For Cee's FOTD, September 7, 2021:See the gorgeous red zinnias on Cee's site. Flower of the Day Challenge (FOTD). "Please feel free to post every day or when you you feel like it. Don’t forget that my FOTD challenge accepts gardens, leaves and berries as well as flowers."
Count It All Joy
Count it all joy, my brothers and sisters, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.James 1: 2,3
For Cee's FOTD, September 5, 2021: See the gorgeous red dahlia "American Beauty" on Cee's site. Flower of the Day Challenge (FOTD). "Please feel free to post every day or when you you feel like it. Don’t forget that my FOTD challenge accepts gardens, leaves and berries as well as flowers."
Flower and Seed
from seeds, and seeds
from flowers, the ground tills
itself as the seasons
roll forward in
cannot hold back
the changes, no matter
when changes make beauty
shine brighter in
Written in Badger Hexastitch (2-4-6-6-4-2) for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday (prompt: use synonyms for “life” and “move”);
photo challenge entry for Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD)
Iris By Design
April days are numbered to thirty
May arrives like a flight of doves ethereal
The iris struggles to hold on to green
My heart beats in purple petals
Breathless to catch the dew
Check out more flower photography at Cee’s FOTD challenge for May 1, 2021. Join in!
It’s Not a Mystery
“Why does hope spring after tragedy?
Is it weakness in sorrow, a failure of grief?
What makes us look up and watch for the dawn?”
Wiping away his tears, his Teacher softly answered,
“‘It’s elementary, my dear Watson,’
We were made for eternity
Not this life alone.”
Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt #199: prose or poem in 47 words exactly using the word “element” or its forms.
For Cee’s FOTD
Dallying with Dahlias #FOTD
Cee Neuner has been educating me on dahlias, literally from the ground up, and if you haven’t already see her exquisite photography of dahlias, you’re in for a treat on her site. Apparently, dahlias grown from tubers differ from those grown from seeds, which are the type I posted yesterday. Here’s one more from the same crop, and take a look at Cee’s FOTD for today, glowing with hidden depths.
Clusters of tiny flowers
Variegated leaves surface to sun
Glowing lights of joy
Buds strain to darkness
Uncertain the eve of day
Till blooms the dawn.
Cee's FOTD Challenge December 31, 2020