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Nature's Haiku

Updated on April 29, 2017

explore the wonder

there’s so much to discover

be all you can bee

depth unlimited

dandelion universe

nature at its best

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      Russ Baleson 

      5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Hi Cat, thank you for such lovely feedback. Both these haiku were inspired as soon as I saw the bee (and the dandelion). It really reminded me to stop looking for the amazing things and to just open my eyes to so much good that is already around us. Thanks again. Russ

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      Catherine Tally 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Hello, Russ,

      Wow! These are really beautiful! I especially love the dandelion universe imagery. Larry expressed it so well when he said, "the closer we get to nature, the more complex. . . "

      I am so impressed w/ your photography. It's really a challenge to capture busy bees as well as you did. My best to you:)

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      Russ Baleson 

      5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Hi Travmaj, thank you, so glad you enjoyed it. Russ

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      travmaj 

      5 years ago from australia

      This haiku is stunning - I'm always amazed how such few words can convey so much. Thank you -

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      Russ Baleson 

      5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Hi KDuBarry, thank you for your comments. I agree and often remind myself to keep conscious of the ever-present miracles. Russ

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      KDuBarry03 

      5 years ago

      Nature at is best...that is how we should live :) Thanks for sharing this, Russ!

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      Russ Baleson 

      6 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thank you tobusiness, I love yours too! regards, Russ

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      6 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Hi Russ, your haikus are brilliant, but together with the images, outstanding

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      Russ Baleson 

      6 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Hi Sue, thank you so much, it's always great to have your comments.

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      Sueswan 

      6 years ago

      Hi Russ

      Wonderful haikus. "Be all that you can bee" ties in perfectly with the picture you chose.

      Take care :)

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      Russ Baleson 

      6 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      A nice way of putting it Girish, thank you.

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      Girish puri 

      6 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      ' There is so much to discover ' excellent post

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      Russ Baleson 

      6 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thank you, what a great name you have Xstatic.

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      Jim Higgins 

      6 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Great pictures and haiku!

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      Russ Baleson 

      6 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Hi Rahul, thank you. I often remind myself to stop looking at the obvious scenes to capture, and to just stand still and see what is right before me. Both these photos happened like that. The bee even changed position for me about five times, posing so that I would become aware of the magic in front of me.

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      Russ Baleson 

      6 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Hi Larry, thank you, as always, for your wonderful feedback. Nature certainly has a way of putting us in our place with the humbling miracles we see especially when we take a closer look. Go well my friend.

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Wonderful pictures

      Voted beautiful!

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      maven101 

      6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Russ...The complexity of the nano world is fascinating...the closer we get to nature the more complex, yet the interconnectivity, which your lovely haiku expresses so well, becomes so apparently obvious...each unique, yet all reaching for survival, for that continuity...sadly, only the human mind is aware of this struggle, and only the gifted poet, as yourself, can express that struggle...

      Thank you for these brief, yet compelling haiku that pushes one to contemplate our place in this incredibly vast and mysterious universe...Larry

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      Russ Baleson 

      6 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thanks Cyndi,it's amazing what you see when you get up close.

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      Cynthia B Turner 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Oh, I like these and the pictures are perfect. Great pairing.

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