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August 31, 2016

bees are busy in the Fall crocus


early morning fog

P1100387summer is fading

P1100403nourishing raindrops

feed the soul

P1100399the scent of Daphne fills the air

P1100401the ginkgo is changing colour

P1100402the hydrangea faded in the summer sun

P1100409still harvesting

time for a new prayer flag

Velma introduced me to ecotones

a time of transitions – where two communities meet and integrate

new beginnings

in Japanese – mujo

transience, impermanence

P1100414the start of an idea

12 Comments leave one →
  1. vdbolyard permalink
    September 1, 2016 5:05 am

    ecotones are the richest places, where coyotes and little birds and children and raspberries flourish. thanks for remembering. and thanks for your pictures.


    • September 1, 2016 7:09 am

      Velma – thank you for sharing the idea of ecotones, I look for them now and find them in the most interesting places.


  2. September 1, 2016 4:11 am

    Beautiful post–yes, autumn is coming. I say that with anticipation!


    • September 1, 2016 7:11 am

      Kerry – the change has been quite sudden here, I love the heat but the earth and plants needed moisture.


  3. Judi Bushby permalink
    August 31, 2016 6:16 pm

    Always so poetic. Such lovely photos and mujo is wonderful. I love the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi. Just thinking you might enjoy reading ” the Curious Life of a Lonely Postman” by Denis Theriault, much of which is written in haiku and tanka.


    • August 31, 2016 7:10 pm

      Judi – thank you and thanks for the book suggestion, I’ll definitely find a copy. When are you going to Japan?


  4. Kristin permalink
    August 31, 2016 4:26 pm

    I think I am in love with fog…and that tomato.


    • August 31, 2016 4:32 pm

      Kristin – fog is great as long as you are firmly attached to the land – not so great at sea in a small boat when you can’t see two feet in front of the boat. Been there and done that – too often! I can remember sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge once and not knowing it until we could hear the traffic over our heads.


      • Kristin permalink
        August 31, 2016 6:27 pm

        EEk! I lived on a boat for a while, but it was attached to the dock, lol.


      • August 31, 2016 7:08 pm

        Kristin – then you could sit tight and enjoy the fog.


  5. August 31, 2016 3:11 pm

    Cooling raindrop breaths
    Mujo impermanent fall
    Dusky colours blurring.


    • August 31, 2016 3:58 pm

      Kjerstin – beautiful, a lady of many talents. if you go to and click “on demand” on the top menu there is a 28 minute (filmed for tv) photo/haiku discussion/contest every month – great for photographers and haiku enthusiasts. NHK is Japanese national T.V./radio.

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