Sunday, August 31, 2014

Poetry Pantry #216


Photos from Kuala  Lumpur, Malaysia,
by Kaykuala (Hank)



1. Vanda
A clump of hardy Vandas. Vandas can be left in the sun without any cover or shade


2. Phalaenopsis
These need shades and can even be indoors. The blooms can last for a month. Some species
can even hold out for 3 months apparently.

3.Oncicioium
These have many varieties and are more of miniature sprays. Many are strikingly of yellow hues

4. Denrobium
These need cover and are of individual stalks.  The stalks sprout from between the leaves progressing
 upwards stalk by stalk as it grows while the older ones die off

5. Cattalia
These are of an individually growing specie flower by flower


Greetings, Poets!

Glad to see each of you here this week for Poetry Pantry.  It is Labor Day weekend here in the United States.  To me this really heralds the end of summer. Sigh. However, it could be quite warm throughout September.  There are traditionally family get-togethers or barbecues on this day, and today my family is no exception. A BBQ is planned here for afternoon.  And, alas, the grandkids go back to school on Tuesday. I wonder where has the summer gone!

But back to poetry! It is always enjoyable for me to get to know you through your poetry; and I hope you feel the same.  Admittedly, I personally appreciate those with whom there is a feeling of reciprocity, which makes for a feeling of community.  I think we ALL tend to visit (after a while) people with whom we reciprocate.  I just don't GET people who link and enjoy visits, yet don't bother to visit others -- even those who spent time making comments on their poetry.

This week I am sharing a third and final set of photos that Hank (Kaykuala) shared from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Thanks again, Hank.  It has been an interesting series.

Be sure to visit Poets United Monday to see what Sherry Blue Sky  has planned to share.  Will it be a featured poet?  A featured blog?  Or a featured poem?

Glad to see there is always a  great turn-out for Midweek Motif.  We hope to see you this coming week for another challenging prompt by Susan Chast!  (And, ha, perhaps many of you have noticed that if you look at one week's prompt Susan gives  a clue about the following week's prompt as well, so you can get a head start.)

And on Friday, remember to see who Rosemary Nissen-Wade features on "I Wish I Had Written This" or  "The Living Dead."

Again:  I issue an invitation here to those of you who participate in Poetry Pantry.  If YOU have special photos that you would like me to feature some week, let me know what kind of photos you have.  There are participants here from many different cities, many different countries.  I think it is great fun to see different areas featured. I am especially interested in scenic views of your area or an area you have visited.  Send inquiries first to dixibear@aol.com letting me know what you have.  I am interested in city or country views - in your home area or places you have traveled.

Link your ONE poem.   Then leave a comment below. Then visit other poets.  And I will too.  (If I miss your poem, visit me, and I will visit you... I am like anyone else, appreciating reciprocity.) We ALL like comments, so if you link please DO spend time visiting others.  That is part of the fun as well.  We really like it if you link back to Poets United too, so we spread the Poetry Pantry word in the blogosphere.

Come back a few times on Sunday and Monday to see what's new.  Visit some strangers, and they will become new friends!  Making new friends and reading new poetry, what more could one want?

If you are on Facebook, look for us there as well. Join our site.  It is one more way to stay in touch!

And now...here is the procedure, for those who are new here:  Each Sunday we start a new post with a New Mr. Linky for you. This is so that you can post a link to a poem in your blog. The link will close Monday at 12:00 p.m. (CDT), but you can still visit the links of those who have posted them.

33 comments:

  1. Mary Ma'am,
    That's the last batch now safely in. Thanks everyone for your kind comments for 3 weeks running. Much obliged!

    Hank

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    1. Really appreciated your sharing, Hank.

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    2. Loved the journeys--especially this one!

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  2. hello again poets! :) lovely, vivid photos. can't believe the august has come to an end... summer sure went by us fast.

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    1. Natasa, thanks for letting me know you will send some pix!

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    2. Brian, thank you again and hope you're enjoying it ;)

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  3. nice photos Hank.....ha..my poem also has images of flowers today...hello friends, a very happy Sunday to you all... :)

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  4. Beautiful flowers, Hank! Thanks for sharing. Here is my poem of the weekend - a short piece inspired by an amazing artist.

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  5. Beautiful pictures, Hank! Thank you for sharing. Happy Sunday to all of you.. :)

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  6. beautiful pics again hank..
    happy sunday everyone...
    i will be around.

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  7. Ah, what a nice flowers! esp. phalaenopsis - in so many colors! Thank you, Hank! Creative Sunday to all!

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  8. A very good morning to you all. Nice to see such a 'bouquet' of poetry this morning. Hank's photos are a nice way to end the summer. Now I am hoping some more of you will have photos to share. Let me know.

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    1. good morning mary....smiles....will have to see what i can do for you for photos...

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    2. That would be cool, Brian! We'd enjoy that.

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  9. Hello, poets! Thank you Hank for sharing more beautiful photos. Hope you all have a great Sunday.

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  10. Lovely flowers! Many thanks!

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  11. I am loving the bright tropical blooms ~ Thanks Hank ~

    Long weekend here too ~ Wishing you all happy Sunday ~

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  12. Good Morning! I had a great sleep last night and woke to find the pantry already populated. How wonderful to have such flowers and good reading with my coffee! I hope my poem will bring you a smile.

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    1. I'll be back later to read the rest. I got lost over at Facebook for a minute, and now Meeting for Worship is calling me and cats are complaining "feed me!" I am hungry too.

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  13. Off to the Ocean... being dragged by my feet... will sleep on the way and get back in time to go to the pantry for evening tea. :-)
    ZQ

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  14. Great flowers.. I posted my poem while out walking today.. Yes we found a few mushrooms too. so we'll have that for dinner.

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    1. Oh, what a treat to have such fresh mushrooms.

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  15. Good morning! These flowers are beautiful. What a great way to start my day.

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  16. Good morning, kids! And Mary, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day and a wonderful year. Thank you for all you do to keep this little ship sailing along so smoothly.

    It is a long weekend here in Canada too - and the teachers have just ended their strike, so our kids will start school soon too, with likely some disgruntled not terribly happy teachers. We are having a big family barbecue too, I will be chopping things for salads all day!

    Plunging in to the Pantry.........Hank, your flowers are magnificent! Thank you.

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    1. Thanks, Sherry!! It was a good day.

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  17. love the beautiful flowers.'

    going to have lunch, then come back for comments. i look forward to some good poetry this afternoon. :)

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  18. Happy Sunday to all,

    There is so much beauty in a flower...lovely pictures..

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  19. Happy Sunday everyone! I look forward to reading everyone's words :) The pictures are beautiful!

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  20. Hi everyone! Lovely flowers. Haven't linked for a while. I'm lead attorney on a murder trial and that is very time consuming. I hope to have time with the holiday to visit everyone's links this time.

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  21. Beautiful pictures..thank you Hank for sharing this..happy weekend and let the week begin in a happy note too..

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  22. Sorry for not saying something yesterday. My poem is a tribute to those who have been killed because of their beliefs and religion. Hope you like it!!! Have a great Labor Day weekend everyone!!!

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