Friday, April 17, 2015

April's Unfolding

Photo courtesy of my barn's manager, Jamie

April's Unfolding

Enchantment unfolds -
daffodils dot the pathway
and bees bumble by.

Dew's upon my face -
Robins plunder pasture's breast
Gentle beasts slumber.

Shamrock-green fields sprout -
Big Dipper awaits moonless sky
behind eggshell blue.

by Margaret Bednar, April 17, 2015

This is linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Nature's Wonders - Haiku"  Haiku usually aren't titled (but who am I to follow the rules) and I tried for a trio that describe April.  I might come back to this using a different form, but I find the brevity and tight word count an interesting challenge.  I did add "Big" to the last stanza and the count is off - but I hope it makes people think of the constellation a bit more...

I'm back from a couple of vacations and getting back into the swing of things took longer than I expected!  It's been about three weeks since my last poem and boy do I feel rusty.  Haiku is not the easiest thing for me to write ... but I gave it my best effort.

My Photoshop CS5 is giving me a few hick-ups.  I updated to the newest Mac operating version and I seem to have "killed" my CS5.  So frustrating.  So... my smudge beneath my sweet boy is my iPhoto attempt to take out what is always in a horse pasture... poop.

I believe the Big Dipper is brightest in the sky in April - and we have been getting quite a bit of rain here in NC - it makes for dewy mornings and overcast days - but the days the sun does come it is well received.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Happy Easter & Spring

I am taking another blogger break...  Spring is here and I am going to enjoy it for a few days.  I wish you a blessed Easter.