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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

august haiku






 filling the birdbath
this steamy august morning
a green darner lands


out of the night
the mockingbird sings
night songs


a gentle rain falls
on  this late summer morning
goldfinches don't mind

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

butterflies

we have a new crop of milkweed
thanks to all the rain last week
I am seeing two or three
 monarch butterflies
 every day


lots of beetles, too


even some swallowtails 




Monday, July 9, 2018

black eyed susans


while some of the wildflowers wilted
in last week's heat
the black eyed susans 
stood tall

we live in a small circle of houses
with an open area and a pond
I often take wildflower photos 
in the grass and in the
wild area around the water

the mowing crew the association uses
came to do the grass a couple of days ago
I was delighted to see that the 
clump of flowers below had been mowed
around instead of over!
 



Thursday, May 17, 2018

solitary sandpiper


we had a visitor to our little pond 
this week 
I originally thought it was 
 shore bird
but one of my birder friends 
told me it was a solitary sandpiper
you can read about them here



Sunday, May 6, 2018

early May hailku


spring has finally arrived in Maine
I have put away my snow shovel and brought out my gardening tools
the yard is full of birdsong and the sound of children at play




morning fog
a flash of orange
new leaves


 early May
 trees dress for summer
the oriole's song


Thursday, April 26, 2018

haiku- walk

this haiku is from several years ago



a morning walk
through pine scented woods
thoughts streaming

Monday, April 16, 2018

small things from the sewing room


 more macro practice
this time
 from my sewing room
I love the way
the glass headed pins look
the wool pincushion photographed well, too
it is a fair isle square my daughter made for me
many years ago






Friday, April 6, 2018

another moon haiku


setting the table
I catch a glimpse of the moon
supper might be late


another shot from earlier in the week
a mist in the air blurred the moon

Monday, March 26, 2018

haiku for spring



pink geraniums 
glow in the late afternoon light 
a robin on the rail



the buds came first
 of course

this shot was taken a few days ago





Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

haiku - middle march


 middle  March
blizzard winds howl ~
a snowball bush blooms

 

we are having our third nor'easter 
in as many weeks
the birds are anxious for spring
and so am I