celebrating summer solstice

… with summer flower photos! :D

(summer solstice was technically yesterday, I’m a little late, but it’s never too late for a bit of haiku-writing :D)


Ode to Summer Blooms


Flowers of summer


Roses, their petals falling


over my sandals.


Rainstorms, sun showers


here today, gone tomorrow


new blooms, a new day.



 Turn a street corner


outside doorsteps and small shops

blossoms line sidewalks.



Not great haikus, but it’s fun counting syllables and finding words that fit :D Although I’m actually rather pleased with the middle one about rainstorms and sun showers.

(Some people don’t write them this way, but I understand haiku’s as three-line poems with 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5 in the third. So there are actually three haiku’s above weaving between the photos.)


For our corner of the world, the first days of summer came with a heatwave. So if it’s hot where you are, enjoy the sun and summer blooms, but stay cool!


p.s. On a slightly related note, if you like poetry, check out my sister-in-law’s blog! :D She writes on many different topics, from reflective and insightful to hilarious — great reads!






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