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Micro-Seasons

Hi, Mark this week informs us have entered the micro-season of “The Chicken Lays Her First Eggs”, which is the last micro-season of the mini-season of Major Cold, which is about the transition out of winter and into spring. It was an interesting read on the chicken and her eggs. Also to learn about theContinue reading “Micro-Seasons”

‘The Mountain Stream Freezes Over’

Hi, Mark this week informs us have entered the micro-season of “The Mountain Stream Freezes Over”, which is the second micro-season of the mini-season Major Cold. https://naturalistweekly.com/2023/01/27/micro-season-the-mountain-stream-freezes-over-2/ I really enjoyed the read about how flowing water freezes and the accompanying haikus. Our challenge is to write a haiku or senryu that references frozen water inContinue reading “‘The Mountain Stream Freezes Over’”

Micro-Seasons

In Mark’s blog this week he has written about the micro-season of “The Water Dropwort Flourishes”. https://naturalistweekly.com/2023/01/06/micro-season-the-water-dropwort-flourishes-2023/ This is the first micro-season of the mini-season Minor Cold. He has been generous with his invitation, as the category has a wide brief, to write a haiku or senryu that references the New Year. So I haveContinue reading “Micro-Seasons”

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”

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

In Mark’s wonderful blog, https://naturalistweekly.com/2022/12/02/micro-season-the-tachibana-first-turns-yellow/ he informs us that we have entered the third micro-season of the mini-season Minor Snow -which is “The Tachibana First Turns Yellow” (Dec 02 – Dec 06). We learnt about Citrus tachibana, a new one for me. Mark invites us to write a haiku or senryu that relates to citrusContinue reading “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”

Haiku for the Daffodil

Hi in Mark’s inspiring blog he notes we have entered the last micro-season of the mini-season of First Winter, which is “The Daffodil Flowers”(Nov 18 – Nov 22). https://naturalistweekly.com/2022/11/18/micro-season-the-daffodil-flowers-2022/ Mark invites us to write a haiku or senryu that references the daffodil and as it’s the emblem flower of Wales, I am very happy toContinue reading “Haiku for the Daffodil”

Monday Haiku

Hi, take a look at Mark’s blog, we have entered the micro-season of “The Maple and the Ivy Turn Yellow” (Nov 02 – Nov 07). This is the third micro-season of the mini-season of Frost Descent. This week’s haiku invitation from Mark is to write a haiku or senryu that references autumn leaves; https://naturalistweekly.com/2022/11/04/micro-season-the-maple-and-ivy-turn-yellow-2022/ andContinue reading “Monday Haiku”