(gs) …enjoying summer 13 (August)

…enjoying summer 13

in living color
actually black and white;
single Leopard moth

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeuzera_pyrina
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_leopard_moth
http://butterfly-conservation.org/51-14137/leopard-moth.html
It was introduced into the northeastern United States prior to 1879 and has a range extending from Maine, Pennsylvania and Texas

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(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

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shades_of_green

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(g) by and by (1.26) wp

by and by
(a renga)

up too late reading
slept in, a tad, really
I missed the muster

then it could have been the rain
moist sky leaks, dawn barely breaks

yet I am sure that
the crows, their black cloud, their crowd
gather somewhere close

©JP/dh

http://crow.bz/main/murder.htm A horde, hover, muster,
parcel are also listed as collective nouns for Crows.
The most famous of them all is “a murder”.

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Just Karma 109 for June 2016 wp

Just Karma 109
what’s‘up?

odd what little spore may fly
for with my eye
I did spy
growing round one house plant brought
outside with the thought
for fresh air sought
several itty bitty little black fungi
also perhaps hungry,
as if beneath a tree

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10.8 …Orion’s blade…

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2014/10/carpe-diem-goes-back-to-its-roots-6.html

10.8 …Orion’s blade…

Orion’s blade cuts
chrysanthemum clouds in the
black velvet fall sky

or

chrysanthemum clouds
cut by Orion’s blade in
the black autumn sky

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Note Orion is still in the southeastern sky
when I get my morning paper at 6 am.
I did take some poetic licence as there
wasn’t a single cloud. But there could have been.

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Lady Bug?

Lady Bug?

lady beetle
black and red
land on my hand
give me some luck
let me count your dots
are you youthful with just two
or are you a grandmother like me
with twenty three?
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while I guess I can
say that I have never counted that
many spots, I have seen some
ladies with lots of spots
in shades of yellow
and orange too,
besides red
and black

http://insects.about.com/od/beetles/a/10-facts-ladybugs.htm

©JP/davh

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Trial of an Error

Trial of an Error

The progress seems slow,
and yet within the week
we have by our own power
cleared a good bit of the
wreckage…

Finding crushed garden
fences that were mostly
for decoration – salvaged;
little reminders of a small
garden…

There will be debate on how
much will be left in its natural
state – he wants it all gone…
she’d like some of the log left
resting…

At least eighty to ninety
percent of what was on the
neighbors property if not
quite properly, has been
removed…

That should make them
happy – especially after
grass seed is tossed and
the black spot that was,
greens…

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