Union Flag of the UK

Scotland the brave!
So glad you decided to stay.
‘Better together’.


Closing the blinds
earlier week by week;
the days draw in.

Early Autumn

A change in the air.
In the dank chill of
an early autumn morning
just a slight breath of wind
touches the dull leaves of summer,
as if to trigger the golden glories
that will soon be here.

Busy Boy

Busy boy,
sailing on Grandpa’s boat,
playing pirates,
fishing for crabs;
to tired to eat dinner.

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We are down on our boat for a few days. Our son, daughter-in-law and grandson are with us, taking him sailing for the first time during this warm and sunny spell of weather.

Fairy Lights

Russet, ripe
apples hang on my neighbour’s tree
like fairy lights.


New laid concrete.
Cat paw prints leave a trail
for posterity.

Bright Berries (Triolet)

Bright berries on Cotoneaster
speak of harvest time to come.
Others soon will follow after
bright berries on Cotoneaster,
in shortened days they redden faster,
ripened by late summer sun.
Bright berries on Cotoneaster
speak that harvest time has come.

Threads of Gold

Weaving her threads of gold
amongst the green,
Autumn peeps shyly round
the lustrous skirts of Summer.


Sighing mournfully,
wind through the rigging sings of
fading summer days.

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This Haiku is related to the Elfje appearing today on my other blog at ‘Simply Elfje’. You can read it here.

Sea Sprites

Sea sprites chuckle and play
in the foamy bow-wave spray
pushed aside by our boat
as she steadily ploughs her way
through the waves.

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