Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Content - Haiku

hot sultry evening
my path lit by fireflies
content, i now sleep

Feel contented at Haiku Horizons

Friday, July 18, 2014

Imperial Moth

Twas a warm and rainy day, the kind where you walked with head down to avoid getting wet.  Unless you have an umbrella it doesn't happen so might as well walk with eyes wide open. On this particular day I'm glad I did walk with eyes downcast or I would have missed this beauty.  

Sweet heavens!  This moth was sheltered on a step doing its best to hide from the rain. When I saw it I stood in awe, seriously stood and stared.  What creature could this be I pondered.  The call went out and Judy recognized it as an Imperial Moth.  I have never seen such colours before and I've spent a lot of time in woods but this one was in an industrial area of town.  

Perhaps blown in by the wind its beauty will remain with me forever.  I can't express how speechless I was seeing this lovely.  I exhaled and smiled forgetting the day and gave thanks for the glory of nature. 

P.S.  Another was found the next day.  It had spots on its wings instead of stripes.  And if you zoom in you will see the rain drops on its cloak.  

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Moonbeams - Haibun

This eve, this eve of the super full moon
keeps me out waiting and wanting
to soak in his glorious moonbeams.
I've seen the beginning, the subtle shine
in my windows, tempting me to spend
all night winking at him, while he
winks in return, under the bower of leaves.
His other worldly glow illuminating the garden
casting shadows where nights past there
had been none, only outlines of shrubbery.

this July's full moon
illuminates night sky path
moon beams through star fields