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Haiku: Four Seasons in the Garden

Updated on July 26, 2017
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Catherine's writing reflects her life-long love of nature. She advocates for sustainability and respect for all living things.


Tree boughs and blue sky

Reflected in my birdbath

An abstract painting!




Strawberries tempt me

With slow-ripening promise.

Too sour today.




Succulent iceplant

Blankets the crumbling hillside.

A lizard seeks shade.




Jewel-toned drifts of leaves

settle at my feet in farewell.

Summer fades away.




Vivid orange poppies.

Hot enough to melt the snow.

My wishful thinking!


© 2011 Catherine Tally


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      Catherine Tally 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles

      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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      Mike Bennette 

      5 years ago

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

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      Catherine Tally 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles

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

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      6 years ago from UK. England. Newcastle upon Tyne

      The garden of Eden, no less, beautiful

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      Catherine Tally 

      7 years ago from Los Angeles

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

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      7 years ago from Southern Nevada

      I love your page and the flower photos, thank you

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      Catherine Tally 

      7 years ago from Los Angeles

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

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      7 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

      I just loved this.

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      Catherine Tally 

      7 years ago from Los Angeles

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

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

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 

      7 years ago from Orange County, California

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

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      Catherine Tally 

      7 years ago from Los Angeles

      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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      Catherine Tally 

      7 years ago from Los Angeles

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

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      7 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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      7 years ago from Hawaii

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

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      Catherine Tally 

      7 years ago from Los Angeles


      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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      Catherine Tally 

      7 years ago from Los Angeles

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

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      7 years ago from Wales

      Only one word for this one; Beautiful !!

      Take care


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      7 years ago

      Beautiful. Voted up and awesome and beautiful too!


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