Saturday, June 10, 2017

Hodgepodge 219/365 - Haiku (6/5/17)

It is Saturday, 6/10, as I type: I am doing five days of catch-up—catching up for a week that I spent happily without Internet up at Lake Tahoe, at an interagency (mostly U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management) wilderness ranger academy, listening to inspiring and/or informative talks for two days, then spending two days in a soggy meadow in the rain, pulling on a crosscut saw. Bliss!

But now I'm back and I thought I'd write up a few of the highlights of the week, with some photos. For starters, a few lame haiku, written in my tent.

Fallen Leaf Lake gleams
last light brushes snowy peaks
stillness settles in

Mosquitoes dance, land,
big as aircraft carriers—
slap! . . . not very zen

4:40: birdsong
close by—farther off, same tune
. . . another new dawn

Four nights of camping
Fallen Leaf Lake
Water rushes over the weir
Snow plant and pine cone
I spotted a river otter swimming around at this spot

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