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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #120 on: March 10, 2020, 11:43:41 AM »
The blooming clover
Makes lawns white like the snowfall
We missed this winter

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #121 on: March 10, 2020, 12:52:11 PM »
The blooming clover
Makes lawns white like the snowfall
We missed this winter

Lovely!

Enjoying the random acts of haiku.

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #122 on: March 11, 2020, 07:44:17 AM »
Such a delightful relief to come here after reading the Covid 19 news.

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #123 on: March 11, 2020, 08:09:12 AM »
Such a delightful relief to come here after reading the Covid 19 news.

So true.  If it cheers you up any, I had a young fox trot right under my window. "Fox!" I exclaimed, and I swear he chortled "heh, heh" as he passed by.

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #124 on: March 11, 2020, 10:36:25 AM »
The blooming clover
Makes lawns white like the snowfall
We missed this winter

Lovely!

Enjoying the random acts of haiku.

M.

Thanks!  I hadn't composed any haiku in a long, long time.  Now my mind is finally thinking haiku-shaped thoughts again.

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #125 on: March 14, 2020, 10:18:31 AM »
Yesterday my cat noticed the teensiest - maybe an inch long, but I doubt it - box turtle I've ever seen!  It has to be from last year's hatch.  Last summer had so many hot dry spells that my first thought was of the improbability of it's survival.  Then I remembered that the shrubs where it was found are among those where I put a little sprinkler for the birds during hot spells.  Teeny is now in protective custody because I need to do some yardwork around and under those shrubs.  Also, my first act will be to very carefully remove all leaves and thoroughly check for siblings!

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #126 on: March 14, 2020, 02:57:10 PM »
Yesterday my cat noticed the teensiest - maybe an inch long, but I doubt it - box turtle I've ever seen!  It has to be from last year's hatch.  Last summer had so many hot dry spells that my first thought was of the improbability of it's survival.  Then I remembered that the shrubs where it was found are among those where I put a little sprinkler for the birds during hot spells.  Teeny is now in protective custody because I need to do some yardwork around and under those shrubs.  Also, my first act will be to very carefully remove all leaves and thoroughly check for siblings!
Ooh!  How exciting!

Our chipmunks have reemerged.

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #127 on: March 16, 2020, 10:47:50 AM »
Among the grey trees
A spray of bright white petals
The year's first dogwood

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #128 on: March 16, 2020, 11:13:03 AM »
Among the grey trees
A spray of bright white petals
The year's first dogwood

Oh, yes.

Reminds me of this:

   https://www.icp.org/browse/archive/objects/dogwood-and-oak-trees

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #129 on: March 16, 2020, 05:49:14 PM »
Among the grey trees
A spray of bright white petals
The year's first dogwood

May I copy and paste to my FB page?  How do I credit you?

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #130 on: March 17, 2020, 07:05:35 AM »
Among the grey trees
A spray of bright white petals
The year's first dogwood

May I copy and paste to my FB page?  How do I credit you?

Sure!  I guess you can just credit it to somebody you know online.

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #131 on: March 18, 2020, 05:49:44 AM »
Among the grey trees
A spray of bright white petals
The year's first dogwood

May I copy and paste to my FB page?  How do I credit you?


Thank you!
Sure!  I guess you can just credit it to somebody you know online.

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #132 on: March 22, 2020, 07:29:56 AM »
First butterflies a few days ago; first firefly yesterday evening.  Spring is springing early and fast this year.

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #133 on: March 25, 2020, 07:39:50 AM »
Beneath a grey sky
Great outbursts of new color
Fragrance in the air

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #134 on: March 25, 2020, 07:43:33 AM »
First butterflies a few days ago; first firefly yesterday evening.  Spring is springing early and fast this year.

We don't seem to get fireflies here; I remember whole fields of them, growing up...

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Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Reprove not a scorner, lest they hate thee: rebuke the wise, and they will love thee.

Give instruction to the wise, and they will be yet wiser: teach the just, and they will increase in learning.