Friday, June 9, 2017

a spring haiku from Maine


this cool spring evening
a glorious sunset and
black flies

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  1. ___ I remember those of wood, now I think their made of metal; spring evenings outside were the times to get the picker-rakes ready for the summer harvests. Nifty! _m

    blueberry rake
    replace the broken tines
    harvest thoughts

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    1. I remember the wooden rakes! Does that age us?
      Neat haiku!

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  2. That is one amazing scene Sandy.😊

    Not many flies here on Vancouver Island . I don't miss them but Mr. Cheddar does.😽

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    1. Yes, I guess he would miss them. Are you living in the city?

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  3. Beautiful Haiku and the image is gorgeous Sandy!!!

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    1. After living in a place where we rarely saw sunset set color, I am still amazed to see it so often from the deck of our new house. I could live without the flies, though.

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  4. lovely as can be
    except for the black flies
    are they the sort that bite?

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  5. Thanks, yes blackflies bite! They also swarm in great clouds, so a person is often seen doing whatever they are doing with one hand, and batting at the flies with the other.

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    1. Sounds similar to mosquitoes which I also have in the cabin, ugh. I have to sleep under a mosquito canopy.

      I have never experienced black flies here, but I did one place I live in Calif. We had 3 types of biting flies. Basically I had no company in summer.

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    2. I didn't realize they were in the West. This is the first summer we have noticed them in town.

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  6. I envy those who can see the sunsets from their deck! Lucky you. I don't think i've ever lived anywhere that i don't have to drive somewhere out in the open to see a sunset. I'm in the mountains and when i drive to Rim Highway i can see them but in my yard the trees are too dense. Love the image and your haiku.

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  7. lovely sunset! Here it would be midges rather than blackflies.

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  8. I had to laugh a little this poem...spending more time outdoors now that I'm retired and don't have to spend so many hours on the computer with on-line classes...I'd forgotten about the "joys" of black flies!

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  9. They have eased off here a bit. Black flies are one of the few things I don't care for in Maine!

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