Welcome March

March is here, still cold and snow on the ground, but the expectation of spring brings joy. It’s like counting down to see the first sprouts breaking through the soil and smiling at us.

The rivers are still frozen, the earth is waiting to explode in color, but for now, the best is to be indoors. I’ve being writing, not as much as I would like, but bits and pieces here and there.

And reading, I’ve joined the GoodReads challenge, and I’m up to read 25 books this year. I’m already in my 3rd one, and I have this pile to read in March.

All of them from women authors about women trying to find her space in this world. Women with different backgrounds (from a math teacher to one that never attended a school), and different decades, but so similar in so many ways. I’ve started the ‘Where the crawdads sing’ and I’m loving it.

Wishing a great new month to you!

Tanka Tuesday – Midnight

Beauty in my garden

Midnight stirs
Dazzled by the past
Brightest light
Without ground to stead
Balance nowhere to be found
Fluttering always

Tanka Tuesday words for this week are: Enchant and Fly, synonyms only! I opted for Shadorma (3/5/3/57/5 lines) and the words Dazzled and Fluttering.

Hope you enjoyed it, this little poem expresses my feeling these last days.

Tanka Tuesday – Wings

A simple flapping
The pure essence of freedom
Showing us the path

Hello you!

I had a few weeks of vacation, I went to the beach and enjoy each moment of each. I was surprised when I got home and saw how my garden was blooming, flowers and butterflies everywhere. It’s nice to be back and to see that I don’t need to travel far to have beauty around me. But, of course, I could do with few weeks at the beach every couple of weeks 🙂

Joining Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday, today words are Nature and Clean, synonyms only, so I used Essence and Simple in a Haiga (Haiku + Photo).

Beauty on my way

Noticing and slowly taking in all the beauty of spring.

lake freshness

Last Sunday, I had a long walk around the neighbourhood, 5000 steps! I spotted this rose bush on my way.

roses at the lake

The poppies are gorgeous in a park close by.

poppies reaching high to the sky

During the week I walked by a path of gorgeous peonies. I wish I could put their fragrance in a bottle and bring it home.

a path of peonies

And yesterday, at lunch time, I was surprised with the beauty of these alliums in the university campus.

purple alliums beauty

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.”  

Buddha

Wishing a great week to you, and remember to slow down and enjoy a little bit of beauty on your way. It can be the beauty of the flowers if you are in spring or the beauty of the leaves if you are in the autumn. It can be a beauty of a smile, a hug, eye contact with a strange coming in your direction or a simple thank you when you weren’t expecting it.

E.

noticing # 68

make a wish

Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are.

Rumi

Wildflowers are blooming in my garden. They are pretty, each one in its own way. They are looking for space, sharing the Earth and the sunshine.