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Up close – The Daily Post Photo Challenge

When I saw The Daily Post Photo Challenge prompt for ‘details’ I wondered for a few seconds where I was going to find something with details and almost decided not to bother with it, but my curious mind decided to idle through my photos and I must say that I surprised myself when I found several photos that seem to fit the bill.

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Vanderbilt’s Quest…Ronovan writes weekly haiku challenge.

Ron’s haiku prompt rein/quest’ for this week gave me some pause. It wasn’t a swift ride like you would think, but I enjoyed the scribbling and tearing of paper that filled my waste basket 😉

Dragon, Bone, Fantasy, Sunset, Mystical

It was a quest for the brave.
Vanderbilt tugged his steed’s rein,
and set off for the dragon’s lair.

The quest’s trail was precarious and slippery
he guided his horse cautiously
gripping the wet reins with firm hands.

The quest is successful, dragon is defeated
a happy Princess is rescued,
Vanderbilt holds the reins to her heart.


© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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Below is my first Poetry Book “Out of the silent breath” which is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

When you buy my book, you support me in an invaluable manner.

Out of the silent breath

Enter The Dragon….Ronovan writes weekly haiku challenge

Courtesy of Wild Daffodil’s 8-year-old granddaughter Miss E, who sent in a poem to Ron’s haiku, we get some interesting set of word prompts this week ‘dragon and invite.’ Well, let’s see who’s breathing fire 😉


With the haiku prompt of dragon invite

my mind takes me back

to Bruce Lee’s movie, enter the Dragon.


Please don’t invite her for the party

She’s such a feisty dragon

Her flaming tongue will incinerate my guests.


© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

How many times have I failed? Maybe 5,000 or more. I won’t give up!

No. (Number) That’s what Linda gave us for today’s Saturday stream of consciousness and I had to remind myself over a no. of times to get up and do it.SoCS badge 2015

Today, I have refused to do a good number of things except lie around and whine in my head. Taking a deep breath after the days almost gone, I haul my butt out to get it done.

It’s not a deliberate attitude not to do anything, except binge on food, but some deep lethargy that seems to have pervaded my mind for the past couple of weeks and this has made everything a drudgery.

I know the symptoms for I have experienced it over thousands of times and so many times when I allow the dragon out of its lair by letting the lethargy fester it never bodes well.

Over the thousand no. of times that I have allowed it take over, it dragged me down into its lair and turns me into a dragon myself. Everything that I am doing would give way for this sniveling, annoying, depressing monster who rears its ugly head when it wills.

It’s a good thing that I always have several bowls of prepared food in the fridge and freezer, so that way, my family don’t suffer on the days that lethargy seizes my bones.

Now that I’ve written, I feel better and can’t help wonder how many times I allowed it to beat me. Can I put a figure to the no. of times it got the better of me? I doubt if I can. However today, it’s not going to get my number anymore. Enough!

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Big Things and My Haunches…

What an interesting theme we have today for photo 101 class; ‘Big and Point of view.’

The title brings out the naughtiness in me, but I shall leave it at that 😉

There’s no problem finding big things around here. A whole lot of stuff comes in huge sizes especially the buildings, so I felt, easy-peasy, let me go and get some shots.

Where the trick lay is in the POV that asked us to crouch or lie on the ground and get some interesting angles of big things 😉

I was just a few yards short of my husband thinking that I have lost my marbles with my dodgy moves to get interesting shots and asking him to stop every few meters *he was almost at his tethers end when I felt that I had enough material, besides he had to go for important money matters 😉

I also raised a couple of Arabian eyebrows with my squatting and crouching like a Tigress about to spring a surprise 🙂

All in all, it’s been a fun assignment. I just hope we won’t have to use parachutes next.

My haunches received some good squats today 😉

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha