Moon and morning star
hide behind the pine needles:
I can hear the whisper of the wind in that tree. That is something I miss from my lonely days of riding the fence line. Sitting in the New Mexico mountains watching the wind in the tree tops and hearing them sigh.
STxAR, trees just sigh better without people around. I do not know why this is, but it is a thing.
Nice haiku, (?) TB. You all have a blessed weekend.
Thank you Linda. It is good for me to practice them.
Astral fireflieswinking in the morning gloom,preparing to fade.-Kelly
Preparing to fade,moon and star are heraldingthe coming of dawn.
I'm curious what time one has to get up at this time of year to capture that kind of light in the sky. Sleeping in a recliner still after surgery a few weeks ago, sometimes I'm awake at crazy hours. I think I need to peek out the window on those sleepless mornings to see if I can see this. :)
Becki, this is sometime between 0530 and 0600 local time. In this case, I just happened to be outside training when I caught this.
Wishing I had looked all this up earlier to realize we have been in a (is it a 20-year cycle?) time frame where 5 planets lined up in order on Friday morning. I missed that, but this morning was one of those mornings where I was awake right as there started to be a light on the horizon. When I went out sometime between 5:30-5:45 I think what was visible in the (slightly south) eastern sky was Mercury (based on a chart I found online showing the times of five planets rises). I believe Venus (the other bright light I could see) was overhead by that time. It was only after I came inside and started searching online did I realize what I was seeing (or what I think I was seeing). Anyway, it's thanks to this post that I even thought to go out when it was still dark and see what I could see. :)
Becki, I never even think to check those things - and I should as well. In New Home in our urban light overflow environment, there is often not a lot of meaning in knowing those things as I cannot see them anyway. But I should start checking for the weeks I am in Old Home - as you say, who knows what you may see?
I love photos like this. And I always enjoy your haiku, TB.
Thank you Leigh. It is good practice for me to write them.If you like haiku, I cannot recommend the Japanese poet Bassho highly enough as is considered one of the greatest haiku masters of all time. Penguin books has two books of his works: One is The Narrow Road to the Deep North which is a sort of travel log as walks around Japan (quite novel at the time) with haiku. The other is Of Love and Barley, which is a collection of just his haikus.
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