hope is eternal


quiet stones by pond

ornamental trees blossom

bird chirps inside bush

remember neighbor who’s gone

…resurrected to new life!


While on vacation (visiting a Japanese garden in Hermann Park, Houston), we learn of a neighbor, Loren Meyer’s, sudden passing…

swan song on frozen pond

Carpe Diem‘s Japanese Poetry in the Lowlands features Ria Giskes


trumpet arrival

first blizzard’s winter whiteout

loud rushing of wings

cygnet-ure snow of season

feathers settle after storm


Swans - Swan Pictures and more on swans

photo credit: CDHK

pond(ering) pageantry

Painters and poets learn by “copying” (imitating style of) the masters!


mandarin duck –
rain falls silently
from an oak

© Yosa Buson (1716-1783)

mandarin ducks glide

silent in feathered beauty

watercolor  rain

c) lynn__


Photo / inspiration from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai