Fleeting Flowers

They are blooming now, the cherry blossoms. I see them on FaceBook and Istagram. I know they are across the river in city parks, and up the road six or seven miles in the neighborhood where I used to live.

But here in COVID times, I do not find myself across the river or up the road much. Not to worry, though. In my own back yard, however briefly they can withstand the March rains and wind, my flowering quince regale me with their fleeting blossoms.

Don’t blink! They fade fast.

yesterday’s blossoms become

today’s confetti


dVerse haibun Monday: cherry blossoms

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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19 Responses to Fleeting Flowers

  1. K.Hartless says:

    I like the backyard confetti image you create a private celebration of sorts.

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  2. Thank you – I am a big haibun fan!

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  3. robtkistner says:

    I enjoyed this Maggie… 🙂

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  4. Beverly Crawford says:

    How true that yesterday’s blossoms become today’s confetti. I wish the blossoms of Spring on trees could last longer. They’re gone all too soon! Glad you have your back yard beauty!

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  5. msjadeli says:

    A very well-constructed haibun. Those quince blossoms in your photo are exquisite!

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  6. Gillena Cox says:

    Luv the confetti image.
    Have a nice week

    much love…

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  7. Ingrid says:

    I’m pleased you have your own beautiful blossoms to console you in these covid times!

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  8. I know the feeling way… all the cherry galore is somewhere where we still can’t go… but there will always be bloom.

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  9. Love the backyard confetti. I have never had a quince.

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