Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra

Tuesday 11 December 2018

What a bumper end of year meeting!

As always, our greetings were heartfelt and joyous as we arrived at The Oaks and settled around a table under the trees. The sun was just beginning to shine again after a cloudy morning and between bursts of carolling, some magpies were shoving food down the throats of squawking young. Everyone was there – Glenys Ferguson, Kathy Kituai, Hazel Hall, Marietta McGregor, Gregory Piko and Jan Dobb. Continue reading “Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra”

Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra

Tuesday 23 October 2018

Our October meeting brought us all together again under the dappled shade of the conifers in the garden of The Oaks Brasserie at Yarralumla. This time, the English Garden was displaying distinct signs of Spring, the white dogwoods were in magnificent bloom, and parking was tight as Canberrans flocked to the adjacent Heritage Nursery to stock up on tomato seedlings and summer colour. Present at our meeting were Jan Dobb, Glenys Ferguson, Hazel Hall, Kathy Kituai, Greg Piko and Marietta McGregor. Continue reading “Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra”

Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra

Tuesday 31 July 2018

Even Canberra’s winter could not chill the warmth of our spirits as we met once again at The Oaks for coffee and haiku talk. Following the hearty greetings – Gregory Piko, Marietta McGregor, Hazel Hall, Kathy Kituai, Glenys Ferguson and Jan Dobb – things got into swing.

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HAIKU @ THE OAKS, CANBERRA

Tuesday 12 June 2018

A wintery day in Canberra meant little custom for The Oaks Brasserie. Hence we enjoyed the quiet yet cosy atmosphere of this outdoor venue’s marquee, with a heater to ourselves plus the personalised service of friendly owners. Through the transparent walls we glimpsed a few final leaf-drifts and the comings and goings of pale sunbursts. What more could a group of haiku enthusiasts ask for? Continue reading “HAIKU @ THE OAKS, CANBERRA”

Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra

Tuesday 27 February 2018

The shade had a feel of autumn about it as we gathered round our table under the oaks. Recent rain had refreshed the earth and air after a spell of summer heat. A perfect afternoon to sip coffee and talk haiku – along with a magpie in full voice!

There were five of us this time – Gregory Piko, Kathy Kituai, Glenys Ferguson, Marietta McGregor and Jan Dobb. We missed the good company of Hazel Hall.

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HAIKU @ THE OAKS, CANBERRA

25 January 2018

We were just gathering round our shady table when the darkening clouds began to rumble. So we headed to The Oaks marquee instead, a wise move we agreed, when shortly a rainstorm came drumming down.

As we unpacked our show-and-tell, we remarked on the number of copies of Windfall 6 on the table! Yes, we had all noticed that this issue contains haiku by each one of us – Gregory Piko, Hazel Hall, Kathy Kituai, Marietta McGregor, Glenys Ferguson, Jan Dobb. The chummy tone of the afternoon ‘deepened’. Continue reading “HAIKU @ THE OAKS, CANBERRA”

HAIKU @ THE OAKS, CANBERRA

Tuesday 24 October 2017

By 1:30 we were all gathered at The Oaks, greetings ringing loud and warm under the spreading trees.

Seven of us circled the large wooden table, while a hopeful magpie or two kept watch. The six ‘regulars’ – Kathy Kituai, Glenys Ferguson, Hazel Hall, Gregory Piko, Marietta McGregor and Jan Dobb – were delighted to welcome back our ‘ex-officio’ member Sheila Sondik from Washington State who is again visiting her family in Canberra. Continue reading “HAIKU @ THE OAKS, CANBERRA”