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A Calendar of Haiku - July
a buzzard calls
One of the more vocal birds of prey, the buzzard, often gives a mewing call during one of its trademark broad-winged thermal-riding soars ...
There are three birds calling here right over the sound recordists head.
above the mountains
We sometimes have up to five together riding the thermals over the nearby fields. We live in the foothills of Snowdonia in a valley between the mountains and the sea. From the house they really do seem to soar above the mountains ...
Photo taken by my daughter, Bea, on her iPhone and later edited in photoshop.
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The dog days or dog days of summer are the hot, sultry days of late July/early August. They were historically the period following the heliacal rising of the star system Sirius, which Greek and Roman astrology connected with heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy, fever, mad dogs, and bad luck. Wikipedia Date: Wed, 22 July 2020 – Sat, 22 August 2020