Posted in December 2016, Haiga, Haiku, Haiku Horizons Weekly Prompt

December Days

Dark rainy day
Rains wash away snow

Daylight turns quickly to dusk

Life rushes by

Haiku

Haiku Horizons Weekly Challenge

Week #147. Prompt: Rush

Posted in Haiga, Haiku, November 2016

Leaf Legacy

Leaf stains on concrete
Fallen leaves create

Pattern on the sidewalK

Dying leaf leaves dye 

Haiku

Today while I was out walking, I happened to notice some leaf imprints on a large area of the concrete sidewalk here where I live. I had never seen this before so of course I took a picture and then researched it online to see the cause. I found that when leaves fall onto concrete and lay there decaying they excrete a dye called tannin that stains the concrete and so leaves their image when they are removed. The dye stains can be removed by detergent and scrubbing. I found this to be quite interesting! 

Leaf Prints-The Urban Naturalist

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