origami cranes

wishes folded into wings

golden thoughts take flight


Joining in with Ronovan’s haiku challenge.

his prompt words this week are CRANE and GOLD.

serendipity as I discover that the crane is considered a sacred bird in Japan and wishes will be granted to those who fold one thousand origami cranes. I have taken a photo of an origami crane left at a shrine which I will add to this post on my return.

at the moment I can only post photos which I have taken on the iPad.

and it is my birthday today! What a happy day, off to see a Japanese garden and art museum here in Fukuoka before flying to Tokyo.

update: after posting the above, we visited a Japanese garden in Fukuoka and on entry we were given an origami crane for longevity! How magical is that! Can you see the crane in the picture?

35 responses to “Crane

  1. A nice pulling together of the two. I like this.

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  2. Oooh! Pretty. I really like this. Also…

    *iii* Happy Birthday *iii*

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  4. Hope you had a wonderful birthday Daffy, I love the coincidence with the origami crane, the prompt words wer perfect for you thi week, as your haiku was lovely! πŸ™‚

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  5. I liked the haiku. Seems I should be wishing you a happy birthday too πŸ™‚

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  6. Happy Birthday – was this planned as a birthday trip? Your haiku made me think of Qigong – there are several moves involving the crane

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    • Yes it was planned as a b’day trip. So thrilled the haiku reminds you of Qigong. I did a workshop once years ago and would love to do more. Thanks for the prompt, I wonder if there is any happening in West Dorset, will have to check that out when I get back. This holiday is wonderful, but the schedule relentless, very little time for quiet reflection, I’m sure a spot of Qigong would have helped immensely.


  7. Happy birthday, Sandra. Wonderful post. Just love the haiku.

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  8. “Happy Birthday.” I like the idea of golden origami cranes. Not sure if the origami birds I used to make were cranes.

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  9. Murtagh's Meadow


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  10. Happy birthday, should have recognized a fellow Scorpion! Have a great day. Xx

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  11. Happy birthday! Great haiku too x

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  12. Happy birthday! Enjoy your trip.

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  13. What a gorgeous haiku!
    Have the most wonderful birthday. πŸ™‚

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  14. Happy birthday to you,
    Happy birthday to you.
    Happy birthday dear Sandra-
    Happy birthday to you!
    Enjoy every moment of it.
    Melissa Xx

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