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The Reality of Gardens

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The Reality of Gardens

On winter days I spend a great deal of time thinking about my flower beds. Outside the wind is blowing wisps of snow around the corner of the house and only the hardiest birds come to the feeders. I stay hunkered down with my dreams and schemes and plans for next summers perfect garden.

When spring sashays her way across the yard I’m faced with more weeds than buds. So begins the relentless battle with ground ivy and winter cress, which have been patiently waiting for those first warm rays of sunshine. My ideal garden vanishes in a puff of reality and I am happy to scatter some seeds in the empty patches of dirt. I’m pretty sure the bees and butterflies don’t visit for the aesthetics.

Outdoor gallery
Blooms of multi-colored zinnias
Abstract garden art

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I am a reader, a writer, and a snapper of photos

4 thoughts on “The Reality of Gardens

  1. A very different interpretation of Mondrian’s painting, Candy, a plan for the garden! I love the contrast of winder and summer in this haibun, which come across in the colours. I like the wistful details in ‘Outside the wind is blowing wisps of snow around the corner of the house and only the hardiest birds come to the feeders’, the realism of the second paragraph, and love the sudden burst of blooms in the haiku.

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