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spring is coming

Carpe Diem #1393 Spring Is Coming

back and forth
sparrows carry twigs
nest building

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morning glory

Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #20 Revise That Haiku

morning glory!
the well bucket-entangled,
I ask for water
© Chiyo-Ni

This weekend, Chevrefeuille, our host at Carpe Diem, has challenged us to revise this haiku by Chiyo-Ni

my dawn thirst
quenched by purple beauty
a morning glory


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Carpe Diem #1364 Tian Shan Mountains (Northern route)


native tulips
growing in the mountain’s shadow
little treasure

I just finished reading Tulipomania by Mike Dash. This book gives the history of the cultivating, buying, and selling of tulips in the 16th and 17th centuries. The original tulip, that bears little resemblance to the varieties we know today, was discovered by the Turks in Central Asia.