Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Bees in the vinca; haiku for National Poetry Month

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bees among the Vinca;
buzz, quiet... buzz, quiet... buzz...
children squabbling

...-Andromeda Jazmon

bee in vinca

The other day I was sitting in the backyard watching the bees buzzing around the garden. They love the sweet little Vinca flowers that are so full of nectar. In the background I could hear my kids playing with the neighbor kids. Moments of peaceful digging and driving toy trucks around, interspersed with moments of squabbling over who's turn it was to have the biggest or the brightest. The bees hovered anxiously over the flowers, looking for the best spot to land. Then a moment of bliss, when all is sunshine...

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7 comments:

Mary Lee said...

I have a new catchphrase for something that is stunning, amazing, eye-poppingly wonderful: not the bee's KNEES, but the bee's WINGS!!! WOW! That first bee picture is ... the bee's wings!!!

laurasalas said...

Andi, those photos! Stunning. That's what they are. And I love the moment infinitely buzzing in your haiku.

martha said...

what an amazing sister i have!!!
God bless you dear!!
Happy Resurrection Sunday!!!!

TinyReader said...

The sound of children squabbling = beautiful!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Andi--

I'm with Mary Lee and Laura--those photos are AMAZING!

You have got to publish a book of your photographs and haiku some day. I mean it!!!

Andromeda Jazmon said...

Thanks friends! I am thinking about doing a book of haiku & photos with blurb. Just haven't gotten my nerve up yet.

Martha - what a surprise to see you here! :) God Bless you too!

concretegodmother said...

holy crap! i am in awe of your photos, especially the first one! just...wow!