Category Archives: birds

Exchanging wonder

I’ve encountered deer face to face, almost nose to nose, bear, raccoon, and other wild life, and each meeting is a curious thrill, a wonder at the differences between animals, birds, fish, and mortals … EXCHANGING WONDER a bird bangs … Continue reading

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3-Bird Haiku

Chickadees, juncos, nuthatches, all familiar at our feeder, with woodpeckers and others. I keep the nut-feeder going all year (inaccessible to squirrels), but discontinue the seeds for the summer … a pair of towhees at the feeder                            maples in flower … Continue reading

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When one Sparrow Falls

This month’s birth flowers are the violet and the common primrose; birthstone is the amethyst, which symbolizes piety, humility, spiritual wisdom, and sincerity, all quiet attributes for what is essentially a quiet month though it includes Black History Month, Food … Continue reading

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3 Ocean Haiku

I live on an island so the ocean has an influence on my life, and the lives of those around me. The creek that runs nearby, the birds on the beaches, even aerial traffic, they are all part of our … Continue reading

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The Annual

It’s the time of year when birds are migrating, trees change colour as they stop storing sugar to begin their resting time. It’s also the season of storms, power-cuts, and other seasonal joys … THE ANNUAL I bend and hear … Continue reading

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4 Artefacts senryu

When we travel we seem to see so many old buildings, castles, churches, houses, or artefacts out in the open. It’s fascinating to see how they are placed, what happens around or in them, whether flocks of birds, or waving … Continue reading

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Take Off

Occasionally I dream that I’m flying, like Icarus who was so sure he could reach the sun. I don’t go that far, but my dream takes me high and then … lets me down … Is this your experience? TAKE … Continue reading

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