“Time Glass” – “I will challenge you again to write a haiku within 24 hours. For this Time Glass episode I challenge you to write an “extreme” Haibun, but now you use a maximum of 100 words, including the haiku. Today this prompt is First Snow.”
The weather in Central Texas around Christmas vacillates from the opportunity to wear shorts and flip flops to wearing long-sleeve t-shirts. The calendar may indicate we are in the winter season, but Madam Weather often ignores the almanac. So, I can confidently report snow fall is quite rare in my area of the world. However, when Madame Winter graces us with flakes – whether a dusting or a covering – it is lovely and magical. A different type silence falls upon us. Nature and this gal are always in awe.
Of the mounting moon
© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2014
First Snow with Haibun
(less than 100 words)
Reminds me of parts of Italy, though where I live, we can’t wear shorts and flip flops at least we rarely get snow 🙂 Great post, thanks for sharing this haibun!
Lovely haiku and writing.
Bravo, becca! This is fantastic!
Strange type of weather you have there in Texas … I cannot imagine what that means … here in The Netherlands it’s truly winter, frost and cold, but no snow or something. I can’t remember when we had for the last time e.g. a White Christmas … last year it was to warm for the time of year and this year … well we will see.
Wonderful haibun Becca … thank you for participating.
Just lovely, and a reminder of our special Christmas eve snowfall.
I’ve not responded to your comment over at my place yet, but I read it, and thought I would pass on some information here. The place I go to is called Cloud Dance. Jim and Susan live on the place, and there are three cabins. Here’s a link to their web page: Cloud Dance. They’re as clean as can be, and come with AC and heat, fireplace, firewood, hot tub, and a fully furnished kitchen.
One reason I started going there is that they advertise themselves as a spot for “mature nature lovers.” What that translates into is no unaccompanied kids, no groups of young people, no noise at night, minimal noise during the day, etc. And, there are notes around that if ANYONE harms or threatens any of the wildlife, everyone in the group gets evicted, wtih no refund. So there.
They’re as nice as can be, but they run a nice, quiet ship, which makes it just great. Oh – there is satellite tv, but that’s it. ATT phones work in the area, but Verizon coverage is terrible, from Leakey down to Uvalde, and west. I couldn’t have made a phone call if I wanted to. I had to get back to Kerrville to pick up Verizon again.
That may be more information than you need now, but as long as it was on my mind, I thought I’d pass it on.
Oh thank you for the information. It is about 4 hrs from us, but certainly doable for a long weekend. Good to know about the cell service. I appreciate you sharing with me! 😀