Showy Snowy Blossoms

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As you can see, there have been no storm clouds near my town in California this past week.  The trees are in full bloom in most places.  We stopped for a shot of the orchards last week, as they look like snow has fallen beneath the trees.

Fallen Blossoms Near Dixon

Fallen Blossoms Near Dixon

We went to the Almond Festival last weekend in the Capay Valley.  It was a very windy day and the scent of honey filled the air when I paused to take some photos, which spawned this Haiku…..

Honey Scented Almond Blossom

Honey Scented Almond Blossom

Honey scent lingers

Raging wind sweeps petals up

Blue sky, rain shy day

Capay Valley Windy Day

Capay Valley Windy Day

Right before we were moving on up the valley out of Rumsey, I spotted this oak that reminded me of the one my friend and I used to ride in Soquel.  We’d hop on a low limb and pretend that we were riding horses.    

Old Oak in Rumsey

Old Oak in Rumsey

There are days that I miss being a kid.

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Haiku Sunrise Strings

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It occured to me, while writing last weeks post, that I don’t see the sunrise all that often.  I’ve a hill that sits to the east between myself and the sun.  I do watch the sunrise, almost everyday, when we go to the Hawaiian Islands by just not altering from California time.  Yesterday, I went to the writing group and one of the regulars wanted help with her haiku.  It made me think about the fact that I had not written a haiku in a very long time.  Here is one for each of these sunrise photos.  I hope you like them.

Ship Wreck Sunrise

Shipwreck Sunrise

Waves crash, sun rays rise

Birds calling, raindrops falling

Hawaiian sunrise

 

Puddle Reflection

Puddle Reflection

Quietly we wait

Silent, still, focused, watching

Reflecting beauty

 

Kaui's Rising Sun

Kaui’s Rising Sun

Stillness fills the air

World begins without a care

Paradise awaits