Posts from the ‘Tropical Garden Stories’ category

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…

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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…

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  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©…

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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     |…

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Tired Injured Lost  Spider Crawling  Inside crack of walkway Fire ants mobilizing Nature  Does not pick favorites Gargantuan Lizard  Quickly moves in Snatches  Spider While Fire…

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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 World’s…

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Pick cucumbers Slice Mix with rice vinegar and salt Stimulate appetite Multiple course delights  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

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Fresh bird seeds fall sprout Sunshine and rain pull the chain Doves walk feed from ground  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

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Tall trees block sun Late afternoon shade controls day Price old garden pays  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

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3 a.m. Walk around garden I hear movement Cannot see anything They are out there That pungent animal smell  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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Wind blows Ficus leaves fall Completely cover ground I accept nature’s gift  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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Quickly With precision Cardinal Lands Feeds Leaves Seeking Refuge in trees  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Lost Injured Bee Crawls Along Pebbles & stepping stones Determined To find way home  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

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Dirty hands and knees Treasures inside of a box Assortment of seeds  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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drip drip drip slow motion days sweeping weeding pruning sun rises sun falls watching the moon soon time for bed  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

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Soft breeze falling leaves Spider constructs new web Dove lands on Buddha head  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

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Middle of October Hot Southeast Florida day Fresh squeezed orange juice Bananas from tree Swinging in hammock Butterflies drift around me  * Find More Poetry HERE  …

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Make the land work for me Building West side fence From Bamboo Coconut tree fronds Travelers Palm dried bracts  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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Squirrel Fell hard One meter from my feet I looked at him He at me Embarrassed Squirrel Scurried back up palm tree  * Find More Poetry HERE…

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The Hermit Poet’s newly designed coconut tree super-duper bird feeding station is in place. I’m ready for visitors from the cold North to stopover at my warm…

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Seeds Plants In the ground Mulch & love Spread all around First planting of season done Soon Homegrown Vegetables In Salads Wok Slow Cooker Oven  *…

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Cool breeze rain starts to fall Slumbering iguanas Do not seem to care  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

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Sunset Birds settle comfortably in nests  Squirrels nibble on last bits of corn Morning More caterpillars born  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

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Two visiting parrots Interrupt  Early morning silence  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

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Extreme hot weather over soon Will be planting Vegetable garden Fresh soups and salads   Note: South Florida, USA vegetable growing season is approximately October 10th-May…

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Independent Coconut tree Grows In its own direction  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

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Moss hangs low from ficus tree Slow grow No place to go * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

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Sound of garden gong Birds sing drink eat seeds fly by Silent butterflies  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

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  Drops summer rain Heliconia & gingers No longer thirsty  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

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Working the land Hands in dirt Clipping Raking Digging Cutting Planting Harvesting Spending as much time in garden as I can * Who is The Hermit…

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Bending down Pulling weeds Picking up Gigantic Sea grape tree leaves Natural Garden Exercise Relaxes Me  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

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First morning duty Barefoot Sweeping All 187 Stepping stones That Form Winding Pathways Throughout Zen Tropical garden  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

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Gravel path Lizard Gingerly Maneuvered Around Snake Catching Summer Rays  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

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Midday Digging holes Feel worn out Stop Chew on three chunks 100% cacao Rejuvenates Me Back Digging Planting Two Royal Palm trees * Who is The…

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I’m Under attack Summer rain Termite wings On Between Typewriter keys   * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…