Melting Snow

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #88 Back In Time “Revise That Haiku”

the snow has melted
on one shoulder
of the Great Budha
© Shiki

crocus blooms
not far from
melting snow

Pat R


What’s in a Name?

All are photos of the same plant/bush/ shrub


Does anyone know the name of the plant that yields this flower? It’s very thorny. It seems to be a perennial bush/shrub..

I know there is a way to take a picture and run a search on the internet but I don’t know how. I photograped this at the edge of someone’s yard. Any info would be helpful.  Help!

Summer Daze

IMG_1581 bird sunbathing

small bird sprawls

 soaking up the sun

summer daze

Pat R


For Carpe Diem Haiku Summer Retreat – One With Nature

30 days of haiku, consider this an open invitation to join in. We would love to have you. Read more about it and other entries here:

Carpe Diem Haiku #4