Posted in Haiku

Missing Summer

Umbrella in the rain watercolor by Leona J. Atkinson

News dampens spirits,

Is the weather mimicking?

Summer has vanished

Haiku

It’s July 2nd and in my area of the Pacific Northwest we are experiencing what I feel is a late start to good ol’ summertime.

The weather has been very changeable, quite like the daily news reports.

We’ve had a few warm days but not many and it seems more like Spring to me instead of Summer, as each day I awaken to gloomy cloudy skies, chilly temps and occasional rain sprinkling, this can put a damper on one’s spirit quite like the morning news reports often do lately.

Sigh. Oh where, oh where has my beloved Summer gone? Has she vanished with all our other normalcy?

I hope not. I hope she returns soon. I miss her sunny smile and gentle hugs of warmth.

How’s the weather where you reside? Are you experiencing the same, or does Summer alive and active in your area?

Posted in Senryu

Daisy Day

Group of white daises blooming in the sunshine

Sitting there alone

I spy a group of cheery faces

Peeking up at me

Senryu

Just can’t be sad when there’s a bunch of cheerful daisies surrounding you. 😊

Posted in Senryu

Celebrating

Hello Summer graphic

Summer’s finally here!

The time I wait for all year!

Its been a long day

Senryu

First day of Summer is the longest day of the year and at noon on this day your shadow is at its shortest.

Long day- Short shadow- Summer’s something to celebrate I think! 😃

Posted in August 2019, Cinquain

Cloudy Days

Clouds

Promises

Of sunny days

Dissolve as the dark clouds linger.

Each day summer’s warmth is cut short

It seems.

Cinquain

This summer we have not seen many sunny warm days.

The weather has been usually cool and even rainy.

Our fruit and vegetables have been aching for sunshine in order to ripen.

Each day I check the Weather App and smile as it tells me the high will be 80-85 and then as the day progresses my smile fades as the sun stays hidden and the temp doesn’t rise as predicted.

I keep hoping though that one of these days I will see summer arise again!

Posted in August 2019, Senryu

Friday Night Fun

Family pic

Family and friends

Gathering in the town square

Summertime fun

Senryu

Grand-daughter, her boyfriend and I enjoyed a fun night of music in the park and a Classic Car Show. Grand-daughter brought her ‘85 RX-7 to show off 🙂 and we got to listen to our favorite country music singer too. I love Summer!!

Posted in August 2019, Tanka

Afternoon Reverie

Adirondack lavender chairs beneath trees
Original photo taken at Linfield College-2019-Adirondack lavender chairs beneath trees by Leona J. Atkinson

Enjoying summer in

Lavender adirondacks

Warmth of the sunshine

Seeps through ancient tree’s canopy

Ministering to my soul

Tanka

(Visited the college today to get my books for the Fall semester and decided to take a walk around campus since it was such a nice day. Saw these lavender chairs and had to stop to rest in them.😊)