Monday, September 22, 2008

Haiku: Autumn

Today is officially the First Day of Autumn. It says so on my calendar. But we don't really get "autumn" around here in SE Texas. Our four seasons are Early Summer, Summer, Still Summer, and February. Today feels like Still Summer.

A warm sunny day;
A tropical bloom greets me
This first day of fall.


*This is for the "Autumn" prompt at One Single Impression this week - be sure to stop by there to see all the wonderful autumn poetry!

13 comments:

Raven said...

You made me laugh. I love your four seasons. Nice haiku.

D... said...

I always call our four seasons: Summer, Summer-er, Summer-est, and Fall.

Hard to believe it's now officially Autumn. Although, it is cooler than usual. It's in the 80s rather than the 90s.

Deborah Godin said...

Love this, and the humor in both it and your notes (the Texas seasons) gave me a big smile. We used to say something similar when I lived in Alberta - just two seasons there - winter, and Stampede Week!

Jim and Jami said...

how true this is.....I remember when I was a kid here in texas we had winter, spring, summer, and fall.....however our seasons are as you said..... I think that is how the seasons in Texas are now taught, "kinda-hot, dang-it-is-hot, I-melted-yesterday, & holy-crap-it-was-80-degrees-yesterday-and-40-today."..... ;D

forgetfulone said...

What a pretty haiku and a pretty flower!

jennyonthespot said...

This is my favorite season... I love Fall!

SandyCarlson said...

The first day of autumn has this effect! "You're not supposed to be here yet, yet yet here you are!" Great stuff. God bless.

Julie said...

An interesting description of the seasons in various parts of North America from both you and from your readers. You have written a fine Haiku that matches the glorious hibiscus.

anthonynorth said...

Your description of your seasons was excellent.

Stacey said...

LOL LOL on the possums! I saw several of those in the southern part of Missouri while I was headed to Memphis. I never see them up here in the northern part--but I do see lots of possums.

I agree with you on the bats, but they still fascinate me. I can't take my eyes off them when I see them. Why?! xoxoxo

Patois said...

This is great. What a wonderful, beautiful ku and photo. Happy Still Summer.

qualcosa di bello said...

your blog is such a fun place!! & this 'ku is why this yankee-born gal headed south asap in her adult life!!!

teric said...

Even though you don't get autumn you had a really great haiku. I didn't realize that about Texas.