Tuesday, January 30, 2007

January 30 Haiku

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Fortunate drivers:
mornings go east, evenings west
watching the sky.

This week's prompt at One Deep Breath is to take a closer look at our connection to nature. Some days I only get outside to see the sky during the drive to and from work. I am so grateful that I drive into the sunrise and sunset and commute at just the right time during the winter to witness the glory of the changing sky. Some days I have to pull over and take out my camera. Many of my haiku come together during the drive. Glancing up at the sky is what keeps me grounded in the natural world. How do you connect with nature in your daily busy life?

13 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

I watch the sunrise from the bus on the way to work and the sunset on the way home. So I can relate very much to your haiku. How else do I connect to nature in my daily life? Well I go for a walk every lunch time unless the weather is awful, there is a small park near my place of work and in a slightly different direction a small but lovely wooded area. Both really good for birds.

Regina Clare Jane said...

What a lovely picture! Our house faces west so we get the most beautiful sunsets...

Paris Parfait said...

That's a beautiful photo! And I go across the street to the big park and walk or ride my bike.

Roswila said...

Yes, how wonderful to drive into both sunrise and sunset. Your ku captures that.

Tammy said...

You have to love a glass half full attitude like this. Beautiful view!

get zapped said...

Keepers of the sun. You captured this so well! I've been enjoying the sun so much this winter! Thank you.

kim said...

Took a long walk with the little guy in the rain today, and saw how beautiful this place is with water cascading down. Otherwise, the beauty seems wasted, no one ever out to enjoy it but my kids and I (it seems).

Your thoughts: Lovely glass half full, indeed.

Remiman said...

I too drive east to work and return west. Also, I look out the window as often as I can. Today the river was shrouded in wintery mist freezing and sparkling in the sun.
You photo is breath taking.
rel

Becca said...

Lovely reminder of the ways we can connect to nature every day :)

I pass a wonderful pond every day, where a family of swans have resided for the past five years. Every day I watch the progress of their latest generation. It's lovely.

jblack designs said...

What a lovely photo and wonderful haiku. I too marvel at the sunrise when I top the hill at my place of work in the mornings.

I'm fortunate to work in a beautiful location, though, so when things get stressful, I just look outside at hawks gliding or cross the street to the edge of the 400-acre (mostly) nature preserve inside the city.

Thanks for reminding me of what I get to enjoy each day!

jb

cloudscome said...

Thanks for all the nice comments. I am glad to hear you all get to see these beautiful sunrises and sunsets too...

Sandy said...

Beautiful view! I think your haiku made a lot of us aware of a good way to enjoy the commute.

n.b. said...

A very clever thought!