Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge – Week 3 – Under & Growth

Kiwinana’s Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge – Week 3 – Under & Growth

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Premature babies

Underweight and height at birth

Miracle growth rate




Note – both Mercy and Will were preemies. They are miracle grown-ups.
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dashed through finishing line at a triathlon


Wonderful Baby Shower

Mercy had a fun Baby Shower on Saturday. Many friends came from near and far. The hostess was very creative in decorating her house for the party. There were several activities such as filling out a “Guessing” card, guess the gender, the weight, height, eye color of the baby. Another activity was filling out an “I Wish” card addressing to the baby of the thing they wish the baby will be or will do. After eating, Mercy opened the gifts. The person who gave the gift also gave her some advice or insight of being a mom. As part of the support, the hostess had the ladies sign up a “Meal Train” to bring meals to Mercy and Will after the baby is born. It was a successful party full of surprises and laughter.


SoCS August 19, 2017

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “pant.” Use one the word “pant” as is, or find a word with “pant” in it and base your post on it. Have fun! – Lind G Hill

I arrived Portland on Tuesday night, was eagerly anticipant of my daughter’s Baby Shower on Saturday. My daughter’s best friend coordinates the Shower. I was a proud participant of hosting team by preparing food and drinks.

Will’s cousin and her daughter arrived from Seattle on Thursday night to attend the Shower on Saturday. Will and Mercy took Friday off to spend time with them. The weather was very mild. Will took us to the river in Moulton Falls Regional Park in Washington. We stopped by one area with calm water. Both Will and Mercy jumped into the cool water. I rolled up my pants and got my feet and legs wet. The nearby Water Fall was gorgeous. Mercy and I both enjoy photography; we lingered and snapped the shots from different angles. It was such a relaxing afternoon with family.

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With a pant, Will jumped into the water
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Mercy and the baby are swimming

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In the evening, I did my assignment of preparing the fruit skewers. I am excited about the baby Shower and expect to have many, many participants.


Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday: SoCS August 19, 2017


Paula’s Thursday’s Special theme for this week is “windows.”

When we were in Toledo, Spain, we visited the original sword manufactory where swords were hand forged. This factory is now used only for demonstration. The new factory has new technology and machines to process a higher volume of production. The sword master explained that all the swords used in the movie “The Lord of the Rings” were produced there.

I was intrigued by so many designs of swords. The Showcase Windows display interesting swords to attract tourists to step inside the steel souvenir shop. One Showcase Window is accented by famous Spanish architecture of an arch frame.

My husband checked out many swords. He was entertained of obtaining a Japanese Samurai sword!

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Paula at Lost in Translation: Thursday’s Special – Windows

Weekly Photo Challenge – Shiny Bumble Bees

My latest distraction was from the new visitors in my garden – the bumble bees. One morning, my husband told me that there were bumble bees hovering over the lavender plant. I was so excited that I dropped whatever I was doing, grabbed the camera to go outside. I approached them quietly because I didn’t want to scare them away. I finally got close enough to see where they were going. But as soon I zoomed in the camera, they flew to another flower. I tried two mornings without success. The third morning gave me a better chance. They didn’t only hovering over the lavenders; they went over to the iceberg roses and stopped at each rose for a few second. It was long enough for me to take a few satisfying photos.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny!

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 58 – Survival & Life

Mt. St. Helens, Washington 2016, Photo credit – Mercy Rossi

Force of Volcano

Destruction of land and plants

Greater is life Pow’r

Survival of dense lava

Outburst beautiful flowers


Kiwinana at Ramblings of a Writer: 
Weekly Tanks Prompt Challenge: Week 58 – Survival & Life