Spring journal

18 Mar

Spring has sprung and every day something new pops!  My camera has been busy. I take photos on our morning walks and often write briefly about what I’ve seen later as a sort of nature diary. Today, three recent entries…


Forsythia – Photo © 2016 by V. Nesdoly


Hyacinths – Photo © 2016 by V. Nesdoly

Winter / Spring

Winter’s grudge farewell
via two-faced Rain
(under grey nourishes change)

Spring’s hallelujah
Forsythia bursts golden
Hyacinths sweeten the air.

–  (Sedoka) March 9, 2016


Fallen trees after a recent wind storm – Photo © 2016 by V. Nesdoly


Catkins – Photo © 2016 by V. Nesdoly

March gales do Spring’s inspections.
Not all that blooms is assured a future.
Catkin-laden branches
perish in their prime.

–  March 15, 2016


Clematis armandi – or Evergreen Clematis – Photo © 2016 by V. Nesdoly

White blooms
cover arbor
Clematis armandii
Spring’s preposterous happiness–
her star!

– (Cinquain) March 15, 2016

(Thanks to gardener Robin, my niece who helped me identify this one)
(Poems © 2016 by Violet Nesdoly – All rights reserved).

Poetry Friday LogoThis post is linked to Poetry Friday where Robyn Hood Black is our host today. Drop by Robyn’s blog  Life at the Deckle Edge for links to this Friday’s roundup of poems for the young and young at heart.


Posted by on March 18, 2016 in Cinquain, Nature, Poetry Friday


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9 responses to “Spring journal

  1. Cathy M

    March 18, 2016 at 6:44 am

    This stop was surely a delight. I’m not sure which I enjoyed more, the poetry or the photography. Those pictures are amazing! What are you using to take your photos? I’m guessing it isn’t your phone. Like you, I’m singing since spring said hello….and I’m okay with winter’s “grudge farewell.” It is time.



  2. Robyn Hood Black

    March 18, 2016 at 8:17 am

    What a wonderful poetic garden tour, Violet! Thank you. You’ve captured the gifts and the wrath of tumultuous spring weather. (I just love saying “Forsythia,” don’t you?)


    • Violet Nesdoly

      March 18, 2016 at 9:12 am

      Thank you, Robyn, and thanks for hosting. Yes, forsythia is a delicious spring word… and a happy sight!


  3. cvarsalona

    March 18, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Violet, the fluctuations of this season are captured by your in glorious photos. I love this photo journal.


  4. Linda Baie

    March 18, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    I know the bulbs set the early tone, but catkins are still a favorite to see when I really know it’s spring at last. Sorry for the windy wreck of those, but still love the picture. The clematis is so gorgeous too, those stars are in my past, too. I love that “winter’s grudge farewell”, Violet. Thanks for taking us on a walk with you.


  5. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes

    March 19, 2016 at 6:10 am

    Always with your eyes open, your camera and pencil at the ready. Thank you for the spring tour, Violet!


  6. maryleehahn

    March 19, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Thanks for taking us along on your nature walks!


  7. Brenda Davis Harsham

    March 19, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    What a wonderful nature walk. You must live in a beautiful place.



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