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Inspired by Bruce’s haiku and link to Haiku Heights daily challenge my daughter, and I collaborated on today’s Haiku challenge.

Deeply seething dormant

belch gas fire ash

stagnant active unsure

Limited to 3 lines and 17 syllables is quite challenging, but we had fun. Neither one of  us has written a haiku in some time.

This photo of Mt Shasta and Shastina in northern California’s Shasta Trinity National Forest is one I took back in 2010 while accompanying  my husband who was riding a 139 mile cycling event; The Mt Shasta Summit Super Century . We both had a very successful week-end. He finished the ride in excellent time (10 hours), and I had a lovely time hiking in Castle Crags, and photographing pretty scenes like this sunset.

Thank you Bruce for the inspiration, and Baby Girl for working on it with me.  🙂

Nikon D90| Nikkor 18-200@18mm| f14| 1.3 sec| ISO 200| Manual Priority| Center Metering| Tripod| Singh-Ray 2-stop Graduated Neutral Density Filter

Mt Shasta and Sistina Sunset




  1. I really like the last line “stagnant active unsure” it says it all about volcano’s, I also really really like the photo glad you gave the Haiku a go 🙂

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