poetry · flora · trees · OctPoWriMo · fauna · ecology · #OctPoWriMo2018 · shape

Poetry Day 14 — If I Were Me

Part of the prompts for today's OctPoWriMo I chose to follow are, "If I Were Me" and a shape poem.   It probably won't show up as a tree on small screens!   An oak tree takes hundreds, if not thousands, of years to grow from an acorn and into a mature tree. Nobody questions it.… Continue reading Poetry Day 14 — If I Were Me

flora · haiku

free-range shrubbery

image link Yesterday, I was driving through a region that is dotted with landscape plant greenhouses and row upon row of fields of shrubs of various varieties and sizes.  I also drove through a new 7-mile connector highway that rolls up and down hills and around curves.  Along this section I observed clumps of what… Continue reading free-range shrubbery

Daily Addictions · ecology · fauna · flora · nature · poetry

Daily Addictions 2018 — Week 34 — Dusk

Dusk is that special time daylight relinquishes its favor. Colors slowly wash out, diluted with grayness. Details of objects soften, to murky dark shapes - Dusk is the time where birds vacate their feeding turf and fly to secret resting spaces. Crickets pump up their cricketing for the second shift. Fireflies flash coded sexts. Nightcrawlers… Continue reading Daily Addictions 2018 — Week 34 — Dusk

Daoism · ecology · fauna · flora · poetry · Taoism · The Daily Post -- Prompts

A Prayer

image link Across the skies Across the land A pall Grey above and below With patches of white above and below Not enough to allow Spirits more than a millimeter Away from zero. --- Souls across the planet Of warm-blooded, plants, Stones, and water, and the Rest of the 10,000 things, In earnest, heart-beaming to… Continue reading A Prayer

#OctPoWriMo2017 · etheree · flora · poetry · Uncategorized

Day 27 — OctWriPoMo — Peony!

photo taken in 2015 The form is etheree, which consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables.   Peony!   Ah! The scent! Peony! Ginger sweetness Invades my nostrils Ants, bees, I, all called to The olfactory altar Deep within ruffled rainbows are The yellow-powdered nuggets, manna… Continue reading Day 27 — OctWriPoMo — Peony!

#OctPoWriMo2017 · flora · food · OctPoWriMo · poetry

Day 25 — OctWriPoMo — Ode to Loving Asparagus

image link There comes a season In Michigan, When asparagus Slowly rises from the soil It takes the right temperature And the right moisture To make asparagus happen.   It is sold at the local farmer’s market At exhorbitant prices, now That the farmer’s market is A fashionable place to be seen.   A farmer,… Continue reading Day 25 — OctWriPoMo — Ode to Loving Asparagus

#OctPoWriMo2017 · flora · gardening · nature · OctPoWriMo · poetry

Day — OctWriPoMo — Shared Love

All of my hosta doubled this year My Rose of Sharon hit 6 feet this summer The peonies were so fragrant The marigolds took over the patch by the garage I started some red pine from seeds! Those iris rhizomes you gave me all bloomed! The tomato seeds from the heirlooms all sprouted The lilacs… Continue reading Day — OctWriPoMo — Shared Love

art · flora · Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park · orchids · sculpture

This, That, and the Other

The training on Human Trafficking that I went to yesterday was wonderfully held at Meijer Gardens During the lunch break and after the training ended, there was time to snap a few pictures. wild oats   clown, balancing circus dog.  The dog looks a lot like my now-passed-away Chaun. frog under sycamore Wardian Case, Meijer… Continue reading This, That, and the Other

flora · orchids

Orchids

A couple of weeks ago, when we went to Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park , I saw an orchid wrapped in what looked like birch bark hanging from something and in beautiful bloom (why didn’t I take a picture of it?).  I had known before that tropical orchids naturally live on trees so seeing it… Continue reading Orchids