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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.

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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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      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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      cherriquinn 

      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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      elizabeth 

      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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      maven101 

      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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      JMAW 

      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

      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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      Catherine Tally 

      7 years ago from Los Angeles

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

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      Eiddwen 

      7 years ago from Wales

      Only one word for this one; Beautiful !!

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      breakfastpop 

      7 years ago

      Beautiful. Voted up and awesome and beautiful too!

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