Haiku: Four Seasons in the Garden

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Tree boughs and blue sky

Reflected in my birdbath

An abstract painting!

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Spring


Strawberries tempt me

With slow-ripening promise.

Too sour today.

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Summer



Succulent iceplant

Blankets the crumbling hillside.

A lizard seeks shade.

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Fall



Jewel-toned drifts of leaves

settle at my feet in farewell.

Summer fades away.

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Winter


Vivid orange poppies.

Hot enough to melt the snow.

My wishful thinking!

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© 2011 Catherine Tally

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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Beautiful. Voted up and awesome and beautiful too!


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Only one word for this one; Beautiful !!

Take care

Eiddwen.


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cat on a soapbox 5 years ago from Los Angeles Author

Thank you,Pop! I am delighted that you enjoyed these :>)


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cat on a soapbox 5 years ago from Los Angeles Author

Eidden,

Welcome to my hubpages and thank you for your generous compliment.

I am glad to have you as a new follower.


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JMAW 5 years ago from Hawaii

Gorgeous pics. Good placement in relation to your haikus! Good job, yo!


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona

Perfect poetic pronouncements...The opening gambits closed with the 3rd line in each...Yummy haiku, very disciplined, evocative, and creative...reflections in your birdbath are a simple and free gift from nature...Thank you for these little haiku treats...I devoured them whole...Larry


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cat on a soapbox 5 years ago from Los Angeles Author

JMAW- So glad you enjoyed the pictures that inspired my haiku. I appreciate the positive comments. Thanks!


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cat on a soapbox 5 years ago from Los Angeles Author

Larry- You've just made my day with your lovely compliment! There is just so much beauty in the simplest of things that I feel compelled to capture in words and visual image. It is wonderful to find a kindred spirit in you. Many thanks :>)


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California

Your Haiku is simply divine! I look forward to reading more by you!


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cat on a soapbox 5 years ago from Los Angeles Author

K. Burns Darling- Thank you for the wonderful compliment!

I am thrilled to have you following my work :>)


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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

I just loved this.


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cat on a soapbox 5 years ago from Los Angeles Author

Thank you, mslizzee- it's good to hear from you again :>)


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

I love your page and the flower photos, thank you


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cat on a soapbox 5 years ago from Los Angeles Author

writer20- You are so welcome! Thank YOU for the lovely compliments :>)


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cherriquinn 4 years ago from UK. England. Newcastle upon Tyne

The garden of Eden, no less, beautiful


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cat on a soapbox 4 years ago from Los Angeles Author

cherri, Thank you! My garden,or any other,is a blessing to behold!


Mike Bennette 4 years ago

This was a beautiful garden, keep posting your galleries for me!


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cat on a soapbox 4 years ago from Los Angeles Author

Hi Mike,

Thank you for visiting and leaving such a nice comment! I hope you enjoy my other nature photography from both inside and outside my garden. Summer is usually too hot and dry here for nice displays, but I will have more coming soon. :)

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