July’s troubled skies: Hailstorms, sun, heat and showers End in thunderstorms! We’ve just about had it all this month and we’re only three parts through. I had a few golf competitions over a five day period and went from being
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
Across the ocean Or travelling to join me, Friends are always here. One of my lamer attempts, but in honour of a visit from some Stateside friends. They’ve really come to see my guinea pigs. The picture is at Sandringham,
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
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
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
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
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,
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
Decorations gone; Cold days of January Will give way to Spring. An optimistic opener for this year’s haikus. They do tend to wish the year away, though I’ve always considered January as somewhat of an endurance event. Wrap up warm,
Parties and fireworks – People celebrate worldwide. It’s Jenny’s birthday! Dedicated to all my friends and family who have birthdays between 15th December and 8th January and who get a raw deal, year in and year out. Jenny confessed to
Christmas cards posted, Meals planned, presents wrapped, tree up. Soon friends will arrive!
To save the planet You must learn to grow real food. Join the Seed Savers! I’m pleased to be part of the Blog Tour for S. Smith’s Heirloom – the third book in the Seed Savers series. I was very
Tuesday haiku #30 is dedicated to the wonderful Stanley and Katrina, whose book The Perpetual Papers of a Pack of Pets has been published in a second edition with a sparkling new cover. You can read my review of it
Acts of terrorism Recalled by burning Guy Fawkes? It’s just Bonfire Night. “Remember, remember, the fifth of November – gunpowder, treason and plot…” In my youth we had a bonfire at the end of the garden, and my dad set