Happy Fri-Yayyyy My Friends,
It’s the little things that bring a resounding YAY in my day.
The hummingbirds flying by to pollinate my fuchsias, while the finches hang on the line to feed their babies.
Being kidnapped for a walk and dinner by a friend and giggling in childlike wonder. Ollie and Hunter had a ball too.
A hike in the woods with my friend Amit and stumbling on an owl that took my breath away. This was such a blast. I know my pics aren’t great but it was so awesome, I just had to share it with you. It was around 5:00 p.m. and I’ve never seen an owl in the daylight before. It stirred quite a ruckus amongst the others and the red tales were spooping down too but I couldn’t capture. You have to go visit our friend Timothy Price at Off Center and Not Even if you want to see his amazing owls before they fly away.
The Venus Dogwood morphing daily from green small buds to saucers.
The ice cream clouds of the magnolias.
The joy of my first yellow and green squash.
Reading your blogs and comments to get me through.
My Just Joey’s bursting color and scent.
Seeing things come together after trying to fit a square peg in a round hole, We’re almost through this first phase of the remodel and we’ll be in our new bedroom and bathroom in one month whoooo hooo.
Playing Emojiku with Goff and all of you, Here’s one of the ones Goff and I did this month. I love to see everyone playing applaud Goff for his posting all of them. Thanks Goff!
Poetry – Splendid Waters Curve – An Emojiku Poem by Cindy Georgakas and Goff James
Welcome to the Surreal,
Fantastical, Weird and Wacky World of Emojiku
🌊 Splendid waters curve
👥 Reflect bodies silhouette
🌤 Respite for the soul
🌊 Silence ribbon-waved
👥 Shadows speak in unison
🌤 Things unknown unseen
Want to play? We’d love it. Just start your Emojiku and share it here or with Goff (his link is above) and see your name in Emojiku lights. It’s fun and easy to play.
What is emojiku?
The emojiku came about by Cindy Georgakas and Goff playing emoji tennis in the WP comments box. It was a natural step to take it one stage further and develop from being just a fleeting form of discourse into something more poetically constructive.
An emojiku is a hybrid poetic form, and is similar in format to a haiku / senryū or haiga. However there are no strict restrictive set rules. The format is open and fluid.
In the case of an emojiku the source image is an emoji. The emojiku is made up of at least three different emoji. Each emoji being the inspiration for one line of the short poem.
The process of creating an emojiku begins by a blogger sending three different emoji to a fellow blogger.
The second blogger responds by writing their emojiku and forwarding it back to the original blogger; who, in turn responds by writing a counterpoint emojiku using the same emoji images.
Join in the emojiku fun and share
Today’s Prompts are
🌊 👥 🌤
To participate use today’s three emoji prompts and place your response in My Comments Box
Go where the emoji take you. It can be any variation of the emoji. You may also substitute the emoji for different emoji.
Please keep your prompt responses family-friendly. Disrespectful and inappropriate comments will not be responded to and removed immediately.
Poem Attribution – Cindy Georgakas – Goff James – Splendid Waters Curve
Copyright (c) 2022 – Cindy Georgakas – Goff James – All Rights Reserved
Image Attribution © Sandy Haight, Breathtaking Kai Mana, 2020
Source Attribution https://fineartamerica.com/featured/breathtaking-kai-mana-sandy-haight.html
Have a wonderful weekend while breathing in the wonder of another day. Make the most of what you are given and take small moments that feed our souls. It’s not a luxury,. It’s a necessity! See you Monday for a tour, talk on “Are we there Yet” and a meditation.
Happy Fun Fri-Yay!
Lovely as always
Thanks so much. So dear of you!!!
Wonderful post 🙂 again.Would love to take part in the emojiku initiative.
Thanks and I’d love it. Excited to play with you and I know Goff will be too!
Send your emojiku here and I’ll write and respond and so will Goff and we’ll post it-:)
I love this post so much. Such fabulous pics. I am going back to read again. You are a star, Cindy 😘
Thank you so much!! 🥰💖
My pleasure dear 🤗
This is so cool as usual😃
Hugs and love!! 💕🤗
Beautiful flowers, rose and squahes. How about that owl? Excellent owl capture. It looks like you’re making progress on the remodel. You and your friend could be sisters.
Thank so much Tim!! Omg 😱 I know!! I was so excited to share his little face with you. Do you think that was one owl that flew to another branch or 2? I didn’t seem him fly.
The colors are so different.
It’s coming along. Oh the head bashing in meetings yesterday wasn’t pretty but I think we’ve got it sorted through, thanks.
I know wild right?! 💕🌻💕
There were probably two owls. You often see them in pairs. The Architect and contractor going at it? I don’t envy you.
Oh good to know.
It’s been a mess and egos and finger pointing. It’s not been easy. Fingers crossed we turned a corner. One month to go and not looking forward to the next phase. Thanks Tim!🌸🌺
Awesome photos Cindy. Specially you and your friend are looking amazing. The owl is a hoot. Love the flowers too.
Ohhh thanks so much Sadje!!! He really is. Can’t tell if there are two or one and he flew to a different tree 🌲 or not. So much appreciated
My friend! 💕
You’re always welcome my dear friend
Furry pals, (love the doggie, reminds me of our shih-tzu), dogwood blossoms, roses, owls, oh my! Love it all! And I bet your new bedroom is going to be so nice! ❤️🦋🙏
Oh I love shihtzu dogos!!
Awww. 😂😂yes I thought about that as well when writing this. hahahaha!
Thanks so much!!
I think so too!
Thanks sooo much Sheila!!
Your flowers are gorgeous, love all the pictures, you are living your best life!! 🌼🌷💮🌺🦉
Thanks so much Tricia! It’s my favorite time of year for sure-:) 💕
Happy fun Friyayyy Cindy. Gorgeous flowers, love the photos. Wow! that owl is amazing, it was so close too. By the way, the remodel looks fabulous.💕
Thanks dear Fun Fri-Yay Grace. So glad you enjoyed them!! Omg I was soo thrilled and worried cuz I was with Hunter but I had my friend take the pic than goodness!! It’s the little things that put a pep in our step! I’m pleased too!! ( now that I think the kinks are getting worked out 🤞
My pleasure. Must have been so thrilling to see it. They sure are.💕🙏💕
Looking gorgeous, Cindy! Longtime friends are a blessing. 💞 So are walks in nature. Your remodel is looking great! Thank you for sharing your fun Friday. 😍
Thanks so my Michele! So happy you enjoyed my pics with my friend and nature!
Oh thank you so much and you have a fun Fri-Yay as well dear! 💕🌺💕🌺
You are welcome, Cindy. Looks like a fabulous day! 💗Thank you. 😊🌻🌞🌻
Thanks truly my friend!! 💕🌺💐
💕❤️💕🙏and you too!
SMiLes Dear Cindy Ocean Water Dancing
Singing Be A Wave of Human Sunshine
As Flowers of Creativity Bloom
Beauty All You
Do Every Bloom A
FLoWeR Loving Life
Every Petal NoW A Part
Of Whole ALL DeLiGHTFuL
Bloom A New
Every NoW EternAlly
New Colors oF LiGHT..:)
Thank you for your beautiful blooming poem and song my friend!!
Have a great weekend as well sublime Fred!!!💕🌺
To You too
Lovely photos, Cindy, and that OWL!!! Wow! I grew up on a farm and occasionally saw owls, but even on the farm they were usually only active after dusk. That must have been a thrill for you to stumble across such a magnificent creature. 🙂 Enjoy your weekend! 🙂
Thanks Mike.. coming from you, I will take that as a compliment even tho I pale but we know this is your dept not mine. My photos are stored in memories of my heart which made my day, you are right!
Oh haw cool is that that you got to see them… I’m going back and I am going to take Hunter again . Up top I was able to bring him but down the hill I can’t.
I will and you have a great one too my friend!!💕🌻
Stunning photos and I love the owl, Cindy!
Thank you so much Eugenia!!!💕🙏
My pleasure, Cindy! 💗
Cindaaaaayyyyyy, girl there is so much to process here, I simply don’t know where to begin. First, let me say that you and your longtime friend look like sisters. WHOA! 😲🤩😜 Secondly, I am just blown away by all of those gorgeous flowers that you are flanked with. Amazing colors and textures. 🌻🌺🌹💐🌼🌷🌸
Thirdly, that shot of the owl seems so surreal. I have not seen our resident owls during the day but I hear their “woooooing” in the trees outside our bedroom at night! 🦉🦉🦉 They don’t realize that we are not nocturnal like they are! I wake up everytime! LMBO 🤣😝😂 Now, fourthly, your renovation is coming along marvelously. I know you are happy about that. So girlfriend, today I am so there with you by declaring and applauding all of your very valid reasons for having a FriYay FUNday Cindaaaaayyyyyy!!! 😍💖😝🎆🤩🦋😊🥂
My Fun Fri-Yay Girlfriend Kym. That is so wild and we are sisters of the heart and yes strong resemblance. I know right!!
Omg I know the flowered have been spectacular, thanks!
You have got to get your whistle out and flashlight and go looking. You will be sooo happy.. I was over the moon!!
It’s a coming and I’m honoring the final snafu has come to an end and we’re on our way!! Fingers crossed!!!
Thanks a lot!! Glad you like it.
You have the BEST WEEKEND AS WELL Kymmy my fun Dawlinknfroebd!!
Girl, you have an amazing way with words and you bring a FUNyah Cindaaaaay vibe to it! 😜😂😁😝🤣 I simply love your zest for life girlfriend. Keep the FUN rollin’ this weekend, like Tina Turner rollin’ on the river! 👯♀️🎶💃🏽 Big HUGS and SMOOCHES!!! 🥰💖😍💋😘
I be rolling girlfriend and you do the same. Thanks my dear friend Kym Daaaawkink!! 💕❤️💕received and back to you!!💕
Cindy, Mahalo for your beautiful writing and capturing the joys of life. Your sunshine is so bright and makes all our days better! Big hugs and love. 💕🥰
How happy am I to see you here my friend! Thank you truly!! How’s your book 📕 coming along. Hugs and love back at you!!
Such beautiful ladies 🥰
Thanks so much EC!!💕🙏🌸
Cindy, the owl pictures are amazing! And, those rooms looks like they will be pretty great when they are all done. Have a great weekend!
Thanks so much Mark! They were so much fun to capture. I think it’s going to be awesome!! Soo excited!! 💕🙏💐you have a great one too my friend! 💕
💜 YOU!!! ARE MOST WELCOME!!! 🙏🏿
Amazing pictures, Cindy. I adore the flower pics most. They are so beautiful! The emojiku is also amazing, deep and lovely. Have a wonderful weekend, my dear friend! 💕💕
Glad you enjoyed them. I do love this time of year and the beauty all around. The emojiku’s are a fun little outlet.
Thanks a lot and you do the same Jeff!! 💕💐💐🌸
Nice post 🤠✨
Thanks much! 🙏
Wels much 😂
You have some amazing flowers Cindy, it is so pleasing to the eyes 😍
Okay so this is me finally trying out the emojiku….
😳 sleepless nights
🥴 Exausting week
💃 Yet I’m full of stamina
✈️ To travel
👫 To visit my sister and her husband
👶 And finally meet my newborn nephew
Thank you and absolutely love the emojiku!! You’re a pro 💕
You’re welcome and thank you! 😁❤️
Big hugs.. and love!!!💖
Right back at you ❤️🥰
Sorry to be so late and miss this. Wow, what fun you are going to meet your new baby nephew. You think you’re tired now.. just wait.. lol. This is soooo exciting. Congratulations!
Can’t wait to here all.
This was awesome now I’m going to give you a little lesson.
Emojiku’s are similar to Haikus in that
the first line has 5 syllables,
the second 7 and the
3rd 5 again.
Here’s kind of an example:
Sleepless nights waiting (5)
Tired yet energetic (7)
Meeting my nephew (5)
Does this make sense?
Let me know and play around with how you would want it.
Thanks for playing my dear!! 💖💖
Hi Cindy, no issues at all. I can’t wait to share with you all as well and thanks a ton. 😊
Yeah that makes sense, thanks for the lesson will try it again next time and keep this in mind 🥰
Hi dearest… Did you have the best time?
You can try with this one if you want? The timing might be good as Goff is on a break but let me know my dearest.. I’m no haiku expert but he is!! 💖💖
Yeah I really did have the best time despite the flood haha…
I’d love to try it, I will let you know as soon as I do 😁
oh good.. happy to hear. that could put a little “damper” on things.. 😂
Haha… I couldn’t agree more 😂
Might take time though, still trying to keep up with many things 😁
Take your time!!!
first things first!
Like don’t eat me in the bathtub first of all!
Haha… I thought of leaving it alone but you keep on giving me great ideas 🤣
I love your beautiful post! The owl is really special. Your house is coming along really well. I love the ocean waves painting! It is spectacular.
I’m glad you enjoyed it Dwight. Thank you so much. I’m happy to know that as I was so thrilled to share it. We’re so close and Im so happy we’re almost done ✅.
Isn’t that fabulous. Goff found it.
You are welcome!
Wonderful pictures 👌🏻 don’t sell them short! And I’ve been following Timothy’s pictures of the owls, they have been fabulous!
Hopefully your remodeling will go as planned. Looking like it’s coming together rather well already.
Have a splendid weekend 🌻
Thanks so much. Oh so great! Tim’s pics are awesome! Mine pale to his but it was so cool to capture.
Thanks so much! We’re really close now! It’s a challenge but will be woth it in the end, I appreciate the wishes!! You have a wonderful one as well!! 💕🙏
You’re very welcome. And thank you! I’ll do my best to make this weekend a good one. 😊
Can’t wait to see the pictures when the remodel is done. It already looks good so… 😊
Absolutely!!! do that and I will too. oh that’s sooo sweet.. thanks!! 💖💖💖
Fun poems, Cindy. Have a great weekend. 🙂
Thanks Marsha! You too! Thanks too for your email and salving me from myself( spelling correction)!!!
No worries. I have them all over my blog, so my spammers tell me. And they aren’t lying. I find them too.
You are a doll!!! 💖💖💖
Here goes my emojiku.You are human do you understand that.You are human on a journey sent to experience.Experience everything that comes your way on the waves of this life and in the process do you realise you become the waves yourself.As you balance yourself on the waves of uncertainty of this life, you emerge powerfully just like the spirit of waves.You come to an understanding the wave of life is only complete with its upward and downward motion.The moment you realised this Doma you began to realise the power of your authentic self that has learned to embrace and soak in the waves.The sun seemed to shine brighter on the waves of this life……..🦋🌷🕕 my emojiku challenge
Loved your emojiku and will reply properly as soon as possible!! So sorry but life gets so busy 💕😊🙏
I love the power in your voice and you stepping into your power so strong vibrant and bright.
I’m going to give you a little lesson in what an Emojiku is exactly. It is the same as a Haiku only with emojis.
The first line is 5 syllables
The second line is 7 syllables
The third line is 5
Let me know if this makes sense?
Kind of like this:
🌊 Waves of emotion. (5 syllables)
🦾 Powerully shared. (7 syllables)
🌞 Shine bright, embrace life (5 syllables)
Play around with it and come up with what you like and send back.
Thanks a lot! 🌼🌻🌻🌻🌞🌞🌝
Owls <3 <3 <3
A beautiful, joyful post, Cindy! I loved the flowers! How exciting for you and your friend to meet an owl! It will be great to finally enjoy your new bedroom and bath. “Looking good”! <3
Oh thanks Chery,! I know it was sooo cool! Loved every second. OH I KNOW… I CAN’T WAIT!! 💖💖XOXOOXXOX
Fabulous pictures, Cindy, flowers are amazing! You and your friend too look gorgeous. You have captured the owl very well. I haven’t seen any in recent years. Remodeling exercise seems to be in the final stage. All the best and have a great weekend 🎉💖💐
Oh you are so kind to me and I so much appreciate it. I know I love him! Oh yes, on the final leg of the first phase .. YAY.. you too my friend!💖💖💖
My pleasure, Cindy! You’re so welcome 😊💖💐
You are so much fun, Cindy. It is a joy to see you enjoying the little things in life. Hoping for the rest of the renovations to come smoothly!
Oh thanks so much. Funny i was just thinking of you as I planted a slip from a friend and no clue what it is.. I’ll post it. soon and visit.. i know you will know !! 💖💖💖xo
So many reasons to be cheerful! 😊 thanks for sharing, Cindy: the remodel looks great xx
Thanks my friend … totally.. when we drag ourselves away. 💖💖💖 Soon you will be xoxoxox 💖
The owl is so adorable and the flowers are all so beautiful- almost as beautiful as you! 💕
awwww you are too kind to me.. thanks so much Pooja! But the owl.. so cool. Hoot hoot! 💖
Wow – that’s a lot of “Yay” in your day 😀 ~ thanks for sharing with us, Cindy! And you look great in your photos!
😂😂😂 Yay’s are better Nays!!!!
Oh thanks my friend!!!!!
Lovely post, Cindy! Your plants are really thriving! I have tiny sprouts at this point. Love the owl & photo of you with your friend. Did you do something new to your hair? You look fantastic! Keep up the enjoyment of your weekend, dear one! 🌞
So glad you enjoyed it.. They really are which is so fun to see~! I planted a new one from a slip today and wrote a haiku about it.. I may need to post about it. OMG the owl made my day!!! Oh how sweet of you to notice. I chopped it off, yes., thanks dearest. you too! 💖💖💖
Beautiful pictures, Cindy! You have a lovely flower garden! And that OWL! Just awesome! I know you’re excited about your bedroom – it’s coming together so nicely! I can’t wait to see pictures of it when it’s finished! Have a wonderful evening, sweetie! 💖💐🦉
Thank you so much!! I’m so excited about the bedroom but I can live without having to deal with the construction, ha! Have a wonderful rest of your weekend 🥰💕💖
You too, Cindy! And I can imagine about the construction- I bet it gets pretty noisy!
Thanks so much Cherie. I have to keep seeing the end is near because you are so right. It’s not easy to live through it all but will be worth it in the end! 💖
That sure looks like lots of fun! Love those cuddly thingies in your hands.. that photo with you friend is lovely 🥰
It was sooo fun to find a pup dog that likes cats and a dog she didn’t feel threatened by!
Thanks Simone! 💖
Yes that’s really something! Don’t think that’s common at all! 😊
I know … I was shocked!! 💖
You’re such an inspiration!🏵
Thank you so much! 🥰💕
Most motivational thoughts in this post.yay is needed more than worrying in this life to enjoy,dear Cindy!!❤️🌺❤️🌺❤️🌺❤️🌺❤️
Thank you so much and you are absolutely right! 💕☺️❤️🙏
Glad by your response.most welcome,dear cindy!!💕😊🙏🙏😊💕❤
Oh Thank you my dear Aruna! I so agree!! 💖
Most welcome,dear Cindy!!💕💕💕
Happy Fri-day dear Cindy and such a gorgeous and motivating and profound post. Loved every bit of it. Too good. xxxxxxxxxxx
Thanks Kamal and Now Sunday.. How did that happen so fast?!!!! Oh so glad to know my friend and big hugs and love. Happy to know xoxoxo 💖💖
You are always welcome dear Cindy. Yes so fast the days go by. Happy week ahead. Big hugs and blessings 💕💕💕
Beautiful flowers, Cindy. Hope you’re having a good time. 🙌
thanks so much Ritish!!! and you too!!!💖💖
Most beautiful post having smiling coloures.your favourite fragrant flowers are beloved by mine,dear Cindy!! Much love and big hugs.❤️🌺🤗🌺❤️
Oh thanks so
Much Aruna! Happy you liked the color and post!💕🌺🙏
Like you.most welcome,dear cindy!!💕💕💕