Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August 31, 2011

school buses
dogs ears
perk up

ancient cellars
ghosts surprise
unwary tourists

spider crawling
through cracks
purple striped rocks

quilted one quilt
taught bridge class
school orientation
first day of school
friend stopped by

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August 30, 2011

green with black spots
moving along purple deck
two slugs

summer vacation
last day
playing mahjong
quiet evening

Monday, August 29, 2011

August 29, 2011

large strawberry
five slugs

frazzled Monday
banana slug visits
my shower

sitting on
evergreen branch

last summer
tutoring session
two quilt tops
construction runs late
slugs galore

Sunday, August 28, 2011

August 28, 2011

baby crow
hops across
turtle pond

without conflict


Saturday, August 27, 2011

August 27, 2011

squares sewn
into strips
quilting phase one

Sasha’s needle
squeaky clean

freshly picked
beans, strawberries
tomato, squash

chores done
student tutored
picking fruits and veggies
lovely nap
bit of quilting

Friday, August 26, 2011

August 26, 2011

Randomly generated haiku from The Genuine Haiku Generator:
bestial gravestone peeps
forgiving craven cat frowns
frowns, gray

My version of the same:
gargoyle headstone
gray cat shakes
curls inside shadow

long week ends
warm summer day
vet visit
pilling a cat
a little quilting

Thursday, August 25, 2011

August 25, 2011

tree trimmer
startled squirrel
races up tree

trees trimmed
oven repaired
lunch with friend
lights hung
summer day

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

August 24, 2011

two spiders
shower gel

ant walking
across shower platform
flash flood

new garage window
bridge class

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

August 23, 2011

amidst the ferns
purple and yellow pansies
slug meanders by

baby robins
scurry through the garden
heather blooms

sharing a strawberry
half for me
half for the slug

summer’s end

writing haiku
lunch with a friend
cracking chiropractor
laying out another quilt
watching La Bayadere

Monday, August 22, 2011

August 22, 2011

cold rain
school starts
next week


quilts finished
portable hugs
family of four
crow swoops by
rainy summer day

Sunday, August 21, 2011

August 21, 2011

Sasha’s crooked smile
Oliver’s lopsided grin

closet cleaned
blog post
yard photos
lots of quilting
super day

Saturday, August 20, 2011

August 20, 2011

bedroom window

half moon
above Jupiter
fir silhouettes

newly painted
shower walls
slug visits

Saturday chores
blog posts and haiku
lovely nap
pieced quilt top
delightful summer day

Friday, August 19, 2011

August 19, 2011

dogs at groomer
lonesome silence
hummer darts by

eye to eye
in hemlock

dogs to groomer
visiting Island Quilter
great new fabrics
quilting frog quilt top
fresh strawberries

Thursday, August 18, 2011

August 18, 2011

quilt 145
towhee sits
outside my window

no more holes
first coat of mud
finished quilt 145
first in four month
feels excellent

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August 17, 2011

shaking spaniel sheetrock saw

electric wire
around rafters

sewing machine
covered with plastic
quilting waits

writing haiku
watching cats
track construction dust

quilt top finished
more sheet rock cut
new electric line run
picking strawberries
first green beans

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

August 16, 2011

white star-shaped flower
atop a single stalk
squirrel runs by

and more quilting
summer day
squirrel runs
along fence top

Monday, August 15, 2011

August 15, 2011

electrician needs
more sheetrock cut
hummer visits

hemming pants
goldfish swim
in dragon pond

pants hemmed
quilt back made binding sewn
quilt pinned
six inches woven
even a nap great day

Sunday, August 14, 2011

August 14, 2011

in my birdbath
dog watches

piecing new quilt
butterfly and bee
stop by

day of solitude
quilt top pieced
facilitated by
three dogs and
three cats

Saturday, August 13, 2011

August 13, 2011

finished wall
so close
yet so far

dog bounces up to
down from bed

Saturday chores
new quilt
cut and laid out
ready to sew

Friday, August 12, 2011

August 12, 2011

black hole remodel chaos

cutting into sheetrock
remodel chaos
two vets pleased
student no-show
more sprinklers running

Thursday, August 11, 2011

August 11, 2011

daughter texts
son tweets
mother learns

electrical meltdown
wires fused
major woes
lots of new plants
brighten the day

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

August 10, 2011

picking up dog poop fountain beckons

the miracle cat
16 yrs old today

sheet rock removal
stud trimmed
electrical short
another day
in construction land

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

August 9, 2011

morning yoga
on my porch
slug joins in

gargantuan strawberry
slugs and I

scared dog
joins me in
my shower

azure skies touch
tender well-worn memories
spoken over a day
when much happened
the lost revealed

wonderful day
feeling better
makes all the difference
writing haiku
catching up

Monday, August 8, 2011

August 8, 2011

slug trails
meandering across
window screen

more cabinets installed
more sprinklers functional
for me
it has been
day of reading

Sunday, August 7, 2011

August 7, 2011

baby robin
on fir branch
gentle breeze

kitchen pantry
cricket chirps

robins chasing
through fir branches
windmill turns

sunday afternoon
reading napping
in my recliner

open dawn to dusk
two naps
lots of reading
delightfully dull day

Saturday, August 6, 2011

August 6, 2011

strawberries with
a slug

acorn squash
dogs play

summer day
new art hung
change of pace
slowing down
lots of reading

August 6, 2011

strawberries with
a slug

acorn squash
dogs play

summer day
new art hung
change of pace
slowing down
lots of reading

Friday, August 5, 2011

August 5, 2011

slug trails
on bark

painful back
quiet day reading
vet removes
and staples

Thursday, August 4, 2011

August 4, 2011

a balancing act
wobbly platform

morning shower
back goes out
day spent
in recliner

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

August 3, 2011

healing path
text message

summer day
new and

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August 2, 2011

bevy of
baby robins splashing
in turtle pond

blue skies
silver lining
without clouds

crash bang
kitchen cabinets
coming and going
reading in my recliner
Sasha in my lap

Monday, August 1, 2011

August 1, 2011

roller skates
summer freedom

green tomato
black prince
season’s first

laid to rest
black capped

tomato plant
gift from student
first to bear fruit

upgrade to lion
now up is down
and down is up

demanding cat
escaping dog
long nap
good book
lovely day