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Monday, February 20, 2017

winter haiku -snowmelt


late winter day
sunshine and snowmelt~
the first sap buckets

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  1. The change, nifty. _m
    __ A warming smile forward, Sandy; as the tree's blood starts to flow, their buds begin to redden.

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    1. There are lots signs of spring already. We saw two place with buckets on the maples on Monday. Also, there is a lot more bird activity.

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  2. I love the photo - I thought immediately of a snowman's belly button (or 2....)! Soon enough the sap will run in New England. Our temps have been spring-like, but I know not to be fooled.

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    1. Hey, it is running already! Except for the huge snowbanks in the yard, it feels spring like by mid day. David is lunching on the deck already.

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  3. It's a lovely photo, Sandy!
    Our snow is gone, replaced with mud, temperature has been rising continually these last days. But I'm sure, winter hasn't said its last word yet! :)

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    1. The photo was taken two years ago. That year we were buried in snow. This year, not so bad.
      I am sure we are not out of the woods (snowy) yet, but the next 10 days look to be above average and nice.

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  4. Beautiful photo and a lovely haiku Sandy...๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’Ÿ

    Thank You~

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    1. Thanks so much, Jan! Nice to see you here!

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  5. Wonderful haiku and what an amazing photo to accompany it, a perfect pairing. I love early spring.๐Ÿ˜„

    I'm starting my third haiku eBook this week, thanks for your kind words re: my haiku poems to date. I love this poetry form.

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    1. I deleted the first one. Do you have flowers yet? When we lived in the PNW, February was quite nice. So glad to hear that you are writing poems again. I counted up how many friends I still have online from that haiku group we all used to belong to. Can you believe that was 10 years ago?

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    2. Amazing, how time flies.

      Yes, the crocus and daffodils are just starting to come up, here on the Island. What a beautiful sight.๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒž

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  6. PS Ooops...I thought my first comment went pooooof, now there's 2, make that 3 with this one.

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    1. I can't believe how quickly the snow is going since we had the last big storm. Not that I am complaining!

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  8. Such a lovely photo Sandy.
    Today feels like serious winter with non-stop snow, squalls, wind and drama, so fun to watch.

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    1. Tammie, it has been warm here for the last week. Today is foggy, and will reach almost 60ยบ. I like to watch snow squalls, too. That is, if we are not out on the highway.

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  9. I love the beauty and simplicity of this photo! Your words are beautiful also.

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