Posted in Cinquain

Anticipating

Chairs set up in the yard ready for summertime visitors

Waiting,

For summertime.

Looking for the sunshine

To chase away the dull gray days

Of life.

Cinquain

July 5th and it’s still cloudy, gloomy, chilly weather outside. We are ready for some warm, sunny days, but still waiting for summer weather to arrive. Hope it does soon.

Posted in Haiku

Blazing Banner

Blazing summer sunset in Oregon-June 2020
Sunset June 2020

Across the heavens

Stretches a banner of fire

Blazing summer sun

Haiku

All day I enjoyed the presence and the heat of the Summer Sun that has once again visited my area in the Pacific Northwest. I love summer and sunshine!

Last night that summer sun left us in a blaze of fiery red, orange and yellow glory, stretching across the western horizon like a banner. It was amazing to see the beauty of it!

I was able to capture it with my cell phone camera but the picture just doesn’t show the full depth of its intense color.

Posted in Choka

Welcome Summertime!

Welcome Summertime yard windmill

Twenty Two days since

June arrived to bring us

Summertime again

How long we have waited

Anticipating

The sunshine to greet us

Each morning we woke

And now in the midst of it

We treasure each moment

Choka

Posted in Choka

Summertime Saturdays

Freshly cut grass lawn

Sound of a lawnmower

The smell of freshly cut grass

Childhood memories

Of summertime mornings

And Saturday chores

Mom cleaning the whole house

Dad working in the yard

Me trying in vain to sleep in

Cus my sheets gotta be washed

Choka

Thursday is usually the day the landscapers cut the grass here in the complex where I live. Since today was a warm sunny day ( in the 70’s) I was outside tending to my plants and experienced that smell of freshly cut grass, which I love, and it also brought back some childhood memories of summertime Saturdays. 😊

Posted in Haiku, July 2019

Garden Graces

Tiny yellow flowers blooming in garden

Cheerful tiny blooms

A scattering of yellow

Birds plant flower seeds

Haiku

Not sure how these pretty little yellow blooms came to be here in my garden, as I didn’t plant them, perhaps the birds carried some seeds and dropped them here. I am not sure if they are weeds or flowers, but I am enjoying the sight of them as they add a bit of color to my otherwise non blooming garden area right now.

Posted in June 2019, Triolet

Intermission Time

Suitcase

I’m going on vacation

Bags are packed, ready to go

Plans made, work is done

I’m going on vacation

Looking foward to fun

Expectations high, doubts are low

I’m going on vacation

Bags are packed, ready to go

Triolet

Isn’t it great when we can plan and take a vacation?

Whether is just an overnight stay, a few days away or just a day trip it’s an exciting time.

The planning and packing sometimes are better than the trip itself because of the adrenaline rush they bring into our life.

Something new awaits us!

We are leaving our comfort zone and venturing out into the unknown, anticipating good results!

It’s summer, time for vacations, pack up, go make memories that you can savor when the chilly winds of fall arrive in your life and winter knocks on your door with her icy fingers.

Even if everything doesn’t go as planned you will still be able to look back and be thankful that you took time to take a break and enjoy life!

Posted in August 2018, Haiku

Floral Abundance

Abundance of flowers

Summertime scents

A feast for the the senses

Bushels of color

Haiku

While on a walk this evening I saw this beautiful amazing yard filled with flowers everywhere! It was just bursting with color and fragrance. I had to stop and snap a pic of one of the “bushels” of flowers.