tulips garden

gratitude garden
where colourful dreams lay down
the tenderness floats

Many years ago we seeded a few tulip bulbs around our maple tree, just in case they decided to show up, not much care, a few digs and the bulbs were laid to rest. It was a cold October day, and I didn’t want to go outside, I sent hubby to do the job and I watched him through the living room window. Throughout the harsh winter, we forgot about the bulbs, but in the following spring the most gorgeous tulips popped up. Since then, we have had the most beautiful tulips garden on the street, the neighbours stop by to appreciate them.

Tanka Tuesday is all about colours this week. Nothing more colourful than my tulips, so I wrote a Haiku for them. Hope you enjoy it!

spring has sprung

in my garden

Spring is finally here on my side of the world. Flowers, rain, fresh rain, birds, Earth fragrance. Nature is having a party loaded with beauty.

The first flowers in my garden are tulips, my favourite spring flowers.

The public gardens in my neighbourhood have lots of them, each one prettier than the other. It’s such a blessing for my eyes and soul to look at them, stop and take a photo (or more than one). These few minutes of pleasure are like meditation.

A happy new week to you!

Yellow beauty

first tulips of 2022
yellow
catching my breath
mellow

sunshine and summer
welcoming radiant days
freedom and lightness

the beans of power
bitter and hot, delicious
at the crack of dawn

snowflakes and freezing
on my doorsteps, going out
hat, scarf, gloves and boots

Lots of tulips at the grocery store last weekend! All colours, spring was in the air, I almost forgot the freezing weather outside. I got the yellow ones to warm up my home and my mood. This poem depicts my mornings this week, the yellow tulips on the kitchen countertop, the coffee brewing, the warm indoors contrasting with the cold and the snow outside. Hope you find wonderful flowers on your way today, if not in the garden at least at the grocery store!

Tanka Tuesday – Taste the rainbow

Noticing # 93

I like to use vintage paper on my art pages and hubby has given me 3 of his old math books. The top one was published in 1960! Their pages have that yellowish vintage tone and lots of formulas and diagrams. I really want to torn them apart, but I’m not brave enough to do it. I think they were only moved from one shelf to another one!

What would you do? Keep them intact or have fun with them?