shaped by wintry winds
old tea tree
This coastal Tea-Tree is one of a stand growing at Green Point on Brighton Beach. There are many different wild and freeform shapes amongst this collection of reasonably old trees. With this particular example the trunk has been shaped to grow almost along the ground like a giant natural bonsai.
scent of spring
our beautiful rose
The last flower from our lovely little rose plant . We have never had success with roses, however this one in a pot always rewards us with a multiple blooming. This was the last flower.
camera as pen
This is my contribution to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 68 Muse & Pen. The challenge words this week potentially opened many doors. To see what other poets created visit http://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/10/26/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-68-muse-pen/
Three contributions this week to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 67 with key words Cheer & Call. Learn more about this creative haiku challenge and see great poetic minds at work here https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/category/haiku-prompt-challenge/
The first is for nature lovers, the second for people power lovers and the third for food lovers.
cheer us up
young one needs feeding
its your call
This family of magpies regularly arrive on our front fence and proceed to perform for food. The baby (on the right) soon learnt to be particularly acrobatic and is performing a half roll along the bricks. If there are no dogs or cats around they become very brave and actually wander into a house half a block away looking for food.
call and cheer
so politicians hear
In September 2013 a conservative government was elected in Australia. They proceeded to govern by attacking opponents, critics and most elements of equity and fairness in Australian society and generally acted with divisiveness and deceit . This July 2014 image shows people protesting against the 2014 budget that was so horrendous it contributed significantly to the collapse of support and trust for this government by a huge majority of the population. Recently the governing party acting in survival mode replaced the prime Minister and the Treasurer subsequently resigned. We have basically the same governing politicians with much the same policies however there is now an element of inclusiveness and concern, even a little humanity from the new leadership team. Very soon there will be many books released analysing this last two years of political experimentation in Australia.
call in here
for coffee and scones
to cheer up
The Merchant of Malmsbury, a wonderful relaxing break for delicious home made scones and jam and cream on the Calder Highway journey to Bendigo.
by the shore
with a setting sun
sing to me
Another evening shot at Ricketts Point. The water can change colour before your eyes to all shades of gold at a certain period during some sunsets. A chorus of seagulls can be raucous especially if stale chips are involved however a single gull can produce melody.
pine for love
alone at sunset
oh what grief
I had to dig deep into my image files to find a stimulus for Ronovan’s haiku challenge this week. The challenge words ” Pine and Grief” . See all about this haiku poets weekly challenge at https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/10/12/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-66-pine-grief/
I like the challenge of the original 2 words, no Thesaurus or tangent deviation for me. The image is another beautiful spring sunset at Ricketts Point. Who knows what that lone woman on the rocks was doing? Enjoying the sunset, pining for a lost love or maybe grieving over past times.
harp like sound
from spring rosella
song so clear
With Spring comes frequent visits from various parrots. Crimson Rosellas usually arrive in pairs or small family groups. The first image is a fly by guest who dropped into our front yard , the second image shows these Rosellas can quickly train humans to feed them. If not fed they work on wooden structures to reinforce their requests, (see the rail in front of the bowl after a quick chew with a beak). Crimson and Eastern Rosellas have a range of song/noises. One sound is a single high pitched and loud “pinnnnnng” that is used to signal where they are to a mate. Close your eyes and ones imagination could almost think a harpist, (maybe not Laureena McKennitt) was tuning up.
This is my contribution to the wonderful Blog site RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge. This is number 65 using words Harp&Clear. Discover much more at https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-65-harp-clear/