Yesterday we had a surprise snowfall. It was very unusual to get snow here in North Carolina on April 2nd. It was beautiful with large wet flakes falling all around. I have already mowed my lawn twice this spring. The little bunny hopped around through the snow seeming a bit confused. Fortunately his cold chill did not last long. It was melted by evening and warmed to a comfortable 70 F today!
Snowflakes fall softly
Little bunny has cold seat
What happened to spring?
Photo: Dwight L. Roth
This evening’s sunset is one the most beautiful we have seen. The woods behind us was on fire with reds and blues as the sun sank low in the sky. Earlier, the bunny rabbit showed himself, coming out for some fresh clover and new grass. Spring always brings joy and the assurance of new life.
Spring Equinox comes
Bringing late rainbow sunsets
Woods aflame with burning hues
Bunny nibbles green shamrocks
St. Patrick’s Day swims in green
Photos: Dwight L. Roth
Frank Tassone’s Haikai challenge today was to write a poem that eluded to the Spring Equinox coming us this week. I wrote about two things that brought me joy today!
Join us at: https://frankjtassone.com/2019/03/16/haikai-challenge-77-3-16-19-march-equinox-machi-shunbun-haiku-senryu-haibun-tanka-haiga-renga/
Little brown bunny came by this morning
Fattened by summer green he’s mourning
Nibbling remains of the frostbitten grass
Knowing winter’s fare is here at last
Thick fur coat picked out for winter
Buttoned up tight all around this sprinter
Watching me make coffee he sits and wonders
Not sure what’s going on at my kitchen counter
Hot coffee for me as I watch him shiver
Waiting patiently for me his pose delivers
Then off to the woods and his nest in the grass
Tonight when it’s cold he’ll be out in the blast
Freezing air coming in it sure will be a cold
Maybe some snow blowing in strong and bold
When time to sleep I’ll be snug in my bed
He’ll be out there in his warm nest instead