Thursday, April 20, 2006

when should i set up the summer haiku collection?


Blogger david giacalone said...

Dustin, You need some tutoring in the composition of one-line haiku. I'd suggest Kacian or Swede might help.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Alison said...


[ A one word haiku :D ]

10:53 PM  
Blogger Norman Darlington said...

I dunno, David, I quite like Dustin's questioning style :)

In haikai terms summer begins around the start of May, and if we want to capture its onset why wait? Having said that, my chiminea is still in the shed for fear of night frosts!

3:05 AM  
Blogger angelee said...

dustin,summer is here , so now is just fine


7:01 AM  
Blogger sangeet said...

Whenever you are ready Dustin..
and let us know when you start..


12:42 PM  
Blogger extraspecialbitter said...

The temperatures here in New England will typically drop into the forties overnight until May. Here, summer is either a two or three-week phenomenon.

3:59 PM  
Blogger Little Onion said...

it's not summer yet - i think not till may is out - when i'l cast a clout but until


4:08 PM  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

It was up in the 90's here last week. Start any day- :)

7:59 PM  
Blogger eric l houck jr said...

i'm still waiting for spring.

5:22 AM  
Blogger Gerald (SK14) said...

According to wikipedia, the consensus would put the start of summer at May 1st.


The date at which each season begins depends on how it is defined. In the United States, the seasons are often considered to begin at the astronomical solstices and equinoxes: these are sometimes known as the "astronomical seasons". By this reckoning, summer begins at summer solstice, winter at winter solstice, spring at the vernal equinox and autumn at the autumnal equinox.

The United Kingdom has no hard and fast rules about seasons, but most follow the equinoxes and solstices; However informally many people use three calendar months for each season with Spring being March, April and May, etc. It is interesting to note that historically seasons were considered to begin about seven weeks earlier than the astronomical seasons: spring began on Candlemas, summer on May Day, autumn on Lammas, and winter on All Hallows. Accordingly, midsummer and midwinter were, as their names suggest, the middle of summer and winter.

The Irish calendar uses almost the same reckoning; Spring begins on February 1 / Imbolc, Summer on May 1 / Beltane, Autumn on August 1 / Lughnasadh and Winter on November 1 / Samhain.

In meteorology for the Northern hemisphere, spring begins by convention on March 1, summer on June 1, autumn on September 1 and winter on December 1. This definition is also followed in Denmark and former USSR. Conversely, for the Southern hemisphere, meterological summer begins on December 1, autumn on March 1, winter on June 1 and spring on September 1. This definition is also followed in Australia.

The Korean, Chinese, and Japanese calendars are based on a lunisolar calendar, where the solstices and equinoxes mark the middle of each season. This is very close to the British & Irish definitions of seasons.
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6:02 AM  
Blogger Angel Feathers Tickle Me said...

Love to all......

10:39 AM  

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