Posted in Haiku, November 2019

Fall’s First Frost

Frost on ground and on a flower

Ground is frosty white

Squirrel scurrying for acorns

Hither, thither, yon

Haiku

Posted in November 2018, Syllabic Verse

Squirrel’s Storehouse

Backyard Planter

Squirrel scampering

Hiding acorns ‘neath

The slumbering vine

Truckload of treasures

Delivers in Winter

Syllabic Verse

🍁The pesky squirrel is back and digging in my plants burying his treasures. He’s cute but I don’t like the fact that he digs in my plants to store his food for winter. 🍂😩

Posted in April 2018, Haibun, NaPoWriMo 2018

Heritage Place Theatre

Patio

View and listen to

Daily live performances

From the patio

Life at Heritage Place offers peaceful activity.

The large green yard filled with trees and blooming bushes is a perfect stage for local wildlife to gather and perform daily.

Every morning I open my blinds to reveal some new activity outside my window.

Perhaps the pesky squirrel sits poised, picture perfect, holding a peanut that the generous neighbor upstairs tossed down from her deck. She enjoys Mr Squirrel’s antics on stage and applauds him by throwing nuts instead of flowers. I would much prefer she fed the birds instead.

The Matinee yesterday featured a rather large raven splashing in the Birdbath, happily washing away winter’s dust. As I drew near to capture a picture of him sitting there, feathers shining blue in the sun, he chose to fly away before the camera could focus.

My camera and I often have many such “Camera Shy” encounters with the backyard birds, especially the Collared Dove Family. They are a skittish sort. Oh, that they were they more willing to sit and pose as Mr Squirrel does.

Towards evening the stage fills with a symphony of birdsong in the trees. A chorus of Sparrows, Robins, Chickadees,Towhees, Jays, Ravens, and Crows entertain with the Dove headlining.

As the sun lowers to meet the earth, the blinds close once again on nature’s stage just a few footsteps away from my door and I give thanks to my Creator for another day of life.

NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 12

Today, we’d like to challenge you specifically to write a haibun that takes in the natural landscape of the place you live. It may be the high sierra, dusty plains, lush rainforest, or a suburbia of tiny, identical houses – but wherever you live, here’s your chance to bring it to life through the charming mix-and-match methodology of haibun

Posted in Choka, February 2018

Tragedy

Wanted poster for Camilla thief

Tearful eyes speaking

“Goodbye my Camellia

Fairest flower of red.

Before us you were wisked

Away by a thief,

A mischievious marauder

Living in a tree

Near your fragrant scarlet blooms.

His greed became your demise.”

Choka

I just saw that pesky gray Squirrel who is a frequent visitor to my yard snatch a beautiful red blossom off my new Camilla plant I just bought!

As I watched, frozen in horror, he scurried up the tree to sit on a branch munching on it for his mid morning snack.

Posted in January 2018, Narrative, Rhyme

Squirrel Saga Continues

Squirrel in bird feeder eating seeds

Mr. Gray Squirrel is back today

Eating from the feeder like it’s okay

“You’re a funny looking bird” I say

My comment causes him no dismay

“Mighty fine sunflower seeds” says he

“Quite worth my trip down the tree”

“Ah yes, but not meant for you” says me

With a smile and nod, away he does flee

Narrative/Rhyme

To Be Continued….I imagine