Monday, February 12, 2007

Haiku: Shelter





Our prompt for this week:
A dwelling place, home or refuge... Or the view from such. What speaks to you of shelter?


Boxwood shrubbery
Spotted Towhee residence
Foraging for seeds




Doesn't he just look like he is sizing you up? For more, go to One Deep Breath.

13 comments:

AnnieElf said...

So gentle Jone. Being west coast, I had never heard of the spotted towhee so I immediately went to Google. What a sweet looking little bird.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Being in the UK, I'd never heard of the spotted towhee either and will look up immediately! Lovely haiku and photo - so green!

Jone said...

I am trying to photograph this sweet birds and will upload if I am successful. The current photo is my backyard retreat.

Regina Clare Jane said...

A retreat indeed! It looks so inviting! It's amazing how birds can make shelters out of just about anything!

Tammy said...

Hi Jone! You forgot I'm a huge Shirley Temple fan ;) Yes, we were married on the 14th at sunrise on a beach on Kauai, 3yrs ago.

Lovely haiku! Can't wait to see your shots of the Towhee. I better get working on mine!

HUGS

paris parfait said...

Such a lovely haiku and photo - I hadn't heard of the Spotted Towhee, but my husband, the Brit birder had!

Sandy said...

I always see towhees under some sort of cover. Our's (Maine) are the eastern, like yours, just without spots. Your retreat is nice.

Becca said...

A lovely descriptive haiku of this wonderful, bird shelter :)

ku said...

your ku is like some secret snapshot...nice work!

QAZSE said...

wonderful haiku and a lovely spot

It seems extraordinary to me that man builds shelters for which some birds have a preference over those which naturally occur. It is a lovely interaction.

regards

get zapped said...

I can hear them! Very nice haiku. Thank you.

liquidquick said...

heh... when i look at that picture, i want to reach out and push the trees aside, i can't help but feel there's something hidden behind them.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Jone, thanks for letting me know you'd added the photo of the towhee - what a lovely bird!