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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

22 comments:

  1. i love that pop of red in the photo - wish we had cardinals out here. I feel for you. I was reading about the third one and thinking of the people having to deal with it.
    Hopefully it will melt quick and be over for you. We are having rain storms and snow at the end of the week. Love your haiku.

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    1. The snow is going quickly. We are due to have a bit more next week, but nothing like the last two storms.

      What is your brightest bird? We have lots of cardinals, and scarlet tanagers in the woods. When I first came to Maine, cardinals hadn't moved this far north.

      I just looked at the range map. They are in Arizona, so don't give up hope of seeing them there.

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    2. Hi Sandy - brightest bird that I get in my yard would be the Western Tanager. I use to get orioles but not that much anymore. I get Northern flickers with their beautiful reddish.orange feathers near their tail. We get house finches - males have red on them but nothing like the male cardinal! Glad you snow is going quickly. Tonight we will get an inch - that's about it and I hope their prediction is right. Higher mountains will be a lot more. We are at about 5000 feet and our highest mountains like Big Bear and Green Valley lake will definitely see a lot of snow. We have had lots of rain though. Southern California needs it so bad.

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    3. I just looked up the western tanager. That is a bright one! So glad you are getting the rain you needed.

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    4. and more rain coming tomorrow - supposedly a lot. In the burn areas west of Los Angeles they said they are expect 10 to 15 inches and telling people to get ready to evacuate.

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    5. Good luck! Rain can be scary, when it comes down in amounts like that.

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  2. Such lovely color in the midst of so much white and gray. We too have had a deep winter. However, the meadowlarks are back; heard our first yesterday. lovely lovely photos and verse as always.

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    1. Some of them are brighter than others. This was must be fairly young. Have you seen the photo of the bright yellow one floating around on FB?

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  3. Beautiful photos and a lovely Haiku Sandy!!!
    Love that crimson red cardinal...wow!!!
    Hope your weather settles down now...enough is enough!!!

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    1. Thanks!
      We are back to clear and cold for the weekend. The temperature tonight is supposed to be 7º. The sun is melting the snow, though. I noticed this morning that I can see the new growth on the chives again.

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  4. this is a hard time to have winter storms..... at the end of winter and nearing spring.

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    1. You are right about that. The snow is so heavy to shovel in March. I did note that it was perfect for a snowman this last storm, but didn't see any appear in the neighborhood.

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  5. You have lots of snow there! So pretty with the cardinal in the first little shot!
    We are all hoping to see spring soon, but our temperatures are going down too!

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    1. This year we have more than usual in March due to a line up of nor'easters. Even with all the snow I can see Spring coming in the trees and bushes.

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  6. Absolutely exquisite photography ~ divine! and lovely haiku ~

    Happy Saturday,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. My Saturday has started off quite well! I just came in from walking and the sun is shining. You have a good weekend, too!

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  7. Oops....my comment went "poof"!!! I will try again.

    Gorgeous photo but it is definitely time for you to have a break down there. What a wild winter of weather you've had, based on the weather reports I've seen.

    Gorgeous photos as usual. It's a treat to see your latest!

    Have a lovely weekend. Put on the soup pot and stay warm!!! LOL

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    1. Soup does sound good1 Thanks for stopping by, Geraldine. I hope you have all your site problems taken care of. BTW, are you going to France?

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  8. Thank you for your comment, and yes, we are back in snow today after two brief days of spring with the ladybirds and bumblebee. What a lovely blog you have of words and image. I would so *love* to see a Red Cardinal, but we don't have them here in the UK, alas.

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    1. You do have some lovely birds that I wish I could see, though. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  9. Thanks for visiting again and enjoying the Shadow Shot ~ I am tired of snow, winter and cold ~ yet it is what it is ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  10. Lovely photographs and haiku.

    All the best Jan

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