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A Well Punctuated Butterfly

The UK is currently sweltering in a “heatwave”, we really are not used to hot sunny summers. Whilst this might not be nice weather for ducks, it is the sort of weather enjoyed by butterflies. 402 more words


Rare Discovery #haiku #nature #photography

mezurashi ya   yama wo ide ha no   natsu nasubi

how rare!
on leaving the mountain
the first eggplant


For moments you peak

before sun’s heat dries your skin… 18 more words


how cool!

how cool!
up to the summer wall
midday nap

Carpe Diem #523 Basho (5), ”How Rare!”


Summer jog (haibun) CPHK # 523, Basho (5) "How Rare"

I rarely have the opportunity or privilege (I should really say) of dining with a colleague from work.  Since we work on a 24 hour crisis line, our breaks are never together.  411 more words


How Rare! (Haibun)

Everyone knows what corn on the cob looks like.  Perfect golden kernels in perfect golden rows, right? 

Not so much. 

I love to peel the husks from Pennsylvania sweet corn – the scent of fresh corn bursts into the air, and you can’t help but smile.  209 more words


Agave in bloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California

how rare the sight—
yellow blossoms brushing
the sky with light

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher… 14 more words

Sky Watch Friday

Weekly Photo Challenge: CONTAINERS, 2

Then there’s a box of stone unexpectedly containing — flowers!

It makes me think of a famous haiku by Basho:

The temple bell stops. 9 more words