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Monday, November 19, 2012

Quiet Monday

quiet, clear morning
a coyote out walking
crosses before me

    I wrote a haiku today about my morning walk.  I always appreciate when I see animals out on my walks.  It helps to remind me that there is more to this world than you and me.  It makes me wonder what happens when there are no longer coyotes to see, or jack rabbits and squirrels.
    Are you getting ready for Thanksgiving holiday?  What is your favorite thing to eat for Thanksgiving dinner?  Can you write a poem about that today?  Does anyone know about salsify?  The book I'm reading says it is a root vegetable also known by the name oyster plant.  I don't think I've ever tasted this plant, so I'm going to see if I can find some.  Isn't life fun when it comes with new experiences?  I hope you have lots of new experiences today.  Enjoy.


  1. Joy,

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the time with family, friends, and observing wildlife.

  2. Thanks, Linda. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving too. There is much to be thankful for. I'm especially grateful for you. You have been a strong, supportive friend and I appreciate you.

  3. Love your haiku... did the coyote really cross in front of you? We have clrar weather today, but it is cool, and the leaves are falling. I love Fall and am saddened to see winter start making inroads. But... to change is to be human.