Friday, March 23, 2012

Haiku My Heart

Miner and his mule
In search of silver and gold
Hoping for riches

Seeking adventure
Looking for prosperity
But often found none.

Soon value is found
Finding what is real and true
Loyalty and friendship.

The miner and his mule are Stinky and Bernadine.  They are a reminder of the exciting past Virginia City once had.  A delightful man with a wonderful sense of humor and tales to tell.

Thanks be to God!


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  1. Beautiful photos, beautiful words. A peaceful setting. Makes me wonder how life was mining, or just living with your mules while plying that particular trade. I know I didn't spend enough time out west. I'll need to return sooner than expected.


  2. I loved the way you concluded.. beautiful..


  3. Awesome photo presentation ~ and haiku is done well ~ lovely ~enjoy the weekend ~ namaste, CArol ^_^

  4. Love these triplet of haiku. They are touchy and very spiritual. I love how you write your haiku.
    (By the way ... what a wonderful background you have on your blog)

  5. How fun to spend some time with such a character !
    Thanks for sharing him with us today. Happy Friday !

  6. it is the perfect day when we discover the true gifts in life,
    may this day be one of those for each of us!

  7. Richness is a state of mind, found in the heart and soul. A terrific haiku and I like your collage.

  8. A haiku story!
    The last line says it all♥♥♥

  9. Yet another beautiful Haiku framed with those beautiful pictures!!!

    You have an amazingly blessed weekend sweetie!!! :o)

  10. Looks like a great historic place!

  11. simpler times that weren't so simple..
    the truths of life remain consistent.

  12. Ah, being a native Californian with our gold fields nearby to Virginia City, I appreciate your history story in words and pictures.

  13. Your photos and haiku tell a wonderful tale - makes me curious to this man and his stories... enjoy your weekend!

  14. What a fun post! Gotta love Stinky and his mule!
    I enjoyed the progression of your haikus, very much!

  15. Great shots. With a name like "Stinky" you need a pleasing personality and sense of humor.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

  16. Their names and your haiku make me curious. Guess theirs is a wonderful tale. And I love old!

  17. OK ... I will not ask who is Stinky and who is Bernadine. Did the miner really smell bad?

    Great post as always Cathy. Thank you. Great music too ... the music always keeps me here longer until the song finishes.

    God bless.


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