In last Tuesday’s memoir post I wrote about the birth of our first child, Sara. This past week I spent some time at her place, Edgewild Community Farm, to help out while two of her kids were sick. There was plenty of time to get outside. I walked and looked for beauty to photograph, and I found so much. Treasures are all around if we can remember to slow our pace and look for them.
[bctt tweet=”From a swing in the woods to puppies to flowers, bridge and stream, sunshine and opening gates – I found treasures of beauty and peace.” username=”GaylWright”]
Flowers and Streams
Wild daisies are some of the best treasures found growing all over the farm. As you can see, this photo inspired a haiku.
This stream flows through the property and across the driveway. The old bridge was washed out, but you can see a part of the new one that will soon be ready .
Out of all the photos I chose two more to use as prompts for writing haiku. One is about the sunshine and the other an open gate in a field of flowers. I hope you enjoy them, and maybe you’ll be inspired to write one of your own.
Treasures on the Farm
Sun high in the sky
An orb of bright light shining
Through the well dressed trees
Daisies lift their heads
Yellow dots with fringe of white
Graceful, wild and free
An opening gate that calls
Come through and explore
[bctt tweet=”I hope you enjoyed this mini tour around Sara’s farm. Might it inspire you to take a walk of your own? ” username=”GaylWright”]
Maybe you’d like to respond by writing a haiku. Or maybe you have another way of expressing your thoughts and reactions. I’d love to hear from you!
Psalm 66:3-4 (NLT)
3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
Your enemies cringe before your mighty power.
4 Everything on earth will worship you;
they will sing your praises,
shouting your name in glorious songs.” Interlude