Posted in Haiku

Morning Sighting

Image of five golden finches at a green birdbath

Five Golden Finches

Frequenting the green birdbath

Flashy visitors

Haiku

Posted in Cascade, Haiku, NaPoWriMo 2020

Oregon’s Evergreens – Arbor Day 2020

Oregon Evergreens

Stately they stand

Strong branches holding new life

Sheltered from storms

As wind and rain beat

Steadily upon their mossy boughs

Stately they stand

Green giants waving

Strong branches holding new life

All across our land

Some are chosen

As lumber to keep people

Sheltered from storms

Triple Haiku Cascade

To exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, and to live as a people, we must have trees.” — President Theodore Roosevelt.

“Other holidays repose upon the past; Arbor Day proposes for the future.”

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Posted in Haiku, NaPoWriMo 2020, Scripture

Like a Lamb

Three crosses on a hill

Legions of angels

Stood aimed, battle ready

To strike at command

As the Son of God

Stood in the dark garden and

Faced His accusers

His disciples ran

His betrayer kissed His cheek

Yet He was silent

Triple Haiku

He was oppressed and He was afflicted,

Yet He opened not His mouth;

He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,

And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,

So He opened not His mouth.

Isaiah 53:7

Lamb of God, Christian flag symbol

Posted in Haiku

Sounds

Songbird, Western Meadowlark singing, original art created by Leona J Atkinson 2020
“Oregon’s Songbird” Western Meadowlark, Oregon’s state bird, art created by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Some sounds delight

Some sounds are soothing

Birdsong awakens

Haiku

I was thinking about sounds this evening and how they affect our lives. Some annoy, interrupt, cause alarm or tears.

Others sooth, delight, cheer or bring laughter.

I wonder how many of us are conscious of the sounds we emit each day and how they might affect others around us.

Something to think about…

Posted in Haiku

Morning Walk

Cherry blossoms on tree
“Cherry Blossoms” original photo by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

A spring in my step

On pink and white pathways

Cherry blossom time

Haiku

My daughter’s cherry tree was in full bloom today! So pretty! So uplifting to see!

Posted in Haiku

Spring Sights, Sounds and Smells

Yellow Daffodil

Green shoots popping up,

Patches of yellow abound,

Spring has come again!

Haiku

I felt like Chicken Little today as everywhere I went I kept saying “ Spring is here! Spring is here!”

It may not say Spring yet on the calendar but it was very present all around my area today.

I was seeing patches of yellow daffodils in my neighbors yards and green shoots of more to come soon, hearing birds singing and lawnmowers humming, smelling fresh cut grass and enjoying the bright sunshine! What a delightful change from the damp, dark, cold days of winter!

Yes, Spring weather is here and I am enjoying every moment of it!

Posted in Haiku

Rainy Reflections 

Oil slick image with tree reflection
Oil slick image with tree reflection Original photo by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Nature’s paintbrush

Uses oil and water mix

Concrete canvas 

Haiku 

I captured this photo today as I was walking out of a store.

It was a very rainy day today but for just a short time the rain let up and the sun came out and that is the time I usually see oil slicks in parking lots.

Well this image stopped me in my tracks because it was not only a pretty oil slick but it was also reflecting a nearby tree in it which I thought made a beautiful scene.

Posted in Haiku, Scripture

“Have a great day”

 Paper Collage Bird Mobile by LeonasDesigns ©️2020

Paper Collage Bird Mobile by LeonasDesigns ©️2020

Dont worry or hurry

Trust God to care for you

Like the birds do

Haiku

“Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” –Jesus. Matthew 6:26

Posted in Haiku

Touch of Spring

Bird and flowers paper collage art by LeonasDesigns ©️2020
Bird and flowers paper collage art by LeonasDesigns

The sun peeked out

Winter held its icy breath

Spring kissed my cheek

Haiku

As I enjoyed an unseasonably warm day of nearly 60 degrees today, my thoughts were on Spring.