Golden

Golden buttercups,
shining like miniature suns;
bright spots in my lawn.

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Returning

A few days away
and cherry blossom gone,
but look — cherries form.

Returning
I refill
the bird feeders.
Rare visitor flies in.
Jackdaw.

Fragrances

Heady fragrances;
new-mown grass and oil seed rape.
Sneezing – A-ti-shoo!

Bread

Domesticity
beckons on a dismal day —
smell of baking bread.

Icy Wind

An icy wind howls
and threatens to freeze my bones.
Pale sunshine brings hope.

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I have been down at our boat since last Saturday, arriving there in snow and freezing conditions. There is always an unreliable Internet connection in the marina but this time it was worse than usual and I haven’t been able to get connected since Sunday. I wrote the above intending to post it on Wednesday. We arrived back home yesterday evening so I am sharing it now even though, thankfully, the snow has gone, the wind has dropped and it is a bit warmer once more.

Undecided

White flakes softly fall,
sudden flurries come and go,
seem undecided.

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I wrote this Haiku earlier this week but as I had other things to post then I am sharing it today. Since I wrote it the snow finally decided it was going to fall more continuously and settle. There is also a bitingly cold wind.

Hints

Snowdrop buds appear,
hints of beauty yet to come.
Winter darkness fades.

Frozen

Snow covered footpaths,
despite warm sun still frozen.
Postman did not come.

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We had our first delivery of post yesterday after a week of nothing – apparently the postmen were not allowed to deliver due to ‘health and safety’. That’s a new one on me, never before have I known the postman to miss more than the occasional day due to the weather!

Time To Go

The leaves are turning;
time to go and find some sun,
holiday abroad!

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I seem to have got in a bit of a muddle with my posts this week, I’m having trouble keeping track of what day it is. This is mainly because we are off tomorrow (Saturday) for an extended trip through France to Spain and back. I shall therefore be taking a break from blogging until late November. I hope to catch up with you all then. Sadly I shall miss the progress of Autumn, which is a season I love. No doubt all the trees will be nearly bare by the time I return and life will be a mad rush to get ready for Christmas.

Breeze

After a grey start
Summer shows her face, blown in
on a cool, fresh breeze.

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