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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Posted in November 2016, Tanka

In the USA

Flag of the USA
Hush over the land

Humanity and Nature

Seeming to be on hold

Flag hangs silently waiting

Who? Will our next leader be?

Tanka

I am feeling a heavy stillness in the air today. No wind at all. Our Flag hangs silently. It’s eerie. It’s almost like nature and mankind are holding their breath awaiting this Election Day outcome. I shall pray and trust in God for His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. 

Posted in November 2016, Triolet

Q and A

Rainbow, Life cant be all sunshine and no rain Both are needed to help you grow

Question:

Why is life so hard sometimes?

Some days are hard and others worse

I’m trying to live on nickels and dimes 

Why is life so hard sometimes?

Good fortune falls and trouble climbs

Circumstances are so adverse 

Why is life so hard sometimes?

Some days are hard and others worse

Answer
:

Life cant be all sunshine and no rain

Both are needed to help you grow

Remember this when days are filled with pain

Life cant be all sunshine and no rain

It’s an important truth you need to know

Remember, for good, healthy, happy life to obtain 

Life cant be all sunshine and no rain

Both are needed to help you grow

Double Triolet