Canopy

Taken 4/28/19

I have been trying to find time to visit the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. I am particularly interested in seeing what is happening to the cherry tree canopy at the Cherry Esplanade.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to. But from what I have been seeing here and there in the neighborhood, cherry blossoms are still in their early stages.

The magnolia tree up the block seems to be farther along.

canopy undressed

blooms still in talks with nature

cherry blossom tales

Pat

4/02/21

For Eugi’s Blog where the prompt is “Canopy”. To see other entries go here

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For dVersePoets Pub where Frank Tassone is hosting Haibun Monday. He asks us to write about “cherry Blossoms”.

To see other entries go here.

Hope

On my walk this morning through the neighborhood I came upon this scene. Nestled in the barely there grass, near to the concrete edge of the sidewalk was this hint of purple. Wow! Why are you all alone? I wondered out loud. Yes, I was talking to the flower. I could just imagine what the homeowner was thinking had they witnessed this scene. Fool headed.. they might say.

standing alone
with hope for spring
a crocus flower

Pat
3/10/21

For Ronovan Writes where the prompt words are Fool & Head. And for Cees Flower of The Day challenge. Stop by for more entries here

Without Ease

We are suffering through blustery winds right now. Some giving and taking going on between winter and spring. I’m staying out of their way as I listen and watch as they work it out.

achy groans..

marauding winds whip

without ease

Pat
3/02/21

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt is Ache & Ease. To participate or join in go here.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 347 ACHE and Ease.

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Tanka Tuesday where it’s Poets Choice week to see more go here

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 215, #POET’SCHOICE

Spring

I went for a walk today. The park is still snow layden, white, crisp and has yet to be walked upon. Further down, before I came upon this scene there were lots of geese walking in a line. It seems they were taking care not to walk on the snow. Or maybe they were just foraging. It was odd to see.. a waddling line of geese.

in the park
newly arrived geese
sign of spring

Pat

2/20/21

Pitter – Patter

A few days ago the drips from my eaves formed rhythm with tweets from the bare branches of the pear tree. That, has moved on and the birds are back in hiding. Today we are engulfed in a steady snowfall.

We are back to pretty. But not for long. When the neighborhood inches back to life we shall be ankle deep in slush again. And so it goes.

melting icicles
the sound of pitter patter –
make believe raindrops

Pat
2/18/21

Singing Rounds

Longing for a reprieve, I went for a walk amid piles of snow today. We got about two feet a couple days ago. I wasn’t the only one out though. The neighborhood stray cats were on the prowl again, nothing stops them.

With reduced human movement, birds in snow covered bushes are singing rounds.

through mid morning air

a chorus of lively tweets –

songs of early spring

Pat

2/04/21

For Tanka Tuesday over at Colleens where it is the Poets choice this week.

Tag

Most people I know have been wondering, “what is up with her and all that walking?”

It started this past May when I decided to start walking off my growing quarantined butt, and it seems to be sticking.

But what they don’t know is.. it’s the little gifts I am party to along the way…

falling leaves

pelted by raindrops –

game of tag

Pat R

11/11/20

Healing

We met on my morning walk one day last week when I was feeling especially sorry for myself. I stopped to gauk. He just walked right by. Looks like he might have had a run in with that cat crossing at the crosswalk. City life.


healing –

one foot in front

of the other

Pat R

11/07/20

Plumes

I encountered this tall grass on my walk today. It was in one of those little sidewalk gardens situated directly in front of the owners home. On this bright, sunny day, the coolness was a reminder that autumn wore a chill. The gray had finally moved on.

tall grass blooms

bask in autumn sun –

chilly day

Pat R

10/15/20