their culture.......I love their vegetarian food.......
The year of the Ox....I am a rabbit (wood) in chinese astrology.......

A colourfl and charming post.....

Mel said...

Beautiful Sherry!

You manage to transmit a sense of peace and joy that I can hardly find elsewhere.

Muchas gracias,


Q said...

Dear Lisa,
Haiku is one of my favorites too. I love the Asian decorating as well. I think it is very pretty. I love the cleaner look after the heavy Christmas.
I love Penguins. This little finger puppet has a a poignant one...this little penguin traveled with me in my purse when I went to be with my sister. She died while my Mother and I and younger sister were flying out to see her. Little Penguin was my comfort...I gave comfort to Mother and sis and to my nephew. Little Penguin gave me a smile when ever I saw her.
As the years passed I bought the little penguin a hand so it would have a proper place to sit. For a few years she sat on my dresser. Now I store her in the January things with the other penguins.
I do think she is the cutest finger puppet ever made.
Memories, always looking for the joy, sometimes I have had to create it.

Q said...

Dear Natural Moments,
She is a sweet one...
I would love to see Penguins in the is a wish. The Blue Penguins, or Fairy Penguins, are my favorites. I think I might be able to get to them some day.
Penguins are very good.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
My husband and I both were born in the Year of the Dragon. I have a few books on Chinese Astrology, I think it is very interesting.
My house is small so I have to stay organized. I always think I could be even more so!
I do love everything so the changing every month helps me enjoy and not be over whelmed with items. I still have a huge need for space to do my art in. Thank you for keeping my studio in your heart. I realized today just how badly I need it...
January is fun.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Sherry, this is a touching story about your penguin puppet. You are quite right to have a proper way to display such a comforting treasure.

I just love finger puppets. I have to say I have several that I have "bought for the Grands". Of course they have no interest in them so I have the pleasure of keeping them. ;)

Q said...

Dear Mel,
You have been on my mind lately. Hope all is going okay. Hope you are able to get back to your school work without too much trouble.
Sending blessings,
Always peace and friendship,

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I thought you would understand....
the finger puppets are darling. I have a centipede in my pencil cup right now for fun and games.

Wendy said...

Dear Sherry, your little finger puppet is sweet. I am glad she was there for you in your time of pain.
I also love the east - their culture, tai chi, and fresh lightness.
I was born in the year of the rabbit (metal).
I hope one day your wish comes true and you will see penguins. Don't forget your camera. LOL!

Wendy said...

Oh I forgot - we have a baby coming soon. He'll be born this year in the Year of Earth Ox. I can't wait!

Kelly said...

im a water ox - so excited for the new year!

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
Thank you. Someday I will see the Penguins...lots of cameras and emergency backup batteries and memory cards will come with!
I am drawn towards the Japanese culture. I love the art, the simple, elegant way.
My husband and I both were born in the year of the Dragon. How exciting to have a baby coming. This will be good birth year.
I love learning about all the different ways.

Q said...

Dear Kelly,
A Water Ox! I just love the way the Chinese Astrology has the elements with the animals. Now I want to know just what kind of Dragon I am!