Posted in Choka

Welcome Summertime!

Welcome Summertime yard windmill

Twenty Two days since

June arrived to bring us

Summertime again

How long we have waited

Anticipating

The sunshine to greet us

Each morning we woke

And now in the midst of it

We treasure each moment

Choka

Posted in Haiku

Not A Secret Garden

Each day is a delight

My garden is my happy place

Visitors welcomed

Haiku

As my grand-daughter and I sat out on my patio chatting and drinking our coffee this past Sunday afternoon a Raven stopped by for a visit. He must have been very thirsty because he wasn’t at all shy or fearful. He just flew right in so very close to us and proceeded to drink from the birdbath which was less than 12” from where we were sitting! Such a fun experience and visit! Glad we had our cell phone cameras to capture the moment. 😊

Bird sitting on birdbath

Posted in Free Verse

Inspiration Corner

Inspiration Rock Garden created by Leona J Atkinson June 2020
My Inspiration Rock Garden created in the corner of my back yard June 2020

Smile at everyone

Believe in yourself

Respect others

Dream a million dreams

Create joy and gladness

Imagine new things

Bless everyone and everything

Faith gives strength

Grace is needed daily

Kindness is always welcomed

Peace is precious

Love is the greatest treasure

Hope is an anchor

Joy is contagious-give some away

Free Verse

I had been wanting to create a place to share my painted rocks with others and also offer the opportunity for others to place and share rocks they paint, so after several months of hoping, dreaming, planning and praying it came to fruition in a wonderful way and today it was completed! I am very happy with how it all turned out and feel blessed that it has already been noticed, used, and admired by many in my neighborhood. I am hoping now that it continues to grow and expand!

Posted in Scripture, Senryu

Come and See

Garden angel statue with Welcome sign

He offers abundance

To those who will believe

All are welcome

Senryu

Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His deeds toward the children of men” Psalm 66:5 AMP

Posted in Senryu, September 2015

Happy Cloud

Cloud with a happy face--Senryu poem
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015

This little cloud was hovering over Memphis Airport the day we landed there.
While we were waiting for the Hotel Shuttle to pick us up I happened to look up at the sky and saw only this one cloud and snapped a picture. Just yesterday I was going thru my pictures and I noticed the cloud has a happy face!
Do you see the two eyes and smiling mouth?  This is not Photoshopped!
We had a Happy Cloud welcoming us to Memphis! 🙂