Haiku - Flower in Bloom

Flower Power

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Tis the Spring Season...

Springtime is the season I anticipate most. With the exception of allergy attacks due to pollen and mold.

In Florida, shortly after spring comes summer, my favorite season. Which actually lasts about 6 months.

Wintertime and Springtime are just a bleep on the calendar months for Floridians. These seasons don't last very long. This is just one of the many reasons I love living in Florida.

The spring season is like beginning a new chapter. When everything is exciting and full of life. A new journey is about to begin.

Lawns come back to life from being buried under snow, frost or leaves. The lawns will again look like a field of green grass. The trees will once again provide shade from the sunshine, with a bountiful of new growth.

Flowers bloom. The buds play peek-a-boo. Each day a new one pops up that leaves us in awe. I'm wishing you many flowers to smell, admire, appreciate and to make you smile.

Gerber Daisy

10 years ago we planted 4 gerber daisies. These versatile flowers have survived hurricanes, droughts, Floridian winter freezes and excessive rain storms. We have 3 daisies remaining as of Spring 2013.
10 years ago we planted 4 gerber daisies. These versatile flowers have survived hurricanes, droughts, Floridian winter freezes and excessive rain storms. We have 3 daisies remaining as of Spring 2013. | Source

3-Part Haiku in honor of Springtime Flowers

Colorful petals
Amongst the delicate dirt
Whisper in the wind

Sleek stems salute us
Aromas fill the moist air
Pollen makes us sneeze

Natures buds to blooms
Rain showers bring more delight
Happy Spring to you

Spring Flowers

These are some of the annuals I planted in my garden this spring season.
These are some of the annuals I planted in my garden this spring season. | Source

Tis the season for Weeding, Planting, Harvesting, Mowing

Do you like to garden?

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© 2013 Linda Bilyeu

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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

Daisies are such great companions to keep coming back in their glory.

Happy Spring.


Joanne M Olivieri 3 years ago

Very nice hub and I love the haikus. Well constructed with beautiful meanings. Thank you, Voted up


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travmaj 3 years ago from australia

I agree with Joanne - I love haikus, so difficult to write. These are just beautiful and rightly herald the coming springtime. Thank you.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Linda,

This is a terrific Hub! I love the combination...your thoughts about spring, telling us about the types of flowers you grow, and your haiku. Great writing!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Hi Linda, this is so lovely, you are lucky to live there, hardly any winter? Wow! We are having to put up with snow and more snow, by now it should be at least 70 degrees like usual, this winter is never ending! but I do see the flowers struggling to come up and the splash of color in the snow is lovely, votes and shares! nell


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Happy Spring to you, too, Linda. Thank you for this lovely Haiku and your flower photos which are outstanding.


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Lovely Linda! Happy Spring to you!


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Spring is indeed a new beginning and the most beautiful and colorful season. We have Spring in September-October, and then also a long, hot summer (from November to April), and then a short autumn and winter.

Happy Spring to you and your family!

I felt sunshine beaming from your haiku.... :)

Love those petunias! We call those marigolds 'Afrikanertjies'.... (Little Africans)


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Janine Huldie 3 years ago from New York, New York

Absolutely beautiful and while I do love spring, I am with you on loving summer the best. And Florida sounds like my kids of weather, because as much as I love NY I hate the never ending winter and cold weather. So done right now and seriously want some warmer weather. So, your post was a welcome breathe of fresh air. Thanks Linda for sharing and I voted way up, shared and tweeted, too!! :)


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States

Nice tribute to Spring and thanks for your best wishes, my friend. whonu


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Had to stop in for a burst of Spring and Sunshine!

Your words are smiley and your pictures are gorgeous.

Have a beautiful weekend...Love, MM


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Beautiful, beautiful Linda. The haiku is a wonderful complement to the pictures! Thanks for sharing these with us! Sharing!


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Great intro and haiku. Thank you. I can no longer tend my garden.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

Oh, Linda, I'm with you! I love the Spring best of all. I enjoyed looking at your flowers and your Haiku. Well done.

Voted UP and will share in the ususal places.


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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Great Haiku, spring is in the air. A wonderful feeling!! Voted up.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

I liked the Haiku and the flowers are gorgeous. I have always loved flowers, especially in the Spring. Awesome hub.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

I too like the way you gave us your thoughts and some info on FLA springtime along with the beautiful haiku and photos. I can't wait till the snow stops here ;)

Voted up and beautiful.


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Laurinzo Scott 3 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

Beautiful words, and the images that accompanies those words... very well done Linda!!!


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Happy Spring Linda. I love the array of Spring flowers. This was a very nice haiku, wonderful imagery! Today is very windy and hot down here in Miami. Two of my favorite seasons are spring and summer. voted up!


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Nice, Linda! Of course, living just miles from you, I recognize all the flowers. Time to get back out into the yard!


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

wetnosedogs ~ Joanne M Olivieri ~ travmaj ~ Daisy Mariposa ... Thank you for your comments! :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Nell...The less winter the better for me. I haven't seen snow in many years and I do not miss it, at all. Pictures of snow are good enough for me. Any temperature under 75* I am not a fan of.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

drbj ~ AudreyHowitt ... Your comments are appreciated.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi SAA, Your seasons are a bit different than ours. I will be sure and share this haiku with you in September. I agree, Petunias are a beautiful flower. They have kind of moody petals, open-close-open-close...bloom! I love them! :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Janine, I hope you get your spring very soon so that Lily and Emma could enjoy their new bikes! :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

whonunuwho ... Thank you for your comment! :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hello MM, Thank you for popping in to say hello. Wanna play peek-a-boo!? :) Happy Spring to you! :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Michelle ~ Martin ~ Mary ~ Vellur ~ Pamela ~ Tills ~ Laurinzo ~ LoveDoc ~ Shauna ~ Thank you all for your comments. Wishing you lots of flowers to enjoy! :)


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Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

Beautiful photographs of spring flowers to accompany your lovely spring haiku! It's all so perfect for the season!


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Kristine Manley 3 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Happy Spring! I love this Hub. Love the Gerber Daisy. Voted Up.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Steph, That's quite a compliment coming from you...the artist who paints beautiful watercolor pictures of flowers, among many other masterpieces! :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you Kristine, We had a wicked storm today and I thought my daisy was a goner, but it held it's ground! Yay!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Thank you for the sweet thoughts of spring. Loved the pics and passing this on.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Beautiful flowers and I am looking forward to my new garden this season.


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pagesvoice 3 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

Voted up +++. Although it is technically spring, living in the northeastern United States I find my lawn and garden beds still covered in snow. Winter doesn't want to let go of its grip and we are all chomping at the bit. I was pleasantly surprised when popping up through the snow I saw one lonely, but brave hyacinth poking about. Aah, there is hope after all.

The daisies, marigolds and petunias you pictured are so beautiful. I love growing dahlias and in particular dinner plate dahlias. They are just so magnificent. However, like most avid gardeners my yards are filled with a plethora of flowers and shrubs. Within a few weeks I'll till the vegetable garden so I can get my artisan lettuce plants in the ground.

Thank you so much for reminding us cold northerners what we're missing with your extended growing season and the jump start you have on the rest of us. I know envy isn't a good thing, but maybe just a little is okay.


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Senoritaa 3 years ago

Spring is my favorite season, and nothing like a beautiful Haiku to describe them.


Poetic Fool 3 years ago

Beautiful photos combined with beautiful verses! It's hard not to be awesome. I hope you plan to write more poetry in the future. I so enjoy reading yours. Thanks for sharing this one! Take care, dear friend.


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DeborahNeyens 3 years ago from Iowa

Still waiting for spring to arrive here. I did notice that my tulips and crocuses have started to peak up through the snow, so maybe soon. In the mean time, I enjoyed your tribute to the flowers of spring.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

Linda, this is beautiful - both words AND pictures! i adore spring, but - with about 4 feet of snow - i won't be seeing any daisies for a good while..

sigh..

up and sharing forward..


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Gypsy and DDE, Thank you for stopping by and spreading a bit of sunshine! :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Pagesvoice, I've read that some states want the death penalty for Punxsutawney Phil. I sure hope Phil is given a pardon. Surely a groundhog can't be held responsible for spring being a bit late up north :) I hope you get some warm weather soon and your flowers begin to bloom.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Senoritaa ... Your comment is appreciated.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Rick, Thank you! From you that's quite a compliment. I appreciate it!:)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

DeborahNeyens and ImKarn23 ... Here's wishing your April showers bring you May flowers and no more snow! :)


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teaches12345 3 years ago

Yes, spring is just a bleep here, Linda. I always get out as much as possible during this mild season. Your garden flowers are lovely! Thanks for the breath of fresh air and smile.


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celeste inscribed 3 years ago

Lovely Haiku, it makes me yearn for more sun here in the Pacific Northwest. I guess I will just have to be patient, but your poems put a little warmth into my day. Thank you.


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alocsin 3 years ago from Orange County, CA

What an appropriate welcome for spring. And the photos are a nice touch. Voting this Up and Beautiful.


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Loved the beautiful photos and Haiku . Well done !


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b. Malin 3 years ago

What a Wonderful Ode to Spring...Beautiful Flowers, along with a Lovely Haiku Poem...All this is such a Treat for the Eyes, you are our SUNSHINE, dear friend. My Votes of UP & BEAUTIFUL!


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

Sunshine,

Spring is the season of color, and we can see spring's color in flowers.

Loved your works, both photo and poetry.


Sueswan 3 years ago

Hi Sunshine

A beautiful spring haiku.

Thank you for sharing your lovely flowers. Love the Gerber Daisy.

Voted up and sharing

Happy Easter


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Happy Easter sunshine... Doc.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Lovely haiku, Linda. I love spring with all its glorious colors. The photos are eye soothing.

Voted up.


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James-wolve 3 years ago from Morocco

I love spring too.

There is an amazing sparkle in this poem! It just stands out in a beautiful way.I voted up

JAMES


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molometer 3 years ago

Lovely Haiku Linda,

The photos are nice too see, we seem to be struggling to shake off winter here.

My garden is a fright at the moment so it was nice to see some colour.


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

A happy spring...and sharing this again! Wonderful, Linda!


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica

You have some beautiful flowers and a lovely poem.


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Came back for another read on this rainy day!


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

How did I miss this? Beautiful and lovely sentiments. I love the haikus, especially the one about allergies lol. Nothing like reality! Your photos are stunning and I see the daisy is quite hearty. Thanks for another sunny and uplifting hub!


Sannel 3 years ago

I love Spring and I'm still waiting for it to arrive in this part of the world. This is such a lovely tribute to Spring through your lovely 3-part haiku. Well done!

Sannel


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Teaches12345 ~ celeste inscribed ~ alocsin ~ kashmir56 ~ sueswan ~ Vinaya ~ b malin ~ lovedoctor926 ~ rajan jolly ~ James-wolve ~ molometer ~ midget38 ~ rasta1 ~ audreyhowitt ~ suzzettenaples ~ sannel ... Thank you all for your comments! Happy Spring to you!


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RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

This is the second delightful spring haiku tonight. I grew up in Florida and enjoyed all the greenery and flowers that grew in the tropical clime. Had no idea what could be grown up north in the Carolinas. :) This spring is one of our most beautiful--nice after not having one last year! Happy spring to you!


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tsmog 3 years ago from Escondido, CA

Lovely Sunshine625, a gardener of joy offering hope with grace. Achooo, excuse me, pollen and stuff, I like this article and the poetry. Sannel did share, or else discovery maybe of not, yet, without oddity, 'tis is news, just like a magazine known as Sunshine too, a very good read, morning tea or coffee, and sometimes a yawn or two.

Thanks Sunshine for the sunshine and of those that sunshine does offer that TLC some say is a ray too.

tim


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Linda,

I came back to read your 3-stanza haiku again and to thank you for linking to my Tips for Ordering Flowers Online article.


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Marcy Goodfleisch 3 years ago from Planet Earth

I just want to wallow in those beautiful blooms, Sunshine! And I love Haiku, so I'm a happy camper here!


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

Linda, came back for the second read. This is beautiful.


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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Happy spring to you tooo dear...very wonderful bunch of haiku's here. Shared and voted up.


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Angelo52 3 years ago from Central Florida

Very cute expression on spring and the beautiful flowers of the season. Thumbs up and shared.


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Lady_E 3 years ago from London, UK

Beautiful to read. I'm glad spring is here..... though still cold and rainy in London. :-)


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Sharing these lovely ku again, Linda!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Spring brings a spring in one's steps with all the beauty around. Lovely haiku.


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Made 3 years ago from Finland

I love flowers, even if I don't know their names. It would be wonderful if summer would last for six months. Here we have snow for six months instead. I'm sure you take care of your flowers very well. Beautiful hub! Happy Birthday Linda! :)


Joanne M Olivieri 3 years ago

Your haiku series pay a wonderful tribute to Spring. Beautiful imagery both in photos and your haiku. Well done and voted up.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

RTalloni ~ tsmog ~ Daisy ~ Marcy ~ Vinaya ~ dghbrh ~ Rajan ~ Made ~ Joanne ~ Angelo52 ~ Lady E ~ Michelle ... Thank you for your comments! :)


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Hi Linda, I also anticipate the spring, but my favorite season is summer. Nice beaches down here and the weather is fantastic all year round, which is why Florida rocks.. Lovely haiku and beautiful array of spring flowers. I like the daisies. Hi Lily... She's so cute.. I hope you had an awesome birthday weekend.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi LoveDoc, I agree Florida does rock! I also agree that Lily is so cute! :)

I had a fabulous 50th celebration! Thank you for stopping by to visit :)


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Rosemay50 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

delightful Haiku Linda... almost as delightful as that cute little Lily :))

Voting up +


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Sharing this again, Linda!


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Love me some Lily...might be the cutest picture ever!

There is beauty in bloom in Sunshine's home. Love, MM


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Just came back to look at that gorgeous picture of lily! lol! she is so darn sweet!


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ChristyWrites 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Beautiful Haiku tribute to springtime! The gerber daisy is one of my faves - I love the cheerful colors of them :)


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Nice haiku, wonderful imagery and the flowers are beautiful. Lily is a doll. She is so cute.


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jenbeach21 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

So cute!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

Congratulations on Most Cheerful Hubber. Such a beautiful little flower in your first picture. Voted up.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you for your comments!:)


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

It's so cold here, I had to pay a visit to this warm and beautiful Haiku. What really warms me up, is your little granddaughter. "Flower Power" she is. Adorable.!


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bluebird 3 years ago

Sweet! I liked this hub, so cheery and upbeat. Spring in winter is a good reminder of what we have to look forward to...God is good!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Superb Haiku! Very awesome, GF. (I know where I was and what I was doing, 8 months ago when this haiku first showed......so, I'm not surprised I missed it.) Glad I got a 2nd chance! I always look forward to Spring.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you VocalCoach ~ BlueBird ~ Effer for stopping by for some spring flowers in bloom. I hope it warmed y'all up! :)


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Monis Mas 2 years ago

You made me miss SPRING!!!!! So much! :-)


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Your talent continues to blossom, and your Followers are the fertilizer of more and more perennial productivity!


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you Monis and Perspycacious! Happy Spring to you both...when the season arrives! :)


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida

I love it that your beautiful granddaughter is named Lily!! She's the prettiest flower of them all.

We hardly got any Spring where I live; it went from cool to hot very quickly!


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colorfulone 22 months ago from Minnesota

Aw, that is a sweet three part haiku. I love it, and this very colorful hub.


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Sunshine625 22 months ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi colorfulone, I agree this hub is very colorful! :))


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PegCole17 22 months ago from Dallas, Texas

This makes me long for the warm days of spring and for the green to return to the trees. As a former Florida resident, I know what you mean about six months of summer and little or no winter.

I like the way you've woven poetry in with the beauty of nature in your garden. Beautiful and interesting.


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Vellur 18 months ago from Dubai

Beautiful haiku, came back to read again,voted up.

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