Spring Harvest

As my native habitat garden takes shape, I’ve been drawn to it almost daily. In the wet fall I checked for problematic standing water at the base of the young crabapple tree and marveled at the resilience of rain-battered kinnikinnick. In winter I fretted over snow-covered Oregon grape and ice-encased flowering currant.

As spring unfolded, I searched bare twigs for the slightest hint of green, watched tiny sprigs rise from the ground and swell into verdant foliage; and now – finally – flowers are maturing, bugs are pollinating and wild strawberries are sending out runners to claim yet more ground.  

I always considered autumn to be my favorite season with its crisp rain-filtered air, crunchy carpets of fallen leaves and trees dressed in flame-inspired palettes. Now, I believe my favorite season is whichever currently holds sway over my everchanging garden.

lupines point skyward

blooming flower moon beckons

who will eclipse whom?


For dVerse poets Haibun Monday: flower moon.



kinnikinnick
Oregon grape
red flowering currant
wild strawberries
large leaved lupine

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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4 Responses to Spring Harvest

  1. Beautiful words, images and sentiment: “my favorite season is whichever currently holds sway”

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  2. An elegant, personal, and beautiful write!

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