Felines and fungi — an unlikely combination, yes? Not so! Ellen King Rice is shepherding a “community of vibrant learners in the arts of word-smithing and mycology.” Folks living in the South Sound can visit her blog and take their minds off the relentless January rain. After a bit of escapism, they could choose to donate to Feline Friends, a local organization dedicated to caring for cats and kittens.
For a quick dive into some Scottish tradition, check out this brief article on hogmanay. It seemed like a nice pairing with the NaHaiWriMo prompt of “first visitor.” And a natural place for Droughtlander sufferers to explore some of the back story on Outlander . . . next season is soon to start! Yay!
old river knows
no white-out can wipe out
my natal tag
Today’s haiku brought to you by the NaHAiWriMo prompt “first name” and some general musings on my own first name, Shannon (“old river”) anglicised from Sionainn, also a diminutive of the Irish Seanán, meaning old or wise; and as a borrowing of the name of the longest river in Ireland.
Today’s Advent Reflection brought to you by the Nearness Advent Study, page 12, paragraphs 3-5; and the NaHaiWriMo prompt word: love.