The British and American spellings of shrivelling/shriveling both look right to me.
American witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is an obvious candidate for a November kigo in this part of the world, since it flowers when the woods are otherwise nearly bare.
Published by Dave Bonta
I live in an Appalachian hollow in the Juniata watershed of central Pennsylvania, and spend a great deal of time walking in the woods. My books of poetry include FAILED STATE: HAIBUN, ICE MOUNTAIN: AN ELEGY, BREAKDOWN: BANJO POEMS, and ODES TO TOOLS.
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