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Naturalist Weekly: Micro-Season–The Pheasant First Calls

Mark S of Naturalist Weekly has written a post about the third micro-season, The Pheasant First Calls, of the mini-season, Minor Cold. He then discusses the various kinds of pheasants as well as invites readers to post a haiku or … Continue reading

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Naturalist Weekly: Micro-Season–The Springwater Holds Warmth

Mark S has written about the second micro-season, The Springwater Holds Warmth, of the mini-season Minor Cold. This micro-season runs from January 11 through January 15. He then discusses the season and a little about water. To read his whole … Continue reading

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Haiku Happenings–Haiku Dialogue, Haiku Seed Journal

This week the Haiku Foundation’s weekly column, Haiku Dialogue, has a new format and a new guest editor, John S. Green. The format has changed to a two-week cycle. The first week the haiku are chosen from those submitted. The … Continue reading

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The Collection: Sabbatical

The new year has began and with it, is the return of Charli Mills’ Carrot Ranch prompts. Here is how she introduced the prompt: January 2, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a … Continue reading

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Failed Haiku: Volume 8, Issue #85

Failed Haiku–A Journal of English Senryu is one of this pedometer geek’s favorite journals (mainly because it was one of the first journals to accept my haiku/senryu writing fairly regularly) How could I not appreciate (founder and now video editor) … Continue reading

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The Naturalist Weekly: Micro-Season–The Water Dropwort Flourishes (2023)

This week Mark’s Naturalist Weekly blog discusses the first micro-season of the mini-season Minor Cold. This micro-season is called “The Water Dropwort Flourishes” and the water dropwort is also known as Japanese parsley. Mark goes on to explain more about … Continue reading

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BP: The Old and the New (Haiku Happenings and More)

The year 2022 has ended, and the new year, 2023, has begun.This pedometer geek read or heard somewhere some time ago that the new year is no longer called the new year when people automatically don’t have to mentally remind … Continue reading

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Naturalist Weekly: Micro-season–The Elk Sheds Its Antlers (and Other Haiku Happenings)

This week at the Naturalist Weekly blog, Mark S. blogged about the micro-season, The Elk Sheds Its Antlers, which is the second micro-season of the mini-season Winter Solstice, He discussed the differences between antlers and horns as well as which … Continue reading

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Naturalist Weekly and Other Haiku Happenings

Mark’s Naturalist Weekly blog features the micro-season, “The Common Self-Heal Sprouts,” which is the first micro-season in the mini-season Winter Solstice. These seasons are based on Japan’s seasons, and don’t follow the seasons in the part of the world where … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Eve (again)

It’s Christmas Eve Eve as my sons called the 23rd of December. It will soon be Christmas Day, but this pedometer geek knew that it began to look like the holiday in October. How did I know? There were the … Continue reading

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