Slowly changing day by day
Summer greenness fades away,
replaced by Autumn russet, gold;
beauty glorious to behold.

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Short-Lived Beauty

Red Admiral Butterfly

Red Admiral Butterfly










A Red Admiral
butterfly sunning itself.
Such short-lived beauty.

Delicate Beauty

Magnolia Blossom


delicate beauty
yet so bold,
palest pink, purple tinged.


Snowdrop buds appear,
hints of beauty yet to come.
Winter darkness fades.

Roadside Daffodils

Roadside daffodils
deliberately snapped and scattered.
I gather them, fill my vases, so I at least
can enjoy their fleeting beauty.

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We have some wonderful grassy areas on the corner of our road, in front of our house. At the moment these are full of daffodils. But some low-life yobs seem to take great pleasure in breaking off the flower heads, some just buds, and scattering them. I can’t bear to see them lying on the ground unable to fulfil their potential so I pick them up and put them in vases. Fortunately there are still plenty growing, but everyday more have been scattered.

Rose Petals

Rose petals fall,
new buds unfurl,
summer beauty continues.


Christmas Cactus
At once both delicate and bold,
my Christmas Cactus blooms early,
impatient to display her beauty.

Eye Catching

Sometimes your mind
is so filled with other things
the beauty of a small blue flower
almost fails to catch your eye.

Faded Beauty

In faded beauty
Magnolia petals fall
sighing for summer.


“Never lose an opportunity to see anything that is beautiful:
for beauty is God’s handwriting.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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