Dear friends & followers,
It’s a lîttle while ago that I posted here. I am to busy with my other weblogs, here on WP and on Blogspot, but now I have a nice haibun-like post to share here.
Last evening, a cloudy one, I stood outside in the frontyard. A nice Indian Summer temperature, the moist air and the breeze rustling through the autumn leaves of the Planetree in my street. And … that typical perfume of autumn carressing my nostrils. A perfect autumn evening.
I looked up at the faint moon, in her last quarter. She was partialy hidden behind clouds and than, a sudden gust of wind. Thin clouds covered her, the one I love, the moon, leaving a spot of light in the clouds.
As I looked up again it seemed that an angel was waving with her wings looking back at me, but as another gust of wind moved the clouds … the angel had disappeared.
did I see an angel
or was it just the wind
Good day dear friends and followers,
It’s a little strange weather day here today in The Netherlands. Periods of sun and rain all day long. Early this afternoon we had a very heavy rain storm, it lasted just for a minute or five, but it was a heavy one. After that rainstorm I went outside to smell that delicious perfume of wetted earth. Ah, awesome that perfume. As I was standing there I looked at the Planetree in the midst of our street, on a kind of grass piazza, and saw between the green leaves a few yellow leaves and I thought “well … this is it … summer is almost over …” (sigh).
I love summer, but I am always glad to see that summer is departing and autumn almost starts … just in the few coloring leaves of the trees, bushes and so on. Autumn … my favorite season. Days becoming shorter, the weather changes and the sun leaves his high route to the lower route … the sweet smell of rotting leaves, the perfume of the wetted earth … Autumn a time to harvest and bring in the supplies for the winter … it’s a time of letting go and preparing … yes it is for sure my season.
The Planetree in the midst of my street
I love this Planetree in my street, a few years ago there were four of them in this place, but through heavy storms three of them had to let go … after one storm they were de-rooted and were cut into pieces. This is the only one which survived and we, my neighbors and I, are proud on this one. It’s a place were our children can play and were we can talk with eachother. It’s the heart of my street.
between green leaves
the first signs of autumn -
in the low sunlight
I see you next time. Have a great weekend … namaste.
PS. I you look closely at the photo you can see the first yellow leaves between the green ones.
Quote by Buddha (Haiga-like)
I just had to do something with this “Heeding Haiku With HA”- challenge at mindlovemisery’s menagerie. I know HA as a participant of my Carpe Diem haiku meme and I know he composes wonderful haiku … as I visited mindlovemisery’s menagerie today I saw this “challenge”. I especially did like the ‘haiga‘-like image as shown above.
The quote shown is by Buddha and it speaks to me … “The Trouble Is, You Think You Have Time” … Time … what is time one can not grab it and if I could it would flow through my fingers like grains of sand. We try to hold on to time, we all hope we will look young notwithstanding our age. Time … it’s a very strange phenomenon … We cannot feel it, hold it or stop it … and yet … I have the feeling that I have conquered time … time no longer holds me as its prisoner … time is just fun, every day I am given is a celebration … what the h… with time … time can’t hold me anymore … I feel free … no longer bound to time … what a relief …
finally time no longer has power -
at the graveyard
Well …. see you next time …
Have a great weekend.
Good day dear friends and followers,
Last night finally the “hell” broke loose here in The Netherlands, after a long period of summer heat we had the most fantastic thunderstorm … it’s amazing to see what powers nature has … thunder and lightning, I don’t like it, but I love watching it.
It started last night we a little rain and thunder and lightning faraway, but as the night became deeper the thunderstorm became bigger. Sometimes there was so much lightning that the night turned into day … really awesome …
Today the temperatures has become little bit lower, but it’s still summer warmth … but it’s a relieve after the summer heat.
thunder and lightning
resonates through the night -
rain against the window