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.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Carpe Diem #685

This clump of crocuses has been coming up every spring for years.   The lone purple one is in a slightly different spot very year.  I took this picture and wrote the haiga in mid-march 2010.   The other two haiku are new today. 

This part of our yard was under at least 8 inches of snow until this week.  A few relatively warm days cleared it away.  I just checked, and the crocus shoots are poking above the icy ground about an inch.  I was worried they might get frozen out this year, but now I think they'll be OK.

one purple crocus
aloof from all his cousins
we blame the squirrels


ephemeral buds
earliest spring time flowers
pop up just in time


afternoon shadows
 casting their dark omen
on delicate blooms



  1. very nice haiga, each haiku equally lovely

    much love...

  2. These are lovely--I especially like the playfulness of the first piece

  3. Such wonderful moments to cherish and all within one's own garden! Wonderful write JzB! Beautiful lines! Thanks for sharing!


  4. There's a purple sheep in every family ;)
    Love it!

  5. Beautiful collection...loved it!

  6. Uh come the squirrels! Nice set - that strong one, associating shadows to dark omen really was powerful


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