My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

Craving Snow?


yearning haiku

A nice light “dusting” will do .๐Ÿ˜Š

It’s been raining on and off, for days, here on Vancouver Island.

๐ŸŽ„ A White Christmas would be so nice!๐ŸŽ„

This photo and haiku is from years ago, when we lived in Interior BC.ย 

How has your weather been?

Are you expecting a White Christmas?


Gorgeous Weather and a Haiku

hunch brought to mind

We’ve been having some beautiful warm days, here on Vancouver Island, after a lot of rain.

On days like these, it makes me feel happy just to gaze up at the skies!

This morning, this haiku also came to mind.

I’m facing some time at the dentist this afternoon (minor repairs!) so I need all the cheering up I can find.๐Ÿ˜

Hope you are enjoying a great day, wherever you are.

๐ŸŒพHugs and Happy Week.๐Ÿฆ


Revisiting Some Favorite Summer Photos


Even the photo makes me feel calm!๐Ÿ˜‰

56f76-mayinnelson2011023My Poetic Path (a favorite place to knit too!)

sunflowerSunflowers ALWAYS Make Me Smile!

sky photo 2 august 13A Gorgeous Summer Sky!


Chicory in the Sun

rainy june nelson 2011 012

After the Rain, the Flowers Refreshed

happy sunny weekend

It’s A Long Weekend, Here in BC.

Wishing Youย  a Happy Week Too!๐Ÿ˜Š


The Autumn Leaves (haiku, movie and song) :-)

I โ™ฅย movies from the 40s and 50s!

We were watching a Joan Crawford movie last night: Humoresque (so sad but wonderful) and this haiku and archive post came to mind.ย 

The Autumn Leaves is a song that I often have running through my mind, especially this time of year. As I mention in this post, it was also a Nat King Cole tune, that my beloved Grandma cherished.

And the movie of the same name is also one that I have never forgotten.Quite a “racy” film for its time (1956) and definitely with some disturbing content.

But, if you are a fan of Joan Crawford and/or movies from the 40s/50s like I am, do check this one out.

It also features a young and oh, so handsome Cliff Robertson. ย Also starring,ย Lorne Greene in a role that is far removed from his later, fatherly image at the Ponderosa Ranch in the Bonanza TV Series. ๐Ÿ˜‰ He’s a real naughty boy in this one!

Have a Wonderful Autumn Day and Hope You Are Enjoying Sunshine Where You Are! ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s Still Lovely and Warm, Here In BC.ย 


Three Haiku Poems on the Cusp of Summer


bike haiku

shell photo sandy carlson

Summer has certainly been “in the air” here in BC, in the past couple of weeks.

We reached 34C, one day last week and more warm weather is apparently on the way, very soon.

Right now we are having a bit of a cool spell, with rain and that’s welcome too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Takes care of all the dust!

Hope you enjoy these three summer haiku/haiga from the archives, celebrating all things to come. It’s going to be a good summer, I just know it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a Wonderful Week!ย 


A Tanka Moment: Spring Thaw


This is a poem from the archives and my first attempt at Tanka poetry.ย 

I hope you enjoy it for the first time, or perhaps, once again! ๐Ÿ˜‰

It has definitely “thawed” here in BC, only a bit of snow left up on the higher mountains.ย Everything else is starting to bloom! ๐Ÿ™‚

How is your weather?ย 

You can read more about Tanka poetry here.

Have a Wonderful Weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚