SUMMER RAIN, JULY CLOUDS!

‘Tis a misty summer’s day here in the city.

2013 JULY CLOUDS
2013 JULY CLOUDS

That soft rain of summer appeals to me, seems to quench the thirst of gardens and lawns, painting a brighter landscape, if you will.

Sometimes the weather conditions inspire a poem or two. Thought I would share this haiku that I wrote this morning, along with a cloud photo.

This cloud photo was taken a day or two ago, from the deck, my favourite writing location.

Have a good one!

HAIKU ON JULY

gentle summer rain

cascading over dry lawn

phoenix renewal

© 2013 Patricia A. McGoldrick

 

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MEMORY BOOK–MAKE ONE

Summer is flying by. I realize the brevity of the season as the temperature dropped to an autumn coolness last night, calling for a sweater on an evening walk.

I also realized that it is just over a month since our street lost a good neighbour.

Annie actually lived on the opposite end of our crescent. Although she lived quite a few houses away, our paths crossed each year at an annual late summer/fall barbecue, hosted by a couple of our mutual neighbours. During the ensuing months, we would meet by chance at the local food store or mall, exchange a smile, a quick hello. Sometimes, we would wave to each other as we passed by our homes, driving or walking. We did, in fact, wave to each other as I drove past Annie’s place, just a few weeks ago.

A handful of days later, Annie died. Seeing her obituary in the daily paper was a shock and it has taken some weeks to process this loss to her family and our community.

In her memory , I wrote this haiku and made a little memory book. 

Wordle Annie

Haiku for a Neighbour

 I waved to Annie

sitting in shade on her porch

Who knew ’twas the last?

© 2013 Patricia A. McGoldrick

R.I.P