A Haiku —
Two magpies perched on a birch
One winter morn
Bathing in the rare sun!
Lemon blossom scents the sitting room,
In the garden — orange-throated nasturtiums,
Gaudy cyclamen and spindle berries,
Hydrangea flowerheads in purply-pink and a rare late-blooming blue bellflower,
Sights on a forest walk in the afternoon — orange fungi and enokidake (Flammulina),
Filmy foliage against the white and black trunks of birches.
Dinner of porcini soup, garlicky roasted broccoli with parmesan, turkey saltimbocca, and caramelized apples —
For all these blessing today, I am thankful!