Golden Bloom

golden bloom
enjoying the sunshine.
More buds opening soon.

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I have other sunflowers elsewhere in the garden but this was the first to bloom. Plenty more buds to come.



Magnificent Magnolia,
buds slowly developing
over several weeks,
suddenly bursts into bloom.

Cherry Tree

pair in
the cherry tree
draw my attention to


Buds appearing on the trees.
Sparrow with a beak full
of soft downy feathers
to line his nest.

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.

Chill Wind

Magnolia buds
unfurl into the chill wind.
Winter’s dying breath.

January Joy 11

No snow,
but snowdrops
pushing through the lawn,
buds still furled.
More joy in store
when they finally

January Joy 10

How joyful it is to see
new buds swelling
on my neighbour’s Magnolia tree.

Rose Petals

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


Almost, but not quite;
Magnolia buds waiting to burst
when the time is right.

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