(g) Spring Greys (3.17) wp

Observing 17
Spring Greys
(mini haibun)

Oh where be the Green O’spring
(Just three days from the starting line)?
The flock of red breasted robins have returned
Looking for safe purchase in the hedge
Their internal clocks say it’s time to build nests!
Both bush and tree seems to remain barren –
If there were buds, they’ve been squirreled away!
They play King of the Hill on ‘white’ mounds of snow!
Even the Red Wing blackbirds have gathered in groups

Yellow dawning sun
Rises in the crisp blue sky;
colorless cold chills

©JP/dh
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shades_of_green

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(g) Spring View? (3.16) wp

Observing 16
Spring View?
(katuata (count-type) pieces)
*
long shadows looming
over the crisp field of snow
proves that the moon is shining
*
bitter cold creates
delays for schools and commutes
rearranging schedule starts
*
boulders line the roads
of the wintry mix that was
once known as Snowstorm Stella

©JP/dh
katuata 5,7,7 line/syllable count

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(g) Stella’s Spring Pass… (3.15)

Observing 15
Stella’s Spring Pass…
(haibun)

We ‘lucked out’ as it were only getting a bit more than a third of what was
predicted in snow. But the wintery mix of ice made up in grief for the loss in
total amount. And then of course we all in our little suburban slice of live
pulled together to help each other.

The larger snow blowers that could handle the ice…their drivers just kept
going…clearing walkways and driveways of elderly and housebound. And
some folk with more muscle; They too with shoveled extra.

I felt like I’d walked more miles yesterday than all the week before just going
walking back and forth on my drive trying to figure out where to put the shovels
and bricks of ice-mix-snow chunks I’d carved out. I did pace myself. I was out
four or five different times since six-thirty am. So my travels took me to an early
evening; retiring at six pm.

This morning we have some delays – and the city is still in a bit of a fix and has most
things are still shut down – since the streets are nigh impossible to pass, they’ve
got to haul out the snow in trucks (I think…that’s what they did last time anyway).

just a little stiff
from hopefully the last ‘snow’
of this odd winter

©JP/dh

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(g) Stella’s Spring Dig (3.14) wp

Observing 14
Stella’s Spring Dig
(Elfje…)
1)
Nor’easter
Packing its
Punches in inches
Snow’s shut down the
City

©JP/dh

(I may or may not add more. Storm “Stella” has arrived!
I’ve been out four about 45 minutes ‘digging’ at around 6:15 am –
it started snowing around 9 pm last night. The snow is about 6” – 8”…in spots.
Surprisingly the street plow has been through – both sides of the road – once already.)

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(g) Fickle Spring Snows (3.13) wp

Observing 13
Fickle Spring Snows
(Elfje quad set)

Red
Cardinals eating
Green buds, yellow
Forsythia petals on the
Bush

Are
They aware
That our storm
Is somehow delayed a
Day

Slow
Moving just
Means once here
There may be more
Accumulation

Now
It’s due
Tuesday and Wednesday;
A foot to eighteen
Inches

©JP/dh

(Of course the accumulation depends on where you are;
But even 6” – 8”s will cause enough grief on the roads –
And it still is very bitter cold. Just 18 F at 8 am)

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(g) Shelved Spring? (3.12) wp

Observing 12
Shelved Spring?
(Elfje series and katuata)

The
Crow Moon
was just setting
By seven close to
Dawn

The
Real feel
Temperature is ten
Fahrenheit, supposedly it’s nineteen
Degrees

Will
That lost
Hour bring spring
Weather Closer anytime soon?
No…

Tomorrow
We are
Expecting the most
Snow we’ve had all
Winter

Close to a foot is
Expected of the white flakes
Of this odd winter, this season

©JP/dh

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(g) Algid Spring (3.11) wp

Observing 11
Algid Spring
(verse and katuata)

Most all of
yesterday’s snow
has melted…
Though some patches
linger in shaded areas
That do not
normally catch
the sun
even on warm days…

raw weather returns
to greet the beginning of
spring; yard work is now on hold

©JP/dh

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/algid

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