Park Pretty

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Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

“Pink tree!” she delighted

Toddled quickly, pulled my hand

“Park pretty!” she exclaimed

“Come fast! Come fast!”

“Take picture?” she requested

And of course, I obliged.

 

 

For the Sunday Stills Photo Challenge

 

Night Light

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Photo: Inbar Asif

 

Dancing light on the water

A bright night in the bay

Turning shimmering rainbows

To melted ink on display.

 

For the Wits End Photo Challenge: Nightlife

 

Purple Iris

Iris PhilipCoons

Photo: Philip Coons

 

Like the goddess of the rainbow

You stand tall

In every hue,

And lend credence to the story

That it’s gorgeous

To be you.

 

 

For Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge

 

Squirreled

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Photo: Inbar Asif

 

In the deep chill of winter

It got caught en route

To a squirreled away

Acorn nuts loot.

 

 

Dedicated with love to my Southern Hemisphere friends, on this solstice day.

For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

 

 

Pretty in Pink

Rakafot AtaraKatz

Persian Cyclamen; Photo: Atara Katz

 

Don’t be fooled by the blush

Or swan’s head

In a bow

Strength does not always show

But do not try to

Chow

There is more to this beauty

Than what meets

The eye

Even if in first glance

She appears to be

Shy.

 

 

Fun Fact: The tuber of this flower is semi-poisonous. Fishermen would grate it, mix it with water and lime, and sprinkle the mixture in lakes and ponds to stun the fish so they would rise to the surface to be collected.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day

 

Let The Lines

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Photo: Inbar Asif

 

Like the breeze

Licking yarn

Like the trees

Upon sand

Like the dock

Seeking sun

Let the lines

Run right through

From the heart

To beyond.

 

 

For The Photo Challenge

Learn To Swallow

Tree Swallow Flickr Gregs always catching up

Photo: Greg’s Always Catchin’ Up, on Flickr

 

Harbingers of feast

Or famine

Inhabitants

Of all

But the Antarctic ice,

These carriers of fire

From the gods to land,

Teach city folk

And country dwellers

That one can make a home,

Find plenty,

All around.

 

 

 

For The Daily Post