26 thoughts on “August

    1. Indeed, Joanna, August is a wonderful month. Here’s hoping the weather allows the farmers to bring the harvest in successfully. πŸŒΉπŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

    1. 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 πŸ˜… on my phone! πŸŒΉπŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

  1. 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!

    1. 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? πŸ˜‚ Probably! 🀣 Stay safe and away from the riverbanks. πŸ™πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

    1. 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. πŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

    1. 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. πŸŒΉπŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

    1. Right now it is very warm and dry, unusual for us northerners! Thanks for visiting, Morag, lovely to hear from you πŸŒΉπŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

      1. Yes, I believe there’s going to be another warm week this week. I hope you are well. Always enjoy your posts. πŸ’πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

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