6/24/2008

New England Saijiki

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New England Saijiki, USA

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Kiyose compiled by Jan Jordan, June 2008

New England States located in the Northeast of the United States are
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.


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.. .. SPRING (March, April, May)

.. Season
.. Heaven

.. Earth
Warmer days
Snow melts
Rivers overflow
Mud season
Spring foliage

.. Humanity
Fishing
Baseball games, Spring Training
Sugar on Snow suppers
Tapping maple trees, Sugaring off

.. Observances
Ash Wednesday (Catholic)
Memorial Day
Mother's Day
National Day of Prayer (May 1)
Palm Sunday
St. Patrick's Day
Patriots' Day (on 19th April, celebrated only in Massachusetts and Maine)
Good Friday
Easter (Catholic, Protestant)
. Passover (Jewish) .

.. Animals
Birds migrating north:
(Blackbirds
Bluebirds
Bobolinks
Crows, American
Doves, Mourning
Ducks
Chickens
Finches
Geese
Grackles
Hawks
Herons
Hummingbirds
Killdeers
Larks
Robins
Swallows
Thrashers, brown
Thrush
Warblers

Ants
Bears
Beavers
Cows
Coyotes
Flies
Goats
Horses
Mice
Otters
Partridges
Pigs
Porcupines
Rabbits
Raccoons
Salmon
Sheep
Skunks
Squirrels
Trout, brook
Trout, brown
Trout, rainbow
Turtles
Turkeys, wild
Wolves, gray
Worms

.. Plants_Flowers
Apple trees
Azaleas
Crocuses
Daffodils
Dandelions
Forsythia
Hyacinths
Lilacs
Lily-of-the-Valley, Lilies
Mayflowers
Mint
Pussy Willows
Skunk cabbages
Snow drops
Trilliums
Tulips
Violets

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spring cleaning...
a rainbow above
the manure spreader


spring morning:
the crow starts cawing
before the alarm clock


Mother's Day:
moose teaches calf to jump
the farmer's fence



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.. .. SUMMER
(June, July, August)


.. Season
.. Heaven

.. Earth
Strawberry suppers
Hazy, humid, hot days
Sizzling asphalt pavement
Retreat to cool mountains
Thunderstorms
Lightning
Rainbows

.. Humanity
Camping, Going to camp, Summer Camp
Farmer markets
Fireworks
Garage sales
Picnics, Cookouts
Sidewalk sales by merchants
vacation to water or mountains to hike, bike, boat, water ski, etc.
Watering the lawn or garden

.. Observances
Armed Forces Day
Flag Day
Independence Day - July 4

.. Animals
Second breeding season for many animals
Bass
Bees
Beetles
Butterflies
Deer
Frogs
Grasshoppers
Hawks
Lady bugs
Lightning bugs
Moose
Moths
Mosquitoes
Snakes
Toads
Trout, lake
Walleye

.. Plants_Flowers
Asters
Berries
Buttercups
Clover
Coneflowers
Daisies
Four o'clocks
Geraniums
Goldenrod
Hyacinth
Indian paintbrush
Iris
Laurel, mountain
Lupines
Marigolds
Morning glories
Pansies
Peas, Sweet
Peonies
Poppies
Primrose, evening
Ragweed
Rhododendron
Rose
Water hyacinth
Water lily

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sunset breeze...
an open gate joins
the lark's song


cloudburst
the laundry wetter now
than when hung up


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.. .. AUTUMN, FALL
(Late September, October, November)


.. Season
.. Heaven

.. Earth
cold nights
first frost, killing frost
snow returns

.. Humanity
"Baseball Playoffs:" "Division Series," "Pennant Race," and "World Series,"
Football
Hay rides
Soccer
Tourists view foliage
Turkey dinners

.. Observances
School year begins
Labor Day
Patriot Day
. Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)
Yom Kippur (Jewish) .

Columbus Day
United Nations Day
Halloween
All Saint's Day
All Soul's Day
Election Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day

.. Animals:
Caterpillars
Crickets
Geese and birds migrate south

.. Plants_flowers
Cattails
Chrysanthemums
Dahlias
Lilies
Milkweed
Mountain ash berries
Sunflowers
.. Trees
Fall foliage (maple, ash, beech, birch, larch, tamarack, hackmatack and oak trees with colored leaves: red, orange yellow or brown)
Fir, Balsam Fir


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alpine meadow...
cattle graze amid
lengthening shadows


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.. .. WINTER
(December, January, February)


. Season
.. Heaven

.. Earth
Freezing rain or freezing drizzle
Freezing temps at night
Sleigh rides
Snowfall, Blizzard

.. Humanity
Carnivals
Snow sculptures
Football Playoffs: "The Super Bowl."

Ice fishing
Ice hockey
Ice skating
Sledding, Tobaggoning
Snowboarding
Snow skiing
Snow shoeing
Snow shoveling

.. Observances
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
Earth Day
Epiphany (Episcopal, Catholic)
Groundhog Day
. Hanukkah (Jewish) .
Martin Luther King Jr., Day
Lincoln's Birthday (12th February)
President's Day
Pearl Harbor Day
St. Valentine's Day
Washington's Birthday (22nd February)

.. Animals
Blue jays
Cardinals
Chickadees
Juncos
Mockingbirds, northern
Owls
Sparrows
Titmouse, tufted
Woodpeckers

.. Plants_flowers_trees
Poinsettia
Norway pines

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Winter Haiku

Ash Wednesday:
the priest blesses drivers
of snowmobiles



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.. .. NEW YEAR

.. Season
.. Heaven
.. Earth
.. Humanity

.. Observances
New Year's Eve
New Year's Day

.. Animals
.. Plants


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..................... H A I K U


Super Bowl Sunday --
watching the Cardinals,
eating hot buffalo wings


Karen Cesar, January 2009
HH


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hanukkah,
a row of blue lights
only half lit


- Shared by Shawn Lee Whitney -
Joys of Japan, December 2012



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