Category Archives: haiku

Haiku, Bird and Owls

A young friend of mine is writing a Haiku a Day for January. I loved this one that she posted this morning and have her permission to share it with you. I love the alliteration and the mind picture of the birds tugging the dawn awake – delightful. Thank you, N and for the photo.

Early morning mauve
sky brightens; tugged alert by
boisterous beaks of birds

Bird on a branch Photo taken by Natalie Doig

More birds – some lovely owls on a tin that came at Christmas full of delicious biscuits, now, sadly, all gone! Thanks, S.

Biscuit tin



Calvin and Hobbes, Wheelbarrow and Roots

I was looking for a birthday card in the store in Mum’s bureau today and came across this that I had cut out of the paper aeons ago. I love it!dscn8999

We have a new wheelbarrow!

I have brought the Hyacinths out of the fuse cupboard as they have brilliant root growth, mostly. Now in the light, the tops should develop and I should have Hyacinth flowers for my birthday, New Year’s Eve.dscn8998


Posted by on November 29, 2016 in Beauty, haiku, nature, Photography, Postaday 2016


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Weekly Photo Challenge – Kiss

Kiss is the Challenge _

Too intimate for photos.

Nature’s kisses! Done!


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Iris, Cinquain Challenge and A Vegetarian Supper

1  Outside the Co-op were bunches of flowers with this beautiful Iris among them.

Iris among the Co-op flowers

2  It’s such fun to have a post ‘liked’ by someone and to discover another gem! Lilli, whom you will find  here, reminded me of the poet Adelaide Crapsey and showed me her beautiful poem, November Night. This reminded me of some of the English lessons I used to teach about the Haiku and other syllable counted poems. Adelaide Crapsey invented the Cinquain, a five line poem which she felt suited the rhythms of English/American better than the Japanese forms.

The Cinquain follows the pattern of 2,4,6,8,2 syllables in its 5 lines and I decided to try one right now as I watch Mr S mow the lawn for what is probably the last time this year.

Looking Out of my Open Window

Green grass,

Last mow this year.

Smelling fresh and Spring-like

Although being Winter-readied.

Smart lawn.

Fancy trying your hand at one? Let’s see how many we can get in and I’ll make a special post for them!

Beautifully mown lawn

3   A delicious vegetarian dish created by The Hairy Bikers:

Peppers with Mushrooms and Halloumi


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