portrait of purity


lovely young lady

sixteen-year-old Cecelia

graceful hand strokes pet

white ermine protects maiden

of Leonardo’s portrait



source: wikipedia


Link to Ramblings of a Writer tanka challenge: lady & portrait


purity (boy or girl?)

Anticipating new grandchild and contemplating “purity” theme at CDHK.

photo by Ladd

photo by Ladd

promise of new life

a singular affection

robins’ nest treasure

bathe with sea water

birth in gritty suffering

shell’s precious jewel

dreamstime image

dreamstime image