making memories

grandchildren’s weekend

visit foreign candy store

summertime sweetness

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see lit jar lantern

granddaughter catches fireflies

flashes in twilight

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water park zipline

grandson glides off high platform

makes big splash in pool

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baby grasshoppers

hop wildly around our feet

wait till they grow up!

bright idea

 

breezy
october fun
expedition to patch
grandchildren hunt for perfect pick
PUMPKIN!
take orange globe home to carve it
light a candle inside
jack-o-lantern
big smiles

 

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Colleen Chesebro’s challenge to write a butterfly cinquain with one color word in it.  A butterfly cinquain is 9 lines of 2-4-6-8-2-8-6-4-2 syllables.

provision of comfort

profuse blooms of purple mum
colorful confetti of fallen leaves

frisky hop of harvesting squirrel
quick flash of tattletale blue jay

graceful swish of favorite skirt
soft whiteness of furry cardigan

moist texture of rhubarb cake
full cup of chai almond milk tea

delightful giggles of grandchild
sweet smile of namesake baby

real conversation of true friend
warm touch of faithful partner

prayer bond of blood brothers
joyful worship of Jesus people

photo by lynn


weathered pastels

Kristjaan at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai inspires “springtime haibun” challenge…

Two years ago we invited our five grandchildren and their parents for Easter dinner after Resurrection Sunday worship. We already enjoyed warmer spring temperatures and tulip bulbs sprouted in the garden. A delicious meal was planned featuring honeyed ham with favorite side dishes. The mothers laid out their children’s best clothes with frills and bowties in anticipation of the next day’s celebration.

During the night, it snowed a wet blanket on the greening lawn and dirt farmyard. Plans for our first annual Easter egg hunt had to modified over the protests of the children, who were soothed by the fruity taste of jellybeans. The rabbit tracks across the waiting garden disappeared with the melting snow. New life persists and now nine grandkids are budding on the branches of our family tree.

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photo by lynn

 

wet snow on easter

spring’s resurrection muddied

hide the eggs indoors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Later the same year, our weathered, fifty-year-old kitchen cupboards were re-done (resurrected) in “espresso” with distressed brass hardware  🙂

kazahana (snowflakes)

photo credit:  www.livescience.comig35_snowflakes_04_02

 

winter’s secret joy

expecting new grandchildren

love’s art develops

 

every snowflake is unique

each design original

 


Linking with other haiku poets at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai today.