In the naked garden
here's my birthday girl
a book of haiku in hand
The book is by 18th century Japanese poetess Chiyo-ni (the English would be something like "Female Buddhist Priestess in the Naked Garden"). I was struck by the beauty of the book itself, before being charmed by the poetry. It made an obvious present for J. on her birthday. She loved it.
Hearty congrats to Blipper Mr Bo Hingles (Stu) and his fiancée Claire who just got engaged!