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"In cold November" / "The sure hope of spring" - Two haiku and image - The Blue House

In cold November,
Queen Magnolia keeps her
Secrets clasped in buds.

Queen Magnolia
Keeps secrets; in wind chilled buds,
The sure hope of spring.

Art Thief

Answer For Out-Of-Season Buds and Indoor Watering

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Plants And Gardens


The heady, sweaty fragrance
in the air
could be magnolias
if I didn’t know
there are no magnolias here.

But there –
where Grandma
makes jambalaya and… 115 more words


"Outside a Gentle" - Haiku for a Sick Day

Outside, a gentle
Rain taps broad magnolia leaves,
Yellowed for falling.


Morven Park Gardens

One of the reasons I’m doing NaBloPoMo is to encourage myself to clear out some posts from my mental que; things that I meant to share but didn’t, in our Family Summer of Sadness. 69 more words


Wet Paint

I walk past these massive, red doors most days, but I’ve never seen them open before. Sometimes as someone goes in or out of the small, pedestrian door there’s a glimpse of space and a flash of green beyond, before the door closes again.   228 more words

Architectural Details

Moon Dreams

Moon Dreams

Floating, sailing, azure cool

Softly playing rain

Beautiful indifference

Smooth, silent white

Cold mesmerising green

Exsanguinated, empty sun

Midnight walks, forever beautiful… 103 more words