Posts from the ‘Tropical Garden Stories’ category

All The Same

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Alan Watts In My Own Way An Autobiography    “In the scene of spring there is…

Zen | Just Happens

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Complete Book Of Zen By: Wong Kiew Kit   “You yourself have probably had many…

Stapeliads | Garden Stories

  3D Visual Effects Supervisor and Photographer Martin Heigan is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the ‘Stapeliads’ series.  To see Martin’s body…

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  moss clings to Buddha statue cowbell rings finches congregate to eat days pass seasons do not last small changes peaceful exchanges garden provides refuge from…

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  relaxing in hammock smoking pipe drinking beer watching bananas grow   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  warm mid-morning Iguana getting suntan on backyard stepping-stone   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you, please…

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  spring blooming frenzy bromeliad flower spikes stand at attention   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you,…

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  hot weather is here daily afternoon rainstorms bamboo on steroids   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  midnight bandits raccoons having koi dinner sashimi by the pond   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  loudmouthed old blue jay cold hungry eyeballs empty seed tray   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  humble on my knees casually pulling weeds  garden comforts me   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  spider crawling on wall rain stopped bananas will grow tall rooster calls   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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  my boots gently placed on stoop  garden duties done time to watch moss grow   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry…

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    small shack tin roof heavy  rainstorm I will sleep good tonight   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

Gently Decaying

  Photographer and Educator Maja Strgar Kurecic is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this fine art photography.  From the ‘FLOATING GARDEN’ series.  To see…

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  fried potatoes onions peppers a couple of eggs topped with vine-ripe tomatoes fresh squeezed orange juice my land provides breakfast I enjoy while sitting under…

Haiku #263

    Gentle butterflies Haphazardly surf the breeze Every moment free     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

Still Life Photography

  Photographer Mary Jo Hoffman is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this still life photography.  From the ‘Night’ series.  To see Mary Jo’s body…

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    7 chickens vegetable garden banana mango papaya trees tough times smiles in the household we are well-fed   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020…

Flowers & Weeds

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Way Of Zen By Alan Watts   “The flowers depart when we hate to lose…

Succulents | Garden Stories

  3D Visual Effects Supervisor and Photographer Martin Heigan is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the ‘Succulents’ series.  To see Martin’s body…

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  powerful rain the gutter working hard  fertilized heliconias today tomorrow explosive  growth I will sleep well tonight         Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  coconut tree succumbs to hurricane winds I watch slow motion fall life taken no one’s fault     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020  …

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  on my knees  clawing into the earth looking at my dirty hands heart soul working the land   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020  …

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  cool day I sit in the sun watching butterflies play     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

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    long time pulled weeds tossed seeds garden  no longer provides same same joy to me Missus  came over  picked up my shovel and rake…

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  reaching on her tippy-toes she became agitated realizing contentment cannot be picked from a tree       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020  …

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  cactus sits still slowly grows non-aggressive yet defensive protecting the home     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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  cooler tonight frogs quiet garden lantern flickers clouds  play hide-and-seek with moon first crop tomatoes soon       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

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  almost every morning for just a couple of moments I smile at garden laughing Buddha statue then walk away ready & happy to start my…

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  shoveling gravel into wheelbarrow hauling dumping spreading raking creating foundation for Zen dry garden   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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  Old man palm grows slow Butterflies float high and low Bamboo knows only speed Blue Jay feasts on black oil sunflower seeds   Copyright© Edge…

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  gigantic straw hat shredded tank top dirty cargo shorts ancient boots no need for a suit alone hauling rocks trimming trees pulling weeds working for…

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  rainbow bounces off spider web pink plumeria flowers fall create colorful bed lizard lounging under morning sun defensively moving his head   Copyright© Edge of…

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  searching for answers I step on a fire ant mound I’m the intruder everyone protects their home   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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  heavy rain storm birds looking for place to hide squirrels not far behind bamboo dancing in the wind happy shack roof not leaking again  …

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another coconut falls I’m watching birds sip water from hanging trays my tired bones feel better on cushy rocking chair hours pass I have no cares…

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  carrying a load floating on a cloud What is the difference? blue jay calls me another leaf falls from tree     Copyright© Edge of…

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Sitting Sun cooking my back I Observe Powdery blue Chungii bamboo grow another inch or two   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my…

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rusty chipped shovel we work together sunshine rain  keep digging is our mantra hopefully  partners forever       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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  today brown box arrived so many packs of seeds fresh vegetables Fall Winter Spring from my tropical garden   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

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  late afternoon garden walk visiting friends who do not talk colors for my enjoyment never disappointment     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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  Year after year Designing hauling digging Section after section The Hermit Poet Painstakingly Created his dream garden   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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  Three Soft knocks on my front door I open to find a lady who stood in front of me and said: “I have heard from…

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  large fig leaf falls on stone patio interrupting quiet  night   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you,…

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strong wind hanging vine swings caterpillar clings bird bath dry algae begins to die   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped…

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Birds coming to eat Feeders full of seeds Fresh water in trays Goldfinches  Cardinals Blue Jays I watch an aerial ballet   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  Wiping sleep from eyes Early morning went outside Picked oranges from tree Came in squeezed fresh juice for me Blessed with natures luxuries   Copyright©…

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Slowly sweeping leaves Squirrels playing in the trees Citrus fruit to eat Wind chimes blowing with the breeze Colorful birds eating seeds   Copyright© Edge of…

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  Morning Spread tar on shack roof Afternoon Pull weeds Watch herb garden grow Nighttime Shish Kebabs on barbecue Frogs provide entertainment   Copyright© Edge of…

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  Months go by Water to shack goes………. Drip Drip Drip Not sure why??? Water bills Same Same Finally Missis Complains “Four minutes to fill pasta…

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Garden tomatoes Topped With Basil Blue cheese Balsamic vinegar Baked garlic bread Ice cold beer Simple pleasures I hold dear    Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  I’m a crazy lazy timeworn man. The game no longer has meaning for me. I sit on a warm bench watching carambolas rot on the…

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Dim light Rats feast on birdseed tonight Alone I walk on black polished stones Rodent smell Coconut falls Thunder Far Away Tree frog Follows me Wants…

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Hand-picked tomatoes Grown with love for table Topping fresh salads Mixed in pasta with scallops Homemade sauce fit for a palace   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Artist Exposé | Scanography

  Photographer Dorothea Garbisch is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the ‘Scanografie’ series.  To see Dorothea’s body of work, click on…

Haiku #261

Moist summer evening Poignant angel’s trumpets scent Bees hide inside hive   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you,…

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digging holes plants  gently placed in soil dirty hands simplicity laboring on my piece of land   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my…

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Swinging in hammock morsels of sleep between light rain heat mosquitoes pestering me   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained…

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  Careful Early morning garden walk Quickly Takes the place of Chasing Things   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or…

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While on my knees, cutting herbs for tonight’s soup, I stop and observe a snail with determination, marching across a giant elephant ear leaf.   Copyright©…

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Window Shaker Outside Drain hole Drip Drip Drip Frogs Visit Enjoy Sips   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained…

Fading

  Photographer Vicki Reed is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the ‘Ghost Garden’ series.  To see Vicki’s body of work,…

Root Bound

  Artist Francis Baker is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘Everyday Garden’.  To see Francis’s body of work,…

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Garden Wood chair Again Requires Repair We Collaborated On Numerous Poems Together Hopefully  Our Relationship Lasts Forever   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If…

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Dry coconut frond falls Cardinal Takes Quick Sips From Water Tray Squirrel resting in shade Koi slowly move in pond Turtles lazy Massive procreation this year…

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windy days ficus leaves fall on stone patio sweep sweep come back sweep some more   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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  The hermit spends a part of each day quietly working in his garden. Digging, weeding, planting, trimming, mulching, and watering. These are all gardening chores…

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  During a full moon, with garden lanterns, on a cool night, I’m sitting with a cup of hot chocolate, while watching the bamboo in the…

My Zen Tropical Garden

It was a heavy summertime nighttime rain. Thunder and lightning provided a sound and light show that was free of charge. After the rain stopped, I…

Just Be

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source:   Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768) “Everyone is born a Buddha. Why start seeking and trying to become one?…

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Lizard hanging upside down Turtle marching on the ground Cardinal sips from water fountain Coconut falls For just a second Everyone anxiously looks around   Copyright©…

Haiku #260

Delicate blossoms Casually fall in pond Beauty- koi do not care   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019         Thought-provoking T-Shirts by Edge…

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Chop down bamboo Constructing new gate Garden Watermelons Ready to eat I sit and take break Soon Dozens of pesky flies Sneak Bites Communicate To their…

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Rainy season I’m top of a ladder Tube of caulk Filling crack gutter Looking down and around 100’s Of Wet Bromeliads Display Kaleidoscope Jungle Colors  …

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    It is early morning. The sun has not even started to poke thru the thin layer of fog. The weather is cool, but not…

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  lounging in hammock small irritating bird “peep, peep, peep” ripe papayas hang from tree my stomach complaining “give me a treat” I’m trying to fall…

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purchased in 1991 sitting under blistering sun terracotta pot survived tropical storms hurricanes deteriorating bit by bit sinking into the earth |   eBook | Travels…

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  1st light morning pickings searching finding filling basket with cucumbers lettuce peppers scallions ripe tomatoes   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019     |…