The Lighter Side of JzB

Here you will find photos, poetry, and possibly some light-hearted foolishness. For the Heavier Side
of JzB
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Every day visits*
From Moose, Goose, and Orb Weaver
All seized by Haiku

"Why moose and goose?" you may ask. Back on 2/04/13 Pirate wrote a haiku with an elk in it, and I responded with
one with a moose and then included him every day. A few days later in comments Mystic asked "Where's the goose?"
So I started including her with this post on 2/07. A week later on the 14th, Mark Readfern
asked for and received a spider. The rest is history.

*Well, most days, anyway. Grant me a bit of poetic license.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Carpe Diem #219, Samidare (midsummer rain)

I've lived my entire life in an area about 75 miles N-S and 10 miles E-W.  One weather phenomenon we frequently observe here - and I've noticed it for much of my adult life - is the sun coming out just in time to set.  This occurs because, with or without rain, heavy overcast is common here.  But sometimes, as day goes on, the sun moves far enough west to peek underneath the clouds and scatter a few beams in our general directions before disappearing below the horizon.

~ 1 ~

at day's end
the sun moves far enough west
to shine on wet grass

~ 2 ~

midsummer rain
moose and goose can stay cool
without a pond

~ 3 ~

drops of warm rain
glisten on orb weaver's web
silk and diamond net

Carpe Diem #219


  1. That last one, about the spider is a joy. Thank you JzB for your daily effort to share your haiku on spider, moose and goose with us all here on Carpe Diem.

  2. I can see the sun, sandwiched between storm clouds and the horizon, shining on the raindrops. Lovely!

    Midsummer Shower

  3. I love them all...spider haiku is indeed a gem but moose and goose close second only to your first one. lol. I love them allllllll!

  4. all 3 delightful, but the spider's wealth shines...

  5. summer and the smog tend to make the sky brown and we rarely see blue sky or sun

    I love the way rain drops hang like jewels on the web - beautifully portrayed

  6. At this time of year, it is good moose and goose can stay cool --

    The third shines brightly!! ... especially on that silk and diamond net!! Who wouldn't? :)

  7. I had forgotten that moose like to wade in ponds and bogs. Thanks for the gentle reminder!

    Midsummer Rain

  8. For me the first one created a real haiku moment... ah


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