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
Dear followers and friends,
As I came home from work last night it was still warm outside … I think around 25 degrees Celsius. After pulling me a drink I went outside to relax. It was a quiet night, just the rustling of leaves, the cry of a nightbird and the sweet perfume of … I think Honeysuckle.
As I looked to the dark night sky I saw a fantastic surprise … the thin grey clouds had the shape of sunbeams and somewhere behind the houses at the other side of the street were I live it looked as if their stood a bright sun … it was an amazing sight. And I looked at it … it looked like those thin grey clouds moved … it brought the following haiku into my mind:
thin grey clouds
reflecting a light like the sun -
Just a nice haiku fresh from the pencil
sitting in the garden
the sweet perfume of roses -
the cry of seagulls
As you maybe know my country, The Netherlands, lost the semi-final of the worldchampionship soccer yesterday (July 9th) after the penalty shoot-out against Argentina. Ofcourse I was a bit sad, but on the other hand I am very proud on our National soccer team … they did great and I have enjoyed the games.
Yesterday, after the game, I went outside and I saw an almost full moon coloring orange and I thought ‘even she, the moon, is proud on our Orange Lions’. It inspired me to compose the next haiku:
almost full moon
colors orange behind thin clouds -
It’s just a haiku to give my proudness of being a Dutch guy words and a great feeling. The worldchampion-dream is over, but I am still a proud Dutchman.
Have a great weekend.
I love to share an impromptu-haiku with you all. After a long time of dry and warm weather we finally had rain. I went outside and smelled the earth … that sweet perfume of wetted earth … delicious. And the flowers looking all newly colored and share their perfume with us …
after the rain
the earth can breath again -
the sweet scent of flowers