Happy Easter Sunday!

This is a side walk garden a couple doors down from me. They also have a butterfly bush in there. Gorgeous!

Someone asked me what was a side walk garden. Thought I’d put it here.

A side walk garden is a small patch of earth left by the city as they build sidewalks. Some have the huge utility pole, some have a tree and some are bare. The home owner who plants the flowers in this little patch cares for it. Some go all out and put little fences around them (under a foot high), made of wood or wrought iron.


Here’s a long view of the whole idea of sidewalk gardens.





Happy Wednesday – Cee’s FOTD

in search of cheer –

summoning spring

under gloomy circumstances

Pat R


For Cee’s FOTD (Flower Of The Day) over at Ceen Photography

FOTD – March 25 – Peony

Pat R


Spring Fling


Photo: Taken in my garden today. I didn’t do it, I promise. And that’s a clay pot. Who knows what else is under there!


forging a path through
no shrinking from adversity
tulips in the midst
of a glorious spring fling
gone are thoughts of winter

Pat R



For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt words are “Shrink & Think”


Frank Tassone’s Challenge where the prompt is “Spring-autumn Equinox”



For Eugi’s blog where the prompt word is “Glorious”


PS: I don’t know if this is a

Gogyohka or Tanka. I’ll leave that up to you.


Spring Sprint

spring’s single minded
old leaves perch atop tulips
on the rise – spring sprint

Pat R


For Ronovan’s Write Haiku where the prompt is: Narrow & Minded. I kinda substituted “narrow with single”.

…And I think I will also use this for Cee’s Flower of the Day where you can also use leaves, tulip leaves in this case. #FOTD.