Exploring

exploring begins

for this springtime butterfly,

barely there blooms hide-

just a lone dandelion,

no mislaying this spring lure

Pat

4/18/21

For Colleens Tanka Tuesday where the prompt words are Search & Loss We are to use synonyms. I chose Explore & Mislaying

Mislaying… I don’t think I’ve heard that word since I was learning to write compositions ( essays). To see other entries go here

And for Cees Flower of The Day Challenge

Cees Flower of the Day

Flower of the Day – Butterfly Bush

For Cee’s Flower of the Day, my Butterfly Bush has a visitor. This thing has nine lives. I keep snipping off the dead flower and new ones pop up. I guess this deadheading really works.This is the first time I’ve seen this color butterfly in my garden. I took a zillion pics to get to this one. So beautiful!! To see other entries go here.

Pat R

8/24/20

Summer Solstice

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on this, the longest day

she flits from flower to flower –

with the butterfly bush,

she takes her time

Pat R

6/23/20

For Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge where the prompt is Summer Solstice

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Prompt

 

Renewal

img_20200409_181926The pear tree in the front yard is pretty close to the second floor porch. So we get to witness a bit of nature up close. The pace at which nubby buds change to to delicate blossoms is so interesting to watch. So we are blessed with having blooms, and pears within arms length.

An even more fun bonus of this proximity is being able to keep company with the visiting birds, bees and butterflies. So amidst this upheaval nature marches on, creating this space of respite.

in search of renewal
I bury my head
in the captivating blooms
of the pear tree –
a lone sparrow joins me

Pat R

4/07/20

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge

Pass by to do some reading or participate here

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For Eugi’s Weekly Prompt where the prompt word is

“Captivating”

Pass by to do some reading or participate here