Cape May—a “girls’ weekend” on a summery-spring day. We delight in the warmth, and later watch the sun fire the bay. Overnight, the weather turns and rages, but we laugh and have brunch.
tom-catting deck chairs scatter–
inside, fond hearts glow
For dVerse, a haibun quadrille. Grace has asked us to use the word sun.
Sounds like a lovely weekend despite the weather. Gorgeous photo, Merril.
Thank you, Jill!
‘tom-catting deck chairs scatter–’ – good line
Thank you, Derrick! 🙂
Nice phrase: “the sun fire the bay”
Thank you, Frank!
I love how the sun fires the bay – glorious photo! Looks like a successful girls weekend.
Thank you Merril for being part of the team and our community.
Thank you very much, Grace–and for the prompt. If I had time, I could write so many for this one. 🙂
Nothing better than a girls’ getaway. And Cape May is such a great place!
It was fun. Our friend and her husband were fortunate to be able to stay there after they sold their house while they were looking for a new place. This was over a year ago.
Tom-catting deckchairs! I can imagine that so well 🙂 This could be part of a musing.
Thank you, Jane. I actually did include this in a musing way back when it happened (a year ago this past April).
I wondered. It had that Merril/Oracle collaboration feel to it 🙂
Excellent haibun Merril. I was held attentive through the read, thank you for sharing this! 🙂 raging storms excite me… 🙂
Thank you very much, Rob! We’ve had too many raging storms around here lately, but this was back over a year ago, and it was wind and rain–no lightning or tornado warnings. . .
Precious memories of friendship. Those are the moments that stay with us.
Yes, they do. Thank you!
It sounds like memory making and sharing! Lovely images. I do dig haibuns.
Thank you, Luanne!
I like the contrast between the weather outside and the inner warmth between you all. It’s a lovely write – and I’m always impressed by a tight haibun.
Thank you very much, Sarah!
Ah, Cape May. I have some blushing memories of staying there with my guy (before marriage, but we knew it was for long-time real). 🙂 No matter nor’easter or sun shining high above, it’s a romantic Victorian friendly kind of place. I love the image of the tom-catting deck chairs. 🙂
Thank you, Pam! “blushing memories” 😉
❤ Some of the best kind of memories, huh?
Well done, sun and storm both.
Thanks so much!
This carries the nice warmth of friendship.