Season’s & solstice greetings . . .

Haigaonline, vol. 12, no. 2, December 2011

I ran across this cowboy on a tour of the Kansas Flint Hills several years ago and asked him if he’d pose for a photograph outside the Cassoday Cafe where we were eating a hearty prairie breakfast.  Ironically, what drew me to ask for his picture (outside of his cowboy good looks) were his boots, which were longer than standard cowboy boots and very, very red.  But when I began looking at the shots I’d taken, it was this (bootless) one that I was drawn to and developed into a color version that hangs on a wall near my desk.  I turned it into a black-and-white haiga for Linda Papanicolaou’s Haigaonline challenge; still, I can’t stop imagining those red boots that I know are there even if no one else can see them . . .

Merry Christmas
Happy Holidays!



About Margaret Dornaus

I’m a writer and a teacher, as well as a haiku-doodler. I live in a beautiful woodland setting, surrounded by native oak forests, that inspires me to record haiku snapshots of luna moths and our resident roadrunner, and even an occasional black bear as it hightails it across the top of my road, my mongrel dog barking at its heels as I watch with wonder. My work as a travel writer has appeared in publications from The Dallas Morning News to the Robb Report. You can find examples of my travel writing–as well as excerpts from a travel memoir I’m working on–at my other WordPress site, Travelin’ On. What more than that do you need to know? Only that I started this blog with an eye toward collaboration. Got a haiku? Send it my way. . . . I’m all about new visions & voices. Best, Margaret
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4 Responses to Season’s & solstice greetings . . .

  1. sanjuktaa says:

    Totally love this image! Do you get to see such live cowboys over there? And they don’t mind being photographed? Oh…:-)
    Merry Christmas to you too, Margaret!

  2. Alegria Imperial says:

    Cowboys! You’ve breathed such reality in them in this haibun, hermana. Huge huge congrats and big bigger than my tiny arms can hold hugs for this season. Wishing you an even more productive year!

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