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If Anyone Comes (Haiku - Troiku)

Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, where our inspiration was Issa’s “O Cooling Melons”:

hito kitara kawazu to nare yo hiyashi uri

if anyone comes, … 267 more words

Ahhh... The Dog Days Are Back... Another Round

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With the gift of the past week’s cool rainy spell, we are now back to our regularly scheduled program.  Hot and humid days are back.   868 more words

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How To Pick a Watermelon

Original Article: The Best Way to Pick a Watermelon on TheKitchn

There’s a definite art to picking the very best watermelons. It involves weighing the watermelon between your hands, turning it over, and giving it a firm thwap! 191 more words



San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México

If anyone comes,
do not open the gate, child—
the melons will flee.

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher… 21 more words

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem Haiku *Issa ''O cooling melons!"*

Our source of inspiration on Carpe Diem today is a haiku, written by Kobayashi Issa:

* * *
if anyone comes,
turn into frogs,
o cooling melons! 47 more words


Construction Weary

…..So I’m in the States again, having visited my son in Newark, NJ and my daughter in College Station, Texas. Now I’m visiting my brother in Watertown, MA. 127 more words

Playing in the Rain and in the Garden

I do believe that I am a 6 year old trapped in the body of a 63 year old man. We have had a couple of good downpours today – I wish I could send some to my California friends – mixed with gentle sprinkles. 622 more words