Summer pickings

22 Jul

As we made plans for the summer, I knew our back-and-forths would make it hard for me to do much writing. So I decided to keep it simple and combine poetry-writing with my love of photography… a sort of haiga.

Here are three gardens I snapped in last little while (sadly none of them are mine).


Garden galaxy
Milky Way turned molten
June Calendula



Hollyhock—so cute
in flouncy summer sundress
of rose seersucker



Summer sky blossoms
celebration petals spark
a garden party


PF-2This post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Books 4 Learning.



Posted by on July 22, 2016 in Haiga, Nature, Poetry Friday


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13 responses to “Summer pickings

  1. haitiruth

    July 22, 2016 at 8:13 am

    I love your flowery offering this morning! Ruth,

    Liked by 1 person

    • Violet Nesdoly

      July 22, 2016 at 9:10 am

      Why, thank you, Ruth! As you can tell, I love photographing them… they’re beautiful and
      they stand still!


  2. Linda Baie

    July 22, 2016 at 9:41 am

    a favorite flower is the hollyhock. I remember making little dolls from those blooms. Love each one of your “garden musings”, Violet.

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  3. Irene Latham

    July 22, 2016 at 10:17 am

    What lovely summer pickings these are, Violet! I am forever photographing others’ gardens as well… sigh. I particularly love that flouncy seersucker. Thank you!

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  4. Alice Nine

    July 22, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Lovely… photos and words! I especially like your lines for hollyhocks “in flouncy summer sundress… of rose seersucker.” My grandmother’s yard was bordered by hollyhocks; I remember making princess dolls of them.

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  5. joyacey

    July 22, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Thank you for the photos and poems. WOW! You’ve brought back memories of making hollyhock dolls.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Tara Smith

    July 22, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    That hollyhock poem made me smile – I do love the exuberance of this flower so much1

    Liked by 1 person

  7. maryleehahn

    July 22, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    What a good idea to take your inspiration from flower photos!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Tabatha

    July 23, 2016 at 2:52 am

    Aren’t you lucky to have been spending time with these gorgeous gardens? You pinpointed vibrant, true descriptors for your flower scenes. I can see it!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Brenda Davis Harsham

    July 23, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Those are wonderful. I like them all.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Linda Mitchell

    July 23, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    simply lovely

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Heidi Mordhorst

    July 24, 2016 at 5:55 am

    Love all of them, especially the last photo and its fireworks!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Bridget Magee

    July 24, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Each one of these poems is beautiful and poignant. Love this one especially:
    “Hollyhock—so cute
    in flouncy summer sundress
    of rose seersucker”
    My mom made me seersucker sundresses when I was a girl – the epitome of summer. Thank you for reminding me of those dresses, Violet! =)

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