Hurricane Ophelia made land fall in the UK on Monday 16th October. We were bathed in an orange sky- a truly magical phenomenon. It was caused by dust from the Sahara  desert and debris from forest fires in Spain and Portugal and  travelled across the entire country with people on  South Coast getting the full dose of the spectacular view.

Sunburnt orange skies
Winds of the Sahara
Mirrors of fires

(C)- Vivian Zems

Chèvrefeuille’s theme of ‘On our way home’ was inspired by Kasugi Issho a close friend of the famous Haiku poet, Basho. He wrote:

mi tsukushita me wa shirgiku ni  modori keri

seen with my eyes
white chrysanthemums
again I saw them

© Kasugi Issho (1652-1688)

Chèvrefeuille’s Carpe Diem #1283

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