Potato Harvest!!

This is by far the coolest thing I’ve ever planted. You know those potatoes that are always growing in the fridge? This it’s cousin. Yep, I stuck it in the dirt in this

A tide pod container!

I read up on growing potatoes and it said the time to reap was when the leaves started looking a little wilty. It started looking like that to me two weeks ago. But I curved my enthusiasm..or is it curb.

Anyway, today I could wait no more. Now I know how those little potatoes end up being a party to the harvest. They grow like a family – parents and children.

I put the plant back in another pot with a really big potato attached to the stem. Wonder if that’s the same one I planted…I don’t know if it’s done, but we shall see.

Well, these parents and children are going in the saucepan with olive oil, garlic and the few string beans that was ready.😊

A happy Saturday to you😊

Pat R

A Rainbow

wp-1591811684668.jpgthis cloud lurking overhead
has claimed me
it snuggles in
displacing the thread of hope
I’ve been holding fast to
it flits in the breeze of the blues
swishing through my fingers
at every grasp

I force myself into the garden
it looks thirsty
I turn on the garden hose
and there through the fine sprays
a rainbow

Pat R

6/09/20

Thursday Doors – Around Brooklyn

An apartment building door.

Yep, that’s to a garden. Not attached to a fence. A fancy fenceless door. Odd!

I’ve never seen those on a door before, only on windows

The bottom of this door is down some steps.

That’s all for this week. Doorscursions in lockdown has been anemic at best. These I scored while on essential errands from the car.

Pat R

5/21/30

For Norm’s Thursday Doors. To see other entries go here

 

Flower of The Day FOTD

For Cee’s Flower Of The Day FOTD where leaves are also allowed. Although, I am thinking this leaf really crashed the party by growing through the middle of this allium. Another photo taken on my walk of someone else’s garden.

Pat R

5/21/20

FOTD – May 21 – Bearded iris

Butterfly Cinquain

wp-1585724042451.jpgit’s spring
the sprint is on
peony shoots rise up
garden is coming alive, now
nature
bold in its infinite wonder
flaunting its ugly side
agile microbe –
a plague

Pat R

3/31/20

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge where the Specific Form this time around is a cinquain

NaPoWriMo

Butterfly cinquain:-
a nine-line syllabic form with the pattern two, four, six, eight, two, eight, six, four, two.

 

 

Autumn Tanka

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the yard and garden
laden with crunchy brown leaves
autumn settles in

my tree skipped color changes
but resistance is over

in the dark of night
a fierce autumn wind blew through
the yard is wind swept

lessening the musical
crunch of leaves on morning walks

Pat R

 

11/17/17

A pair of Tankas

For

Thotpurge Micro Poetry Month

&

Open Link Night at dVerse Poets Pub

 

Troiku

in my garden
starflowers bloom
come and see

© Chiyo-Ni (age 6)

in my garden
a kitten chasing a bird
he thinks he can fly

starflowers bloom
glow in moonlight
earth borne stars

come and see
the drizzle of autumn leaves
outside my window

Pat R

9/16/17

For Carpe Diem Haiku: Meditation Troiku

&

Daily Haiku Challenge