Posts tagged ‘garden’

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Independent Coconut tree Grows In its own direction * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

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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 * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE…

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First morning duty Barefoot Sweeping All 187 Stepping stones That Form Winding Pathways Throughout Zen Tropical garden * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More…

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Gravel path Lizard Gingerly Maneuvered Around Snake Catching Summer Rays * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

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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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Always Alone Sitting on garden swing While Delicate White Frangipani Flowerss Fall around her * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

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Worn hands Holding onto shovel Stuck into ground Gardener needs rest * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

Haiku #250

Tree Frog sits waits Camouflaged on travelers palm Nibbling all–night * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

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  Summer Heat Rain Cutting Bamboo Endless Supply Building material From Tropical garden    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

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Heavy summer rain Backyard Under Veranda Smoking pipe filled with cherry chocolate tobacco Drinking Dr Pepper & coconut rum Feet soaking in warm water & Epson…

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Climbing Top of fig leaf Lizard Looks around Resembling King Tropical garden  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  Immersed in tropical garden habitat Wearing my straw hat Slowly Spreading Fertilizer around plants While light summer rain falls * Find More Poetry HERE BACK…

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Last hurricane Avocado tree Broken Halfway point Slowly Strangled By Aggressive Unforgiving Vines   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018  

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Midsummer Hot Afternoon Tropical Garden Nothing moves All hiding in shade Except lone crow Loudly Complaining Water trays dry  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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Just before sunset Swinging Slowly Back and Forth On Cedar Wood Swing Sipping Chamomile tea  bit of honey Observing Birds’ last feeding Soon I go to…

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Dwarf Buddha Belly Bamboo Grows  Slow Unique texture Canvas that is homegrown    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

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Weathered Terracotta pot Half full of rainwater Miniature birdbath Frogs splash Mosquito eggs hatch    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright©…

Haiku #249

Ants find comfy home Inside folds of staghorn fern Stuck on sea grape tree  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

Haiku #246

Rusting metal chair Covered with vines not alone Far corner garden    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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Painting stepping stone walkway blue Looks brand new Cat walks across Leaving paw prints Giving me more work to do  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

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Trimming Leggy Hibiscus tree Two black butterflies Fluttering Between Red Flowers, green leaves and me    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

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Late afternoon Large Green Iguana Crawling Across Polished Japanese black stones Stops Sniffs Dead frog’s bones Again starts moving its feet Looking for plant treats Climbs…

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Shaved head Bellyful Holding his cane The garden stone Buddha Laughing Though rain and sun Always having fun  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

Haiku # 245

Droplets of rain fall Beam of sunlight cuts through shade Eastside of garden    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

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Summer afternoon heavy rainstorm stopped Barefoot throughout garden I walked Earth provides security for me Decided to rest and have a seat Wood bench Metal wash…

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Shredded wood mulch Spread Between Around Stone walkway Pink Plumeria flowers Fall Gently Decorate    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright©…

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Expanding web Obstructing main garden pathway I sit down Observe Spider Accumulate prime real estate    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

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I have a new friend Oversized Lizard Two white paint spots on gray skin Last couple of weeks Follows me around garden    * Find More…

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cold orange placed on cutting board sliced into perfect wedges slowly placing each piece into my mouth sucking out the sweet juice      * Find…

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Sure, I enjoy flowers, sunshine, and the ocean breeze, but now I also look down to appreciate the beauty of the weeds.    * Find More…

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Just before nightfall Birds stop by to feed Squirrels settle in the trees Raccoons soon leave shack roof to eat Tree frog stuck on metal shed…

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Older Move slower Weeds Grow Between stepping stones No perfection Sit Listen to bamboo Relaxation    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

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Tall cactus Small pot Windy days Falls down to the ground Years together Intuition Whispers “Do not move cactus to larger container”    * Find More…

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Open garden gate  First light Rabbit Enjoys Tasty Heist    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018…

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Windy dusty day Garden hit by wrecking ball Cleanup Cherish more tomorrow    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

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All morning Collecting Piles of leaves Go to sleep Under Palm tree Afternoon Rainstorm Leaves Scatter As they please   Find More Poetry HERE * BACK…

Haiku #237

Abandoned snail shell Bird picks at last tomato Two weeks dry sky         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

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Once a month Diligently Hauling Buckets Black oil sunflower seeds Up Down Tall Ladder Restocking Multiple Bird feeders Stingy  Squirrels         Copyright© Edge of…

Haiku #229

Lizard stretches tongue  Coconut floats in koi pond Noisy Green Parrots         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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  Lessons from the tropical garden! A decade ago I dug a hole Placed the young plant into the soil Nature Provided Sunshine and rain Alcantarea…

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  Lessons from the tropical garden! Marching Consistently Gaining Territory Bromeliads Decompose Negativity         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #228

Thunder faraway Lanterns along stone pathway Bamboo starts to play         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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Cutting Basil Chives Cilantro Rosemary Picking Peppers Tomatoes Cucumbers Pole Beans Pulling Radishes Scallions Carrots Beets Dirt Water Love Seeds Provides most of the food we need.…

Haiku #214

  Rain stopped garden walk Pampered plants humid air Colors pop everywhere Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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  I put my thumb up and caught a ride on top of a dragonfly. Holding tight We flew around the sky. Zipping Hovering Swooping Finally…

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Torn Dirty Clothes Soaked in sweat Red Face Smiling Fifty-two Feeling like thirty-two She comes charging into the shack, after a couple hours of chopping and…

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  Truckload Mushroom dirt Dumped Front yard Shoveling Loading Hauling Wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow load To the backyard Replenishing Garden soil Under Hot South Florida Sun Back…

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Evening delivery! Brown box stuffed with packets of vegetable seeds left at front door. My heart goes flicker flicker while I fall asleep and dream of…

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It is  cooler than normal on this May Southeast Florida morning. I’m on my knees, running my fingers thru the dirt. My hands are dirty and…

Haiku #202

  Carambola Tree Constantly making a mess Fruit is delicious   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku # 194

  Closing front gate Daylight gone tools in the shed Spiritually well-fed   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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  Pile of logs rots away Mushrooms grow among decay New vines replace old Resentment feeds on the mold

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  I used to be a dandy Swapped My fine threads For A straw hat Corn pipe And Dungarees The Hermit gardener’s life is for me…

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  Digging holes Planting Mulching Watering Coconut trees Natural endorphin release This is all I need   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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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   Back to HOME…

Haiku #120

  Laying in hammock Smoking pipe drinking beer Watching bananas grow   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #119

  Humble on my knees Casually pulling weeds My garden comforts me   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Nature Photography Heliconia

Unquestionably one of Gods most beautiful creations.  The Heliconia Rostrata plant usually looks very frail and dry.  Out of nowhere, a flower pops out and hangs suspended…