Monday Morning #Haiku 65 — Sunshine Flowers

Apricot Rose

~ Marigolds, roses ~
Flame coloured petals ablaze
Substitute for sun

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

19 thoughts on “Monday Morning #Haiku 65 — Sunshine Flowers”

    1. Finally the sky has cleared with less than two hours to sunset. There’s a biting cold wind, though. I’m wearing four layers indoors, no central heating allowed. Mister calls it “hardening up”, which is all very well for him with his extra layers of blubber!
      Thanks for your comment about the avatar, Andrea. That was taken on one of those proper May days on Saturday, rather than a May-posing-as-March day.

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  1. Oh Sarah, such a beautiful splash of colour on a grey, cold day. Had a little sun today. My roses are still in bud, so looking forward to their blooms 🙂 xxxx

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    1. Dearest Sherri, I am looking out of my window just now and can see a solitary shocking pink rose in bloom. It’s between my senna bush, which is covered in yellow flowers plus lots of visiting bees, and my ceanothus with bright blue flowers.
      It’s funny that Nature can “wear” a mix of colours that we probably wouldn’t get away with in our clothing! xxxx

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      1. Ahh Sarah, I am so sorry my replies are so darn late. So many protracted absences from blogging has me on the back foot once again. But I hope you got my email and all is well. What gorgeous colours you describe here, your garden sounds absolutely gorgeous. And this time of year is the best isn’t it? My roses are all in full bud, so I await with bated breath for their bloom. Nothing wears colour like Nature 🙂 xxxx


      2. I’m not having as much time for blogging as I would like, just now. Am very much neglecting people who I feel deserve more of my attention. And. yes, I did get your lovely email, soon to be replied to if that time-munching monster would go off and bother someone else. xxxx

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      3. That monster is still chomping away today, Sherri. I went to the doctor (a rare occurrence), following which I had to wait for a prescription, and then my morning was gone. After that, I read the leaflet that went with my meds and decided the possible side-effects were worse than the condition they were meant to be treating, so I rang up the homeopathic chemist in London, spoke to a pharmacist there, and she’s sending me something more acceptable. This is what the remedy is derived from — a moss that has been around for more than 2 million years, according to fossil records (not that my batch of pills will have come from fossilised moss!)

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      4. Oh Sarah, appointments eat into my day like nobody’s business and lately it seems to be one thing or another between my daughter and I, for one thing or another. It does amaze me how just one appointment in the morning eats into half the day so quickly, as you say. I do hope you are feeling better and yes, just reading about those side-effects can be crippling. My grandmother was a great advocate of homeopathy and she lived to be 94 in great health up until her last couple of years when she had the last of a spate of nasty falls off her trike and was unable to ride any longer (she never learnt to drive, she and her trike were a familiar sight for over 30 years in Chichester). I do hope you are feeling much better now. Fascinating about the moss, thanks for the interesting link 🙂
        Let’s hope we both get some peace if only that monster would lay off… Hugs to you dear Sarah! xxx

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      5. I love those trikes, Sherri. They are wonderfully eccentric. I’ve got a story about a yellow trike to tell you, but will save that one until later!
        I might have mentioned this to you, but when my daughter was of pre-school age, she had what the medical consultant classed as ” an incurable chronic asthma” . So I took her to a homeopath, who cured her in two weeks. I’m a great believer in homeopathy and must have had one of the quickest, pain-free labours in history — 25 minutes from beginning to end — which I put down to consulting a homeopath throughout my pregnancy!
        I swear I’m already feeling better after one dose of Lycopodeum, which Nelson’s Homeopathic pharmacy sent by first class mail to arrive the day after I ordered it. That’s service indeed.
        Hugs to you, too, dear Sherri xxxx

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    2. I very much look forward to hearing all about your yellow trike story Sarah, and many more too 🙂 What a wonderful cure for your daughter, and wow, now I know where I went wrong with all my labours! If only…
      So glad you are doing better. Not long now 😀 xxxx

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    1. Roses have a lovely scent, but marigolds don’t smell so good — not to me, anyway — but then I have an ultra sensitive nose, a bit like the Nutty Professor (if you’ve seen the film). My hearing is over-developed, too, so beware anyone who wants to whisper a secret to someone on the other side of a crowded room from where I’m standing!


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