Category Archives: Haiku

Autumn’s Memory Fades

I was inspired by Jodi at The Creative Life In Between to create this haiku for today.

Bare branches reaching,

Outstretched arms towards the sun,

Autumn’s memory fades…

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Days become shorter,

Frosty fingers leave their mark,

Freezing seed heads droop.

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Colors change from gold,

Paperlike flowers pressed,

Winter’s icy breath.

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Wishing you a Sunny Sunday, friends! 

Cheers!  🙂

The Pumpkin Patch

It has been several years since I have carved a pumpkin.  I decided this was the year!  🙂

So my hubby and I took a trip to Green Bluff that has over 56 local farms and orchards.  I was amazed by all the activities for children and how many people were out on a cool, cloudy Fall day to enjoy the Harvest Festival.

I enjoyed taking a few photos and creating this haiku to share with you.

Pumpkins…

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Gourds…

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And squash:

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Autumn’s bountiful display:

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One pumpkin to carve.

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Tomorrow I will carve my pumpkin!  YAY!

Cheers Friends!  🙂

Terrific Trees

I was experimenting yesterday with different art mediums to create these trees:

I masked off the background with masking tape and then used salt over Dr. Ph Martin’s India ink.  I also used Pan Pastels on them.

Not all my experiments turned out.  Like the above one on the left where I used glass bead gel and India ink.  It didn’t want to dry.  But I still kind of like it.

The one next to it, I used matte medium, masked it off and used watercolor then salt.  And finished it with the pan pastels after I rubbed off the salt.  I like its softer feel.

Speaking of trees, I am amazed how much my Red Maple tree has changed color since I posted a photo of it here, last Sunday:

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Red Maple a blaze,

Dazzling like a sunset

Fall’s color display.

Wishing you a Sunny Sunday, Friends!  🙂

A Summer Fruit Haiku

I’m home from my vacation at the lake… It’s been a little difficult getting back into the swing of things after almost 2 weeks off so I’m posting late today.

Here is a page I did in my art journal:

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The paper at the bottom is from a Gelli print on deli paper that I did at the lake.

In August, the local small farms near my home sell fresh vine-ripened peaches, nectarines, apricots and other produce.  I think it is my favorite “fruit” month!

Happy Creating!  🙂

Flower Showers

Crabapple blossoms

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Softly fall in showers of pink

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Like a bride’s bouquet…

Wishing you a Sunny Sunday!  🙂

Lavender Lilacs

Spring arrived and went straight to summer I think…  We have had temperatures in the high 70’s for the last 2 weeks so my lilacs are blooming about 2 weeks early.

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I just love the sweet scent of lilacs, how about you?

I created an abstract watercolor of my lilacs and then added some collage paper:

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I finished it by adding a few color pencils:

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Sweet perfume blossoms – In soft shades of lavender – Delight my senses…

Wishing you a sunny Sunday!  🙂

Spring Arrives

Spring has arrived early in the Pacific Northwest with unusually warm temperatures!  I took this photo of my Flowering Plum tree yesterday and created a haiku for you:

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Delicate pink blooms

Dance in a brilliant blue sky

Spring arrives early.

Enjoy your day!  🙂

Sunsets and Storm Clouds

I marvel at each sunset I see – such beauty!

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I took these photos at the lake this weekend.  It was a bit stormy.

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I wrote two Haiku’s to share with you.

Sun setting color                                                                                                                   God’s Masterpiece unveiled                                                                                        Takes my breath away.

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You can see the storm clouds forming above the trees.

Sky grows dark rumbling                                                                                           Clouds boil on the horizon                                                                                   Exploding rain falls.

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We really needed the rain as it has been a dry Spring.  Luckily, it rained mainly at night so we could enjoy the fresh mountain air during the day.  🙂

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”  – Vivian Greene

May you take the time to enjoy a sunset this week!  🙂