This beautiful Red Shouldered Hawk sat on a limb just beyond the edge of my back yard. The birds at the feeder did not seemed concerned and continued to come and go as usual. I saw him dive down after a mouse in the weeds. That is how I happened to seem him.
Hawk looking for lunch
Making the most of daylight
Winter Solstice near
Phot: Dwight L. Roth
Frank Tassone reminded us that we are coming up on the longest/shortest day of the year. This coming Saturday is the Winter Solstice in our hemisphere. Midwinter can only mean one thing… Spring is on the way! Our Haikai poem this week is to refer to midwinter.
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Spring Forward… Fall Backwards
It happens every year as regular as clockwork
Playing with light // playing with time
Daylight Savings Time // Eastern Standard Time
Shifting daylight // stealing from dusk
Watching in desperation as the sun goes to sleep
Snoring through December as light dissolves into darkness
Like a bear in winter chasing dreams through the galaxy
Sleet and snow keep us slip sliding away
Wishing for lengthening days and summer sunshine
When once again that sleepy fireball lights up the sky
Photo: Dwight L. Roth
Open link night at d’verse and Kim reminded us that time changes this weekend. So here is my poem about Falling Backwards.
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