Monday Morning #Haiku 199 — Mushroom

~ Overnight downpour ~
Everyone stops to admire
a single mushroom.

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

26 thoughts on “Monday Morning #Haiku 199 — Mushroom”

    1. I know you love mushrooms, Andrea, as quite a few have sprouted on your blog from time to time. Perhaps you can identify this little fellow, as I’m not convinced he’s of the edible kind, even though he’s the same colour as our common mushroom. I think his stalk is too thin. If not, he’s probably poisonous (to humans at least) but nevertheless beautiful and fascinating to look at.

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    1. The one thing I love about the Autumn when it arrives, is walking in the woods and encountering all shapes and sizes of fungi, not that I’m wanting to bring on the Autumn, yet. I’m guessing that you’ve had some rain, too, if all shapes and colours of fungi are thriving in your part of the world. We’ve had plenty, but have now returned to a dry spell for a few days. Out with the watering can again! Wishing you a wonderful week, my dear friend (am behind with blog visiting — over to yours tomorrow or Wednesday for a catch-up, hopefully).


    1. As much as I like the sunshine, it was excessively hot and, despite my skinnyness, I began to feel rather heavy out walking! Even the woods were hot and that’s unusual. But, but, but I refuse to complain as I hate the winter. I hope all is well with you, dearest Sherri, and you’re finding time to explore your new neighbourhood either on foot or by bicycle 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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      1. The humidity made it so very heavy, I felt the same way. Nowhere felt cool, did it? But now, ahh…so much fresher and lots of lovely rain and not long to autumn. But, yes…you are right, no complaining, we will enjoy a wonderful Autumn and bask in the sunny, if not heatwave, days yet to come 🙂 No time to cycle, some walking, including a river walk last weekend, but at least our bathroom works are finally completed, more extensive and expenisve then planned…always the way, right? Hope you had a lovely, long weekend, dearest Sarah. I’ll be back to check in with you asap…lots of love and hugs until then 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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      2. Have just got back from the Isle or Wight, hence my lack of presence online. I had a wonderful time. Family all well and happy. I’ll be in touch when I’ve caught up with post-holiday jobs! Lots of love and hugs 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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      3. So glad you had a wonderful time, dearest Sarah, that all sounds so lovely and so pleased to hear all are well and happy…then we are, too, right? 🙂 I too have been offline for about 10 days on and off, as have been away which I’ll tell you all about. Only just got back so lots to catch up on and the kids arriving this weekend for my belated birthday…we’ll catch up as soon as we can. Have a lovely weekend…lots of love and hugs… 🙂 ❤ 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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      4. Dearest Sherri, belatedly sending you love and hugs for your birthday, and I hope you have a wonderful time this weekend. We will catch up soon. I’m not very organised this week and really need to sort out my time better, but it has been a slightly off-time energy-wise for me. Better today, though, probably because the sun is shining here. Lots of love and hugs 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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      5. Thank you, dearest Sarah, so sorry for my late reply. It was indeed a wonderful weekend, and I hope for you too, feeling better with your energy levels. I need to get back to my routine too, writing again and all else here and will catch up with you very soon, a bit overwhelmed at the moment. The price to pay…ha. Wishing you a good week and lots more lovely sunny, autumnal days to come…lots of love, hugs and kisses 🙂 ❤

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      6. Yes, I too am overwhelmed and out of routine, but not with as many stress factors to contend with as you have. I will get over to your blog as soon as I can, but have been so distracted and disorganised with my time that I’m still neglecting everybody terribly and suffering from blogger’s guilt as a consequence.
        It’s very autumnal today. We have a NW wind here and sunshine, but I think the wind is winning on the temperature front. My busy lizzy by my front door has completely wilted and, if a plant could shiver, it would be doing so. …Hope to speak to you soon… lots of love, hugs and kisses 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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      7. Dearest Sarah, have texted you…we must talk soon, I miss you! So sorry for your overwhelm too…and don’t feel guilty, I too am terribly neglectful at the moment because I simply can’t do it. Writing to the end of my memoir is taking every moment of my time, clawed at through the stuff of life as it let’s me, that is. What a beautiful autumn day today…I hope your busy lizzy recovered in the sunshine. And you too, my dear friend. Here’s to calmer waters ahead for us both and a better week. I’ll be over to your blog again as soon as I can. This is the first catch up I’ve done on mine in the notification bar since the end of the week before. I’ll be reblogging the Carrot Ranch flash fiction contests but that’s it for now until end of October/early November. Hope I’ll still have some bloggers left at the Summerhouse! Lots of love, hugs and kisses to you and we’ll talk soon 🙂 ❤ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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      8. Dearest Sherri, I’m very neglectful, I know. October was terrible and the beginning of November not much better. All is explained in my latest post. Will be in touch soon, but am feeling utterly exhausted – mentally and physically – after some hefty trials. Thinking of you, of course. Lots of love, hugs and kisses 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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      9. Hello dearest Sarah, here I am at gone 11pm on Friday night just reading this. I am so sorry you’ve had such a rough time, I read your post but will reply tomorrow as I’m exhausted after a late night catch up. I do hope you’re feeling more rested now and getting back to the swing of things. We must catch up very soon. Thinking of you too, I was worried about you, my dear friend. Enjoy the weekend and sending lots of love, hugs and kisses as always… take care and get well…xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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