Posts tagged ‘gardening’

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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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  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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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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  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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  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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  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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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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  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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  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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  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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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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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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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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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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Always Alone Sitting on garden swing While Delicate White Frangipani Flowerss Fall around her *  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright©…

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Worn hands Holding onto shovel Stuck into ground Gardener needs rest  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Tree Frog sits waits Camouflaged on travelers palm Nibbling all–night  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018</p

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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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  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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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©…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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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…

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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 Humanity…

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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

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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.…

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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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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…

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  Silky First light A snake Lounging On a stepping stone Catching some rays Squirrels Practicing Acrobatics In the coconut trees Birds Stop At the feeders…

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  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