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Winter Solstice & Micro-Seasons

Hi, in his blog this week, https://naturalistweekly.com/2022/12/23/micro-season-the-common-self-heal-sprouts/ , Mark tell us we have entered the micro-season of “The Common Self-Heal Sprouts”, the first micro-season of the mini-season Winter Solstice. It isn’t about the Christmas ‘sprout’ as I thought when I read it 🙂 but refers to a plant from the mint family. So Mark invitesContinue reading “Winter Solstice & Micro-Seasons”

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The Winter Solstice

Happy Winter Solstice, – today is the shortest day of the year, but the good news is that every day after today will be a little longer 🙂 . Winter can indeed be long and dreary, with the sun setting too quickly not providing enough light or warmth. Still, winter is also a time forContinue reading “The Winter Solstice”

“The Bear Retreats To Its Den”

Hi, Mark in his blog discusses the bear and his hibernation in this the second micro-season of Major Snow: https://naturalistweekly.com/2022/12/16/micro-season-the-bear-retreats-to-its-den/ This week’s haiku invitation is to write a haiku or senryu that references hibernation or winter seclusion. Here is my contribution 🙂 https://ko-fi.com/aj335577

A Micro-Season Haiku

In Marks great blog he informs us that we have entered the micro-season of “The Sky is Cold, Winter Comes”. This is the first micro-season of the mini-season Major Snow. https://naturalistweekly.com/2022/12/09/micro-season-the-sky-is-cold-winter-comes/ and we are certainly feeling it here in Wales, with snow this weekend. This week Mark invites us to write a haiku or senryuContinue reading “A Micro-Season Haiku”

Micro-Season Haiku

Hi, this week in his blog https://naturalistweekly.com/2022/11/25/micro-season-the-rainbow-hides-unseen-2022/ Mark informs us we have entered the micro-season of “The Rainbow Hides Unseen”. This is the first micro-season of the mini-season Minor Snow. Mark invites us to write a haiku or senryu that references rainbows of any season. This one is my penultimate haiku for my NaNoBloMo, thanksContinue reading “Micro-Season Haiku”

Camellia Haiku

Hi in Mark’s fantastic blog this week he notes we have entered the micro-season of “The First Camellia Blossoms”. https://naturalistweekly.com/2022/11/11/micro-season-the-first-camellia-blossoms-2022/. This is the first micro-season of the mini-season of First Winter. This week Mark invites us to write a haiku or senryu that references camellias and extra points if it’s placed in winter. This isContinue reading “Camellia Haiku”

Micro-Season

Hi in Mark’s great blog Naturalist Weekly, he notes we have entered the micro-season of “Light Rain Showers”. This is the second micro-season of the mini-season of Frost Descent. https://naturalistweekly.com/2022/10/28/micro-season-light-rain-showers-2022/. Mark invites us to write a haiku or senryu that references ‘autumn rain’, here is my contribution: https://ko-fi.com/aj335577