This week's prompt for One Deep Breath is Close Up (Close, Closer, Closest). Writing haiku is much more difficult than it would seem at first glance, but I so enjoy the challenge and the stumbling steps I'm taking with it. I may just add a haiku *how-to* book to my Xmas list this year. Santa always appreciates a suggestion or two! Also on my list this year is a macro lens for my camera; I've offered to pitch in to Santa's fund with the extra $ I make teaching... we'll see if Santa is feeling very generous this year.
I've posted this dragonfly and lotus pic before, but it is one of my absolute favorites - a happy accident from beside the pond - and especially nice to look at now that the fish and plants are asleep for the season.