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dVerse — haibun — day schemes, moon dreams

  As Autumn weather cools things down in the Northern hemisphere, woodpeckers get ravenous and attack the silent suet cakes with increased vigor. Unfortunately, their enthusiasm has been more keen than usual this year as they look for tasty snacks they imagine are hiding in the wood siding of the house. They may be doing… Continue reading dVerse — haibun — day schemes, moon dreams

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Haikai Challenge #157: Autumn Equinox (Shunbun)

Autumn Equinox' Color ClockBlue globe ticks a notchgreens splash to orange and redYellow heat turns down   Equinox Set ChangeBlue mirrored ripplesOnce framed with green are now brownSwans swim a new pond   Autumn HarvestHungry red squirrelPine nuts, sunflower seeds, pears Wrens eat fat spiders   Images:orange and red leavesswansred squirrel Frank J. Tassone is… Continue reading Haikai Challenge #157: Autumn Equinox (Shunbun)

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dVerse OLN — Redemption

This tree had seen its fair share of misery long before lightning or disease disfigured it. It is unknown how old it was when Felt mansion was completed in 1928. It is known that within months of the mansion's completion Mrs. Felt died in her bedroom not 50 feet away from the tree. It is… Continue reading dVerse OLN — Redemption

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dVerse — haibun — dunewater

For those of us who live along the western edge of Michigan, the lake is in our back yards. I've never lived more than five miles from the lake (for long) as the water pulls me to it. Beyond the water though, the sand dunes act as both a buffer to any weather that comes… Continue reading dVerse — haibun — dunewater

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Doodads — Christmas in August

 The first photo shows the latest batches of Pink Brandywine tomatoes picked, ripening on and near the eastern window ledge. I set one on a saucer so you can see how big they are. They are meaty tomatoes that do not cook into mush when used. This is the first year I've planted them outside… Continue reading Doodads — Christmas in August

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dVerse — Back yard, right corner

The black locust tree umbrellas the yard behind the house except at the edges. The lawn slopes down, as the house is raised above the high water table; it makes mowing with the rider a bit tricky. At the corner itself, there is a maple tree that was transplanted early in the Spring. There is… Continue reading dVerse — Back yard, right corner

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dVerse — Haibun Monday — Now I am 6

  I turned six over fifty years ago, so there is a lot I don't remember about the day of my sixth birthday party. I do remember these four girls. My cousin, Susie, and I were inseparable as kids. She, being four and a half years older than me, was the natural leader. Back then… Continue reading dVerse — Haibun Monday — Now I am 6

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dVerse — Flower Blooms in May

In February of 2018 our department decided to use an empty suite of offices one floor up. Our intake workers, including me, had offices now instead of cubicles for the first time in a long time, with the suite accessible only by key card. Quiet and secluded is a positive when asking clients sensitive questions.… Continue reading dVerse — Flower Blooms in May

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dVerse — Meet Piet — Go Pac Go

The Pac-Man (and Ms. Pac-Man) game grid is a simple style, one of the first digital games that came out that had a sit down console. I remember back in the 1980s, the fitness club I belonged to had one of them in the juice bar/lounge area. The grid-like design of this piece reminds me… Continue reading dVerse — Meet Piet — Go Pac Go

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#Haikai Challenge (5/3/20): Flower Moon

May's Flower Moon is the last Super Moon in a series of four for the year – she saved her best for last, as the critters who were sleeping or in hibernation are now awake to appreciate her beauty. Frogs raise their voices; Turtles rest on floating logs – Silver lights each face.    … Continue reading #Haikai Challenge (5/3/20): Flower Moon