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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    2. Hope all is well Sandy.

      Yes, we are living in the city right now, about 80,000 pop. so not too big. It's lovely here on the Island, so much to see. Need rain though, it hasn't rained for weeks.

      How is your summer going? Do you have a big garden this year? πŸŒžπŸπŸŒΌπŸ˜†

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    3. It is going way too fast! I am already seeing signs of autumn.
      No garden this year, but lots of flowers.

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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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    1. Thanks so much, Sandy! After living 44 years in a house with only sunrises, we are sure enjoying the sunsets off the deck.

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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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    1. 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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  9. at least you have that beautiful sunset@

    Adelaide

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    1. That is for sure! The sun is going down right now. I'd better check to see what it looks like.

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  10. I saw this and remembered black flies. But it is so beautiful. I visit your blog usually with my tablet but I have a hard time leaving comments with it. Just so you know I do visit.

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    1. I haven't done a lot with my blog this summer, but intend to get back to business soon. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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