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a haiku – wait nope. wait yes.

a haiku – wait nope. wait yes.

i was going to write you a springtime haiku to go along with a photo i took today, but wordpress isn’t letting me upload the photo.

instead, i’ll tell you about my brilliantly productive memorial day weekend so far.

saturday:

  1. pulled all the minitrees and weeds out of my flower bed. this took 3-4 hours.
  2. sprayed the weeds around my house.
  3. cleaned up around the edging near my entry way.
  4. cut down the dying shrubbery trees out of my flower bed
  5. supervised as nate yanked the stumps out with the truck
  6. clapped in delight when it worked
  7. spread 20 bags of mulch in the flowerbed
  8. took brush, trees, and stumps to the avon compost site
  9. went to walmart and bought 2 hydrangeas to replace the gross (now dead) shrubs
  10. planted them
  11. admired my work. i was out there from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. with a lunch and supper break!
  12. watched john wick

sunday:

  1. went for a 3 mile run at 10 a.m. (i know; surprisingly early!)
  2. picked up a geranium on the way to pick up mom from st. johns
  3. met rae at the cemetery and visited grandma and grandpa
  4. went to red lobster for lunch
  5. went to target with mom
  6. dropped off mom at st. john’s
  7. took a nap
  8. mowed the lawn
  9. went SUPping
  10. stalked a loon
  11. went for a 2nd 3-mile run (training for ragnar sunset)
  12. drank a margarita while i tried to get a fire going. it didn’t go.
  13. now it’s too late to watch john wick II. maybe tomorrow

tomorrow i clean the house (it’s supposed to rain) and make some millionaire shortbread.

well, whaddya know! my image uploaded. took this on my run this evening.

light reflected back

no crops yet; but frogs and birds

ruts hold the story

halloween haiku

halloween haiku

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moon, skeleton trees
creepy crawlies, ghosts, and such
tis the witching hour
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glowing orange pumpkins
scowls, evil carvings from flesh
ward off lurking ghouls
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october again
cooler, crisper, sharper air
summer season closed
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for all hallow’s eve
opening doors to strangers
trusting holiday

septober

septober

a haiku.
darkness falls early
sucking summertime warmth, light
leaves: yellow tinges
(i love this time of year, but dang if i don’t miss the sunlight. not looking forward to SAD.)

from: http://www.tntnphotos.com/2014/06/autumn-leaves-2/
from: http://www.tntnphotos.com/2014/06/autumn-leaves-2/

DST: a haiku

DST: a haiku

daylight saving time
pushing light to the day’s end
i will give up sleep
 
(i bought my dad a martha stewart cookie cookbook a couple years ago for christmas. i’m thinking of borrowing it from him and making all the cookies in it for him throughout the year for his bday. i wonder how many recipes are in the book…)

in like a lion?

in like a lion?

welcome march!
unfortunately, it was snowing today and the day got colder as it went on, so i’m calling this one entering like a lion. the average high for this day is mid 30s. something’s weird here.
just the idea of spring is the only thing i can hold onto right now. get past all the muddy, mucky, melty stage, and just thinking about the little hints of green everywhere…what is that even like anymore? i see pictures, but it’s been too long. all i want to do is smell the earth, see the green, and feel the sun. let go winter; let go.
a haiku:
in like a lion
welcome overstayed, winter
let’s get our green on

seasons

seasons

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i’m not making up a new season. i’m giving a name to something that already exists: sprummer.
it’s the last two weeks of may and first couple weeks of june, when spring’s already sprung but summer’s not yet summed. everything’s green and chlorophylly, but the weather’s still in the 70s and perfect. the sun stays up late and gets up early, plants are breaking free of the soil, and the last remnants of cold in the earth are gone.
a haiku:
green, warm sprummertime
winter: distant memory
hold tight; it’s fleeting.
 

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