Dramatic Pruning from #Nebari Bonsai

Spring pruning of a Satsuki azalea, ‘Kinsai’

Brian VFazalea, Uncategorized June 12, 2021 1 Minute

This year’s blooming was spectacular. The blooms covered the entire tree, they were a deep red, and due to selective pruning over the last few years, only a few flowers of the “mother variety”. Here is the show.

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Another amazing Episode from the Delta Pearl!

Teagan’s Books

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Composite image by Teagan R. Geneviene, sourced via PixabayComposite image by Teagan R. Geneviene, sourced via Pixabay

Welcome, my chuckaboos. I hope everyone is safe and well.  The Delta Pearl is almost ready to come into dock.  It’s been a complex story, stretching over many months.  For quite some time, I’ve only been able to offer extra-short episodes.  Happily this one is a normal serial-sized length. 

I’m about to unearth some details from the past, as I tie-off the many threads of this story.  If you didn’t see the recap last weekend, it might be helpful to you.  Use the “Delta Pearl” category on the right margin as a shortcut to all the chapters.

Previously

Clockwork creatures continued to emerge from corners and hidden crannies.  A silver swan, a citrine bumble bee, and a sapphire bluebird flew to perch on Cécile’s outstretched arms.  A moonstone monkey, a rainbow fluorite rabbit, a small rose quartz…

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#MLMM ~ Photo Challenge 369 ~ #Poetry

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie

Photo by Francesco Ungaro on Pexels.com

I had fallen into a strange rabbit hole
It is dark blue and very wet, fish surround me
Someone has plunged a staircase into the water
It is rusty, making the water around it look pink
Inviting me to step on, come on up
Should I, shouldn’t I, bang around in my head
What is up there?
Is it safe, should I turn back the way I came?
I was swimming with friends, they should be somewhere
I am too close to the stairs; I touch the bottom tread.
I hear the muffled sound of voices
“I wonder where she has gone
One minute she was behind us,
the next gone like a puff of smoke.
Are they talking about me?
Forgetting, I am under water, I shout “I’m here.”
The water would not let me ascend the stairs
I could see my skin changing colour
I am turning a beautiful shade of blue
Not scales exactly. I no longer need my oxygen mask
I open my eyes on the beach
“She’s back!” Jack’s voice
“Massive bump on her head, but she’s back!”
Part of me felt sad, for I was looking forward
to being a mermaid…

© Anita Dawes 2021

#Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge

It’s the second week of the month! Are you ready to choose some syllables to use in your poetry? Gwen Plano from last month’s challenge picked your two words:

“Dawn & Twilight

#Tanka Tuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 229, #SynonymsOnly

First,
Before
Day broke man
Made the morning
Sunset on its own
Half light brought out the wolves
Evening where lovers kiss
Night declines, yet more is needed
Unfold the morning, do all again
Soft afterglow warms the cockles of my heart…

© Anita Dawes 2021

Fandango’s #Flash Fiction Challenge #Poetry

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #121

The photo Is from Reddit.

These beautiful whale sharks are my
favourite creatures in the ocean, bar none
I am 75, and before I leave this earth,
I will swim with them
Whenever I see them on TV
They look as though they are made of velvet,
another of my favourite things, soft, sensual
I hope to cross this off my bucket list soon
I will say no more, or I will go on for days
About their gentle beauty…

© Anita Dawes 2021

#WhatDoYouSee #KeepItAlive #WDYS #Poetry

What do you see # 85 – June 7th, 2021

Image credit; Iqbal Nuril @ Pixabay

For the visually challenged reader, the photo shows a small kitten looking inquisitively, from under a table.

I can see shadows in the distance
When will she come,
the one who is meant to be my mum?
My brothers and sisters have found their forever home
I will be good, I won’t pee in corners
I won’t scratch the furniture
I will sit on your lap when you need the company
I promise not to stray, to visit other homes
I will not bring in birds or mice to frighten you
I will be the very best version of me
If only you will come
Maybe tomorrow, yes, I think you will
Come and find me tomorrow…

© Anita Dawes 2021

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt #Meadows #Poetry

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Meadows – June 3, 2021

This kind of meadow is not something
I get to see very often anymore
Having walked through many in my younger days
They stay with me in dreams
I am young again, playing, making daisy chains
Racing each other to reach
the strawberry flavoured sherbet hills.
My earthly legs won’t run or skip these days
So, we meet in dreams, my friends and I
Forever young…

© Anita Dawes