August August 1, 2022August 1, 2022 ~ Ashley White-tail bumblebee (Bombus lucorum) The beginning of a new month and the festival of Lammas; a time of harvest. Bees hurry Between the flowers; Autumn. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
31 thoughts on “August”
Thank you, Ashley, for the beautiful picture, a reminder of a wonderful time, the harvest.
Indeed, Joanna, August is a wonderful month. Here’s hoping the weather allows the farmers to bring the harvest in successfully. 🌹🙋♂️
My dear departed mom was born in August, which makes it a wonderful month by itself.
Dear MM, August is surely a great month in which to celebrate her life and the harvest.🙏
What a beautiful photo Ashley! Happy Lammas/Lughnasa.
Thank you, Katelon and happy Lammas to you. 🌹🙋♂️
Thank you for the wonderful photo and words to match, so uplifting 🙂
Thanks for your lovely comments, Marina. Happy August 🌹🙋♂️
What an amazing picture and lovely poem, Ashley. Happy August to you!
Thank you, Ute, for your lovely comments. Bees are difficult to photograph as they just won’t sit still. The trouble I had to capture this one 😅 on my phone! 🌹🙋♂️
Nice first-day-of-autumn hokku, Ashleaf and beautiful photo to go with it! This month and the next two constitute autumn, according to the ancient ones. I agree with them. It makes sense for the equinox to be mid-autumn, instead of the first day of autumn. The dates of the equinoxes and solstices don’t change; but the names may. Happy Lughnasadh!
Dear Hokku-brother, I always look forward to hearing from you. I agree about your autumn comments especially since it’s in accordance with the ancient ones! Does that mean I’m ancient too? 😂 Probably! 🤣 Stay safe and away from the riverbanks. 🙏🙋♂️
A beautiful and uplifting photo, Ashley. Thankyou
Thank you! Lovely to hear from you. I see there’s more rain on the way. Keep well. 🌹🙋♂️
Oh, what a beautiful image, Ashley. Perfect flower to rest on and beautiful haiku. 👌🙏
Dear Marina, thank you for your lovely comments. Bees are difficult to capture as they won’t sit still for long 😊 especially as I’ve only got my mobile phone to take pictures! I try to write only seasonal hokku, keeping to the traditional 3 line format but without a syllable count and only writing verses relating to the current season. Challenging but quietly pleasurable. 🌹🌹🙋♂️
Challenge seen through beautifully, my friend. 🌟👌🔆
This photo is incredible, Ashley. And I like the way the first 2 lines of your haiku imply haste, but the third line rests on Autumn. Beautiful post, my friend. Have a great Sunday! 🌞
Thank you, Lisa, I really appreciate your comments, they mean a great deal to me! Sunday morning has been a quiet one: a short “power” walk for me whilst my wife tends to the garden (a lot of dead-heading) then, our main meal of the day followed by a quiet afternoon reading. After Joanna’s latest post I may re-read Henry Beston’s “The Outermost House”. What a brilliant book; I would love to visit Cape Cod but time is running out so I might have to find somewhere here instead. 🌹🙋♂️
Sounds like a perfect day, Ashley! 🌞
A time to harvest, sounds good. I am looking forward to autumn. That is when I will arrive in Scotland.
Right now it is very warm and dry, unusual for us northerners! Thanks for visiting, Morag, lovely to hear from you 🌹🙋♂️
Yes, I believe there’s going to be another warm week this week. I hope you are well. Always enjoy your posts. 💐🙋♀️
Beautiful picture 🌸
Thank you for visiting and your lovely comment 🌹🙋♂️
Thank you, Ashley, for the beautiful picture and the wonderful haiku.
Ashley, I wish you all the best!
Rosie from Germany 🌹
Thank you, Rosie, it is lovely to hear from you. Wishing you also, a wonderful autumn 🌹🙋♂️
Maravillosa fotografía. Gracias, estimado amigo.
Thank you, Barbara, for your lovely comment 🌹🙋♂️