Colleen has asked us to “along with a color, add some weather to your poem.” My two haiku follow.
The first haiku was written last week and then I rewrote it for this week’s challenge.
when storms subside
beauty grows in the rubble
lush gardens reborn
when spring floods subside
sediment covers the plants
green grasses push through
It seems many of my posts of late have been flood related. Our June 3rd flood was totally unexpected and unnerving. Currently we are minus a room, several closets, bookshelves, and storage drawers. All has been relocated about the house… and we had company coming, so I had to be creative to make the rest of the house livable and accommodate overnight guests (family, but still).
Guests came and went, and now we can distribute things to be more comfortable for us (I got my office back-lol).
I’m still grieving about my gardens. However they are mostly recovering. New plants mostly survived the extreme heat. (Gardening does not come naturally-but I’m getting there.)
The pots in the photo are 12”+ and were completely covered with water. The barrel right behind them was tipped over. All our sunflowers died. I’ll try planting more.
Thank you for reading!
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