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. [bctt tweet=”I chose to write about flowers on our property.” username=”GaylWright”]
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
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 Dogwood
The dogwood blossom is very beautiful, and is a lovely sign of spring. [bctt tweet=”An interesting story of the dogwood blossom has been passed down through the years.” username=”GaylWright”]
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
[bctt tweet=”These are but a few evidences of the beauty of creation.” username=”GaylWright”] 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.