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Behold and See Beautiful Flowers Described in Haiku

This week’s haiku challenge from Ronovan Writes are the words Behold & See. It seems to me these words could be used in so many ways. I chose to write about flowers on our property. Click To Tweet

First up is the honeysuckle. These blossoms are fragrant and actually tasty. My daughter would pull them apart and enjoy the nectar. The vines grow wild along the fence and climb up the trees along the edge of the woods.

 

The Fragrant Honeysuckle

 

Honeysuckle vine

Come behold its fragrant bloom

A feast for your eyes

 

 

The Purple Passion Flower

 

The purple passion flower also grows wild on our property. It climbs the fence, grows along the steps and goes just about anywhere it pleases.  Many people call them Maypops. The fruit is green, and when it is ripe you can break it open and eat the seeds along with the pulp. Some varieties turn orange when they are ripe, but ours do not.

 

What does my eye see

A purple passion flower

Behold its beauty

 

Behold the passion flower

 

Behold the Dogwood

 

The dogwood blossom is very beautiful, and is a lovely sign of spring. An interesting story of the dogwood blossom has been passed down through the years. Click To Tweet

The yellow flowers in the middle are likened to the crown of thorns. Dark spots on the edge remind us of the nails piercing his hands and feet. The purplish color spreading out from the spots corresponds to the blood that was shed.

 

Tiny golden blooms

Amidst leaves with purple stains

Behold the dogwood

 

 

These are but a few evidences of the beauty of creation. Click To Tweet We did not plant any of them, yet here they are sharing their loveliness with us. Would you join me and take some time today to notice beautiful things and give thanks to God? Maybe it brings a smile to his face when we enjoy the beautiful things he has made.

 

I’m linking up with: #ronovanwriteshaikuchallenge, #TeaAndWord, #TestimonyTuesday, #TellHisStory, #LMMLinkup, #DanceWithJesus, #FreshMarketFriday

 

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24 thoughts on “Behold and See Beautiful Flowers Described in Haiku”

    1. Thank you Lesley. I know how hard it is sometimes to slow down and notice the beauty.

      The haiku challenge is open to anyone who would like to join in. You can find all the details at the link in the post. He posts the words on Monday and keeps it open all week long.

      Thanks for visiting. Blessings to you!

    1. Thank you for your encouragement, Michele. Yes, it may take a little longer but spring will come to Maine, too. 🙂 I used to live in NH, so I’m familiar with the long winters.

      Blessings to you!xo

  1. These are such beautiful wildflowers that you have growing in your area, Gayl! I love all of your Haiku, but the last one is my favorite, probably because I love the dogwood flower so much. Thank you for reminding me of the symbolism passed down with it; I think it’s so fascinating to study the meaning of flowers. Thank you for sharing your springtime blooms and poetry! Blessings, Love and Hugs, dear Poet/Sister/Friend! xoxo

    1. Thank you, Bettie! Yes, there really are a lot of wildflowers and some are so easy to miss. It’s only when I take a walk jaround the property that I really notice them. I just learned that about the dogwood last year when I was doing the A to Z Challenge in April. Most of my posts were about unusual animals, but one was about the dogwood.

      Thanks for visiting, Bettie, and for your continued encouragement. You’re a blessing to me. May you have a blessed day and rest of the week.

      Love and hugs right back to you, dear poet/sister/friend! xoxo

  2. Gail, I love your poems. I absolutely love wildflowers and so I very much enjoyed seeing your pictures. The passion flower is exquisite! They grow at my house, too! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much, Leslie! I love wildflowers, too, and I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures. 🙂 Yes, when I first saw the passion flower, I didn’t know what it was, but I thought it was beautiful!

      Blessings to you and thanks for visiting!

    1. Hi Ifeoma!
      Hope you are well! There really are so many beautiful things God has made for us to enjoy. 🙂
      I’m doing well and I hope to join you for the study. I will be out of town for the first week but I may still be able to join in.

      Blessings to you dear Ifeoma! xo

  3. Gayl, you have managed to write each haiku in a way that perfectly depicts the flower you are describing. Lovely images and words! How blessed you are to have such beauty in close vicinity. We have a neighbour who usually has passion flowers trailing over her fence, and I try to capture them on camera if I can. Their beauty always sings out to me. It was intriguing to read about the significance of each wildflower. Thank you for adding that extra bit of interesting information. Spring really has sprung for you, dear friend, and we are the delighted recipients of your captures here! Blessings, love and hugs to you. xoxo

    1. Thank you, Joy. You always manage to encourage me with your comments. I’m glad you enjoyed the haiku and pictures.

      We are blessed to have so much beauty around us, and I don’t take advantage of it as often as I should. It always relaxes me when I do take time to walk around outdoors and notice the beauty.

      Blessings to you, dear Joy! xoxo

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