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#Haikai Challenge #146: Buck Moon

Moon's churned cream glows bright while fireflies and rabbits play; thunder's promise grows. Grazing bucks nibble clover's sweet dew as velvet blossoms. Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says: The July full moon, the Buck Moon: The next full Moon will occur on Sunday, July 5, 2020, at 12:44AM ET, and is… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #146: Buck Moon

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#FFFC 72 — A prison first

She walked along the echoing hallways from end to end from the time she woke up and until the time she laid down on her pallet in the great room of the hall. In wintertime the granite floor tiles became blocks of ice. In summertime, she laid her cheeks on their cool surface as relief… Continue reading #FFFC 72 — A prison first

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What do you see # 34 — Mother Bear

Mother Bear wandered these woods for a good hundred years. Her cubs were many and had populated the region, valleys and mountains, and beyond. Mother Bear was tired. It was time for her to rest. One day in early fall, she fell asleep under a majestic beech tree surrounded by oak and did not wake… Continue reading What do you see # 34 — Mother Bear

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#Haikai Challenge #142: firefly, lightning bug (hotaru) — language of love

  Understanding the mysteries of the language of love takes warm midsummer nights under the full moon – fireflies signal lifelong devotion     Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says: This week, write the #haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #142: firefly, lightning bug (hotaru) — language of love

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Doodads — Two Hung Low and Jeremiah

I stayed up late last night watching episodes of, "Justified," and didn't get up until almost 1 today -- say what?!  Usually there is a set routine of turning things off, turning things on, opening things, closing things, etc.  Not this morning, er, afternoon.  First thing was opening up the bedroom door to look at… Continue reading Doodads — Two Hung Low and Jeremiah

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Doodads — 5/15/20

I've been working out in the yard a lot these past days.  So many things to report!   Other news:  One of the bluebird houses is.... occupied by bluebirds!  I moved a couple houses around and one of them is off by itself.  I couldn't be any happier to see them.  Trillers have bullied them… Continue reading Doodads — 5/15/20

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Haikai Challenge #138 (5/9/20): fawn (kanoko) and dVerse OLN 051420

i Pit stop trailside, I Walk through the tall grass, then squat – Soft brown eyes meet mine. Tan fur, curled and spotted, rests. My bizness done, we part ways.   ii Mother looks both ways, crosses country road at dusk – fawns dawdle after. She shows the way through the fence And where to… Continue reading Haikai Challenge #138 (5/9/20): fawn (kanoko) and dVerse OLN 051420

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Spring Housekeeping

One of the house sliders is open to the air today. I walked out to the mailbox and once again looked at the fence post falling backward near the road, bluebird box attached. Another reminder to get this and the other three ready for their annual visitors. I came inside and found two screwdrivers; one… Continue reading Spring Housekeeping