Saturday, 14 August 2010

summer haiku

thistledown floats
above a field of cabbage -
white butterflies

11 comments:

bunnits said...

A delightful haiku. I can just see it.

I love the delicious looking apples in your new header photo.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Hoo boy - the wild thistles in roadside ditches are just loaded with white down now. Soon it will float everywhere too and begin another cycle - much in the great neighboring fields of domestic strawberries!

leavesnbloom said...

That just describes the scene around these parts perfectly.

sandy, from gardenpath said...

lovely!

Bill said...

Excellent.

Megan Coyle said...

lovely - sounds just like summer :)

Lucy said...

Lovely haiku.

The last time we tried to grow any brassicas, the white butterflies ate them alive, even though we netted them. Then a family of wrens took up residence and fed them to their fledgling babies by the beakload! It was such a lovely sight we didn't mind losing the cabbages and broccoli!

Our farmers last year grew a big field of fodder cabbage. They were going to process it and feed it to the cows with the maize silage to add vitamins and minerals so they wouldn't have to use so much imported soya supplement. In the end they just let the cows eat it straight from the field though. There were plenty of butterflies but only one corner of it really seems to get badly eaten, there was plenty left.

My neighbour used to raise a white butterfly farm in his cabbages every year, but he only grew them to feed to his rabbits. Then he ate the rabbits. Sorry.

I love your banner, makes my mouth pucker and water at the same time.

HKatz said...

'Thistledown' is such a soft, airy, beautiful word.

this is my patch said...

Lovely. I've been watching seedheads floating around the garden today, and large and small white butterflies. x

AscenderRisesAbove said...

that is very sweet - i can see this.

P. M. Doolan said...

Reminds me of the work of the master, Issa.