Saturday, January 22, 2011

Haiku My Heart - Dreaming

sun-soaked sand
tickles my toes & fancy––
through my window, snow


Dreams of sun and sand sustain me through these times of bitter cold and endless gloom. The photo above was taken some summers ago where the Au Train river spills gently into Lake Superior, creating a warm pool perfect for swimming, in contrast to the chilly waters of the big lake. Sigh... it fills my soul. Do you hear the gulls?

I've been MIA for awhile, I know. The holidays were a strain, and were followed by a nice, persistent stomach virus that we just seemed to keep passing around and around. Blehh. I didn't think it would ever end, but thankfully we all seem to finally be over it. I just want to throw open the windows and breathe in fresh air, and let it flow through the house. Alas, with temps in the teens and single digits, I'll keep dreaming of warm sunshine and spring breezes for awhile, yet.

What do you think of the new blog attire? The company hosting my old background changed servers. In theory, all I had to do was grab the new code, plug it in and I'd be good to go. Nothing's ever as simple as it seems, though. I discovered that my old background was apparently 'retired', forcing me to find something new, which in turn necessitated an upgrade, and, of course, a new banner, etc., etc. So, here we are. For now, at least. I'm still considering... At least it pried me out of my winter rut and back into some semblance of creativity, and that's always a good thing. And I do love the colors. Fresh, like that spring breeze that keeps flirting at the edge of my dreams.

I apologize for my late offering to Haiku My Heart Friday, but I've spent the last two days entrenched in the blog remodel. I didn't want to post a brand new haiku on a half-dressed blog, after all. :)

Peace (and warmth!) to hearth and soul. 


  1. we are dreaming similar dreams of warmth and water...the flowing not frozen variety.
    i look out and "see" flowers....bees, all dreams.
    your words and presence warm my heart and for that i am thankful.
    welcome home!
    so good to have you back and feeling better.

  2. Ah that darn snow! I'll take sand between my toes any day! (Your blog looks lovely.)

  3. sending some sunshine from where I live..
    this year, it took a little while til my new look blog settled into a place where my soul was happy.. change is always good :)

  4. So glad you're around again: I missed you and thought I had mislaid you.

    Even your prose is poetry.

  5. I did miss you. I'm sorry to hear you've been ill. That's never any fun. I do understand how that 'season' might be a little hard to get through. I experinced that myself.
    Your new blog looks fine to me. I'm glad you kept that dragonfly. I connect with them as I think of them as spirits of someone we knew before.
    Thoughts of Summer in the middle of the Winter cold and snow we've been having have to be the most natural thing in the world. I sure like them.

    Peace to you. Stay well.

  6. your new blog dress is beautiful, and fresh...and hold on...Spring is near.

  7. wiggling frozen toes
    looking at warm sand and sun
    Now I'm not so cold

    :) Thank you!

  8. Rebecca, thank you for the welcome back. When the sun shines, if I stand under the sky light in the kitchen... and close my eyes... I can almost feel it. :)

    Bill, I know it could be worse. If only the sun would shine a little more...

    Miss*R, thank you - exactly what I need. :) I tweaked the banner a bit and am liking the new look more. Change is good.

    Joco, thank you. It's nice to be back.

    Joe, I'm sure it's colder and snowier where you are, undoubtedly. I really don't mean to whine, just feeling the cold down to my bones. Yep, I couldn't part with the dragonfly. :)

    MMT, summer thoughts and a cuppa tea...

    Deb, thank you. I know it will arrive in due time. Patience and hibernation til then.

    Gloria, thank goodness for the daydream.

    Thank you each for visiting and reading.

  9. Love the new look Deb! So soft, very elegant. Sending you Warm Sunshine Daydreams....
    Peace, Love and Light!

  10. Donna, thank you. I do like the softness of it, too. Warm, sunshine daydreams are just what's needed... I can feel it. :)

    Love, light and peaceful daydreams to you, too.