Posted in February 2018, Haiku, Haiku Horizons Weekly Prompt

Winter Surprise

Daffodils in Snow

Spring hopes vanish

Morning snowflakes falling

Daffodils snow dance

Haiku

Haiku Horizons Weekly Challenge Week#208 Prompt: Vanish

Our Pacific Northwest has been enjoying an unseasonably mild February this year causing flowers to bloom early and folks to feel as though Spring has come. However this morning Winter decided to let us all know that it was still hanging around by sending us a flurry of big heavy wet snowflakes. causing our lovely early bloomers to get covered in white. Thankfully the snow didn’t last long and the sun came out to melt it all away.

Posted in February 2018, Haiku

Prussian Blue

Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” painting

A human error

A timely happenstance

Created a masterpiece

Haiku

The Accidental Creation of Prussian Blue Pigment

(Image is “Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh painted using the color Prussian Blue)

I recently read an article stating how the beautiful color of Prussian Blue was created. This beautiful color was the result of an accident! A great reminder that sometimes mistakes we make can be for good.

Posted in February 2018, Shadorma

The Passive Line

People

Among strangers

In line together

Mumbling

Grumbling

Shuffling feet in weariness

I stood behind you

As you spoke

A breath of fresh air

Uplifted

Awakened

My senses, because your words changed

The whole atmosphere.

Words full of

Positivity,

Thankfulness,

Permeated

And turned strangers into

Lively comrades

Triple Shadorma

Posted in Choka, February 2018

Tragedy

Wanted poster for Camilla thief

Tearful eyes speaking

“Goodbye my Camellia

Fairest flower of red.

Before us you were wisked

Away by a thief,

A mischievious marauder

Living in a tree

Near your fragrant scarlet blooms.

His greed became your demise.”

Choka

I just saw that pesky gray Squirrel who is a frequent visitor to my yard snatch a beautiful red blossom off my new Camilla plant I just bought!

As I watched, frozen in horror, he scurried up the tree to sit on a branch munching on it for his mid morning snack.