Well, ahem, yes, I have been known to indulge in the occasional haiku or two. I succumbed again yesterday while enjoying the midsummer evening tidal pools at Spring Bay.
Madrona leaf glowing orange on still water
The shadow of a starfish
A raven's call.
And here's another that I have playfully titled "Rumi on the Beach".
Heron stands stark beneath opalescent sky
Fingers of light stream a blessing
The beloved watches.
And just to keep to the pattern, here's one about Keiko and a hummingbird that was trapped inside the house.
Tiny wings thrum against the pane
A flash of teeth and jaws
And, a wonder, release unharmed.
The hummingbird jetted off into the cedars, Keiko was quite surprised, and I have the beautiful image of a hummingbird flying out of Keiko's mouth to remember!
Yesterday I went to the Farmer's market and got a haircut from Emily, who turned out to be one of the Mud Girls! I was so happy to meet her - besides giving me an excellent (and delightfully "salon attitude"-free) haircut, she filled me in on how I can get involved with Mud Girls. I have been planning to build a little wabi sabi teahouse/hut on my brother's land and the collective can help me build one - probably from cob. Do check out their website, everything from their philosophy to their buildings is fabulous.
I'm trying to take a day off from the garden today in respect for my back. So I sewed an Alabama Chanin style corset top from a couple of t-shirts I found at the free store. It turned out very cute - and only took 2 1/2 hours sewing by hand! Slow cloth doesn't necessarily mean slow in speed - when I made my first such top by machine I'm sure it took longer, mostly because I had to rip out every seam. I also have a haori jacket that I'm finishing, as well as my Three Fates embroidery - lots to keep me amused on a sunny Sunday afternoon.