Sunday, January 14, 2018

winter haiku

cheeky mockingbird
looks up from lunch

when I first came to Maine
the mockingbirds were not here
then, as the climate changed,
the ystarted coming in March and
leaving in the fall
for the past five years, I have been
seeing them here in town, and even in the city of Portland
this,I make noise, clicking sounds or just talking
on this day
he was lunching on rosehips when I got  to the mailbox
my neighbor came to the box and as we talked the mockingbird 
appeared to be listening
so funny!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

frankie and grayson

the photo above was taken 
after a soft and gentle storm
last week
called Frankie
the one behind was taken the morning
after Grayson
quite a difference

I am not much on blizzards,
or bomb cyclones
but I do like the textures they leave behind
how about you?

Saturday, December 30, 2017

new year haiku

another chance to 
keep those resolutions
we had a dusting of snow yesterday
so the yard still looks pretty
this haiga is from 2009
and I am still trying to get it right

fresh snow today~
clean slate

Sunday, December 24, 2017

christmas music

This is an old haiku
from the days when I lived in the country
walked in the woods 
Christmas morning
and sometimes not
the chickadees were always with me

joyful notes resound
chickadees sing overhead
Christmas in the woods

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


I accidentally deleted 255 
photos yesterday from
my blog storage!

Instead of trying to replace them,
I have decided to make a new start.
As one of my good friends says,
live and learn!

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

december haiku

we are in to December 
and it is just beginning to feel cold
I am starting to notice 
wintery things
darkness before supper
frosty mornings
and winter birds

a morning walk
finds ice on the pond
snow buntings