Four days of torture: Seventy-two holes of golf. It’s just The Open! The Open Golf Championship is the big event of the year for UK golfers, and of course, since the sport started here, it’s the only Open Championship that
Wimbledon’s over; Green lawns and strawberries gone – Djokovic the champ! I was spoiled for choice on my haiku subjects in the last few weeks. The UK tennis highlight is over, and a new champ crowned to fit my haiku.
On Midsummer’s Day, Druids greet the Stonehenge dawn. Let’s all celebrate! Actually, I apologise: the druids do their stuff on the longest day – June 21st – and not Midsummer. I’ve never known a satisfactory explanation for Midsummer not being
Many kinds of grief: From raw, ripped desolation To empty snuggles. An observation rather than a reflection of my current state. I didn’t want to post this one last week because of the free days for Bravo Victor. But I
It’s a sad release; Victor crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He’s well again now. I don’t generally mention the guinea pigs on my blog, but of course Victor’s book is Bravo Victor and I never thought he’d live to see its
May is nearly done – Young birds fill lush trees and grass. Nearly flaming June. I was doing something near the fat balls I hang out for the birds when a young Great Tit (like a chickadee) hopped up and
May sun shines stronger, Even if it still feels cool. Slap on the sun cream! Spent the weekend watching the Ladies Golf Championship for our county. Wall to wall sunshine. Apologies to my southern hemisphere friends heading towards winter.
Spring races onwards. Late eve’ning light and birdsong Keep gard’ners happy. It’s a busy time in the garden, but I can’t believe how tall these tomato plants were at the same time two years ago – this year mine
It’s finally here! Bravo Victor the ebook – Now on Amazon! Bravo Victor is the sixth in The Princelings of the East series, and stars Victor, keeper of the Inn of the Seventh Happiness, a much-loved character in four of
Are you a Yankee? To me an American, To you, New England? Wikipedia has a fascinating entry for the word Yankee. To me, in the UK, and also in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Canada, it means an American. It
S for Sierra: Mountain ridges tipped with snow. It’s a Spanish word. Sierra is specifically a mountain range, not just a mountain. It is used extensively in Spanish speaking areas, or when the Spanish settlers named the landforms. This picture
M is a challenge. Mike is hard in a haiku And M is for Mike! Well, I’m really stretching it here! Mike is not an easy word for a discussion anyway – do you go for the abbreviation for a
To play well, relax. It’s not how, it’s how many. Just get ball in hole! Golf is a very frustrating game. I sometimes wonder why it was chosen as the NATO word for G. Golf sounds like Gulf, which is
A is for Alpha α The first letter of the Greek alphabet. The root of alphabet along with the second Greek letter, beta. Another way of indicating a first rank – my school divided its years up into three classes,
Vernal equinox And soon all over Europe The clocks go forward. Although I thought we’d got it sorted out in the northern hemisphere, the USA went on to Daylight Saving a couple of weeks back, whereas European countries got their
How small is the Earth! A Martian landscape viewed with Curiosity Thanks to EarthSky.com for showing us this magnificent picture of Earth (courtesy of NASA) taken by the Curiosity Mars rover on 31st January. I’m not sure if you can
Go through the wormhole What futures await you there? Live long, or prosper? Picture from earthsky.org This is Wormfest week, and my haiku is in its honour. If you missed yesterday’s post you can still join in the blog hop
Challenge for April: Haiku through the alphabet. Make friends and have fun! Join the fun with the April A to Z Blog Challenge. Blog on something to do with letter A on the 1st, B on the second through to
Blackbird sings early Robin sits upon my fence. The dawn chorus swells. Not to mention the blue tits, great tits, chaffinches, greenfinches and all the other birds who frequent my bird feeders and garden. Oh, and Honk! to the geese,
Have you got a theme For the April A to Z? Reveal it with us! The #A2ZReveal is a great opportunity for everyone to get a jump start on your #atozchallenge #blogging experience. You can link up with fellow #bloggers,
Winter Olympics! Skiing, snowboard,slalom,luge; Skating, jump: applause!
My dainty snowdrops Adorn the side of my path. Don’t blow, winter winds.
Norfolk is not flat. Not as flat as Cambridgeshire. It has Broads, not Fens!
Optimism is all: Just two months to equinox. Only two more months…
Frost creeps down the slopes, Blankets the grass in the vale. All white in the night! I lost track of the numbering of the haikus I started doing last year. I considered starting afresh, or tracking down the number I