Naturalist Weekly: Micro-Season–Haze First Covers the Skies

This week at the Naturalist Weekly blog, written by Mark S, the subject of the micro-season, “Haze First Covers the Skies,” is highlighted. It is the second micro-season of the mini-season, Rain Water.

Mark S discusses the difference between haze and mist as well as sharing some haiku from the masters like Issa. To read the whole article, check out

He also invites readers to write some haiku, and this pedometer geek writer wrote the following:

spring mists…
we hold hands
under the umbrella
~Nancy Brady, 2023

hazy morning
the ore boat glides
into the dock
~Nancy Brady, 2023

To read haiku written by other poets, check out the comments at the end of his blog.

In other haiku happenings, Valentina Ranaldi-Adams published her February issue of Stardust: Poetry With a Little Sparkle #74. Ten different countries are represented by the various poets including one by this pedometer geek. It is as follows:

gray skies

blue jays color

the day

~Nancy Brady, 2023

Thanks, Valentina, for choosing this haiku; it is greatly appreciated. To read all the haiku, check out

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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9 Responses to Naturalist Weekly: Micro-Season–Haze First Covers the Skies

  1. Mark S says:

    Hi Nan,
    What a wonderful collection for this post! I also really like the blu jay haiku as I feel like that has been my reality every day for the past week! I hope you have a good rest of your weekend!

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  2. Jules says:

    I enjoy holding hands… I can’t imagine being in a country where that is frowned upon. And I look forward to doing some kayaking again… when it gets a bit warmer.

    Yes, the blue jays and red cardinals brighten up the yard.

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    • I enjoy holding hands, too. It’s a great way to connect without being too overt. I look forward to getting out and enjoying spring and summer whether kayaking or pulling weeds.

      Agreed, I like colorful birds. Even the grackles with their iridescent heads brighten the garden.

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      • Jules says:

        Sometimes the grackles seem to hog the bird feeder… they came back last week being absent most of the winter (in my yard anyway). I haven’t shooed them away as I know they need to eat too. But sometimes when it is warmer I make the blackbirds take turns!

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  3. JC home says:

    A little bit of romance in the first one. Very sweet.
    The next two paint a picture of skies filled with birds and a little haze. Spring is coming. Once again, nice job!

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    • Thanks, JC. That’s nice of you to say. I can’t wait for spring. First the crocuses, then the daffodils followed by tulips and hyacinths.
      Blue jays can brighten any day. I know not everyone likes them, but I do.
      Come on spring!


  4. How do you make them take turns? We really haven’t had too much trouble with them, but just in case… We have plenty of sparrows, cardinals, and jays. Also a few finches, too. I like when we get Baltimore orioles, which I had never seen until two years ago. Now we court them with grape jelly feeders, but they won’t be around for a couple months.


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