Winter Drizzle

Pecans in December

Disrobing trees   Craving slow winter drizzle   Butterflies gather

Although, December conjures images of cool weather in other areas, Central Texas was in the mid-80s F today.  Oh, how our area needs rain … a long soaking drizzling rain!! We watered as if it were summer.  As I walked along the crunchy withering grass, and drying leaves, I enjoyed flocks of butterflies everywhere; flittering and fluttering … parting ways as I walked through them.  Although, this is quite unusual for this type of year … it was a delightful gift of nature!!


© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012

Logo - Carpe Diem - December 2012

Winter shower

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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21 Responses to Winter Drizzle

  1. I dont think I can imagine a winter using sun-screen lol… I know I once went to Cyprus for the week before Christmas some years ago… Singing Christmas Carols by the Pool was really weird LOl.. …
    Glad you enjoyed some much needed Drizzle…. I can share some of the UK’s with you if you like.. 🙂 xxxx


  2. Joni says:

    We have lived in Texas two different times & its beauty for me was the constant surprises in its weather, wildflowers, and wildlife/nature!! 🙂


  3. yerpirate says:

    Stunning! I love well-written haiku, very much.
    Like my Swedish colleague we are here at -15C in Finland next door. Snow is beautiful, and long winter night. But the cold..well..fed up!


    • becca givens says:

      I appreciate the beauty of falling snow, and pristine landscapes … but as far as living in it day in and day out —- unless I can hibernate 😀 … might be a bit much for this Southern Louisiana girl!! I am like Goldilocks of The Three Bears — I do not like it too hot, nor too cold — only “just right!” Thank you for your visit and kind feedback!!


  4. WabiSabi says:

    I love the image of the disrobing trees! And the surprise of the butterflies! Lovely haiga!


  5. jrbsays says:

    I’m sitting here in Brisbane in 39c heat and feeling your words…lovely 🙂


  6. Geraldine says:

    How strange the weather is, everywhere it seems. I’m yearning for snow, as I wrote about in my latest post at My Poetic Path. I’m guessing you don’t see much of that where you are, right Becca. 😉

    Happy Week to you, G


  7. brudberg says:

    And here in Sweden we are past the rain with temperatures below -10…


  8. Loll says:

    The butterflies in late autumn/early winter threw me. I think of spring. Then I remembered the monarch butterflies here in California show up in September. So now I am wondering what kind of butterflies these are. Are they monarchs too?

    I’ve learned so much about the natural world in these few days of creating haiku.

    It’s a lovely poem. I especially love the imagery of disrobing trees.


    • becca givens says:

      They look like Monarchs, but seem smaller than the ones I’ve noticed in the summertime and earlier in the Fall. Whatever they are, they are a delightful surprise at this time of year. Thank you for your visit.


  9. Awesome! This haiga is wonderful, feels like an ‘Indian Summer’, but it’s all about winter shower. Thank you for being part in Carpe Diem.
    PS. Would you please be so kind to link this haiku to Carpe Diem? Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing.


  10. I can’t imagine eighty degrees in December. My goodness! Didn’t know anything about Texas weather. I’m in Tennessee. In December we can make it as high as the sixties. Love your poem.


    • becca givens says:

      Thanks, Hattie … I wish we were having a little bit of your TN weather. Today everyone was running around in shorts, and/or short sleeves. Rumor has it we will get some cooler weather next week. 😀


  11. Wow wish I could send you some of our Cotswold rain! x Lovely poem x


  12. Green Speck says:

    Butterflies are always so pleasant !!!


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