Dawn Redwood: The Adventure Begins — 2/1/23 update: first sprout!

Last year I started following a facebook group, “Big Trees Michigan.”  It was there that I learned about the sequoia trees living in Manistee. About a month ago, someone posted a picture of a Dawn Redwood tree living in Michigan and again was flabbergasted. As if that wasn’t enough, the mother of a friend, who…

Tanka Tuesday 301 — Chlorophyllic

Primordial, I shimmer green in the sunlight, unarticulated compel. Inhabiting non-existence just moments before, primordial, I shimmer. Corporeally emergent a novice to being, green in the sunlight. Mirrored flip, this to that craving synaesthesia, an unarticulated compel. Cascade form I went to rhymezone for my synonyms and built a list.  From there I created the…

dVerse — OLN 327 — Rosemary’s Gift

Velvet rosemary blooms,Each branch tip clustered withSilent choirs of profound.Secrets will be revealed;Each fragrant unfold bringsLavender mysteries. Opening inside, whereFresh pollen kernels flushYearn to pulse forth with life.Oh, receptive vesselsUnderstand their calling;Receive their humble gift. Will you appreciateImpromptu miracles?Sentient messagesDelivered fresh with love?Oh, gentle reminder:Mother always knows best.   The rosemary bush I watched all…

Doodads — Procrastination Overcome!

Some of you may remember that I bought 10 witch hazel shrubs in the spring and that instead of planting them in the ground I put them in gallon containers.  There they remained, flourishing, growing larger, despite fighting off gypsy moth caterpillars and various other nibbling critters.  It was cold and rainy all week, but…

#FF — Like a King

PHOTO PROMPT © Trish Nankeville Harald lived with his family over the fence. Wise Queen Martha chose Gene’s yard. Gene was a gardener who enjoyed bringing new cultivars home. He squeezed them into the already overflowing beds from spring until fall; a dazzling array of colors and fragrances. When Gene planted cushion hakea, Harald went…