Reno Weather Report

Reno Weather Report
a Haibun
Franks Tassone’s Haikai Challenge
dVerse Monday Haibun

Living in the Truckee Meadows, as I do, almost any kind of weather is not unexpected at any time of the year. In winter and spring, Reno suffers from winds howling through the passes of the mountains that led the Donner party to the inexplicable. Frost wipes out tree blossoms in full bloom. Fences succumb to gusts, while trees scratch the sides of our house in outrage. But once spring settles in, with summer close behind, there is no other place to be. Moderate temperatures, high desert’s low humidity, and yes, a cooling breeze in the evening hours.

gusty winds
move through early spring meadows
offer clarity

Written for Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge (Haru Ichiban–First Gust) and linked to my challenge at dVerse Haibun Monday (No Ko Me–tree buds, pending)

If you have never visited Frank’s website, I encourage you to check it out. He offers a wealth of information and stunning poetry in Japanese forms.

6 thoughts on “Reno Weather Report

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  2. I do remember reading about the Donner Party once… what a contrast in weather. So many years since i passed Reno on our way to Desolate Wilderness…


  3. merrildsmith says:

    I like the idea of gusts blowing in clarity.


  4. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #12: Victoria’s latest #haibun for my current #haikai challenge!


  5. Frank Hubeny says:

    With spring there is no other place to be. Nice description.


  6. From Donner to spring meadows offering clarity… quite the contrast!


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