Lily pad respite
pond life breathe in water views
and fragrant blossom
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blossom, Gabrielle Bryden, haiku, pond life, water lily, water lily and flower photo, water lily leaf, water lily pad
July 19, 2012 at 7:54 pm
Note: I took that photo a while back now – the pond has deteriorated somewhat since then – Jazzy jumped in to the pond and it now has a leak – doesn’t matter in a normal garden but our soil is pure sand and the water just drains away!
Or should I say I jumped in the pond and my claws made a leak! Woof! (sorry Mum)
July 19, 2012 at 9:52 pm
dog life seen in water views
dryer views dimmer
July 20, 2012 at 10:57 am
Bwhahahahaha – love it! thanks colonialist – woof!
July 19, 2012 at 11:52 pm
Well, Gabrielle, it could be worse than dog claws in pool. It could boil away like water is doing here as we drudge into another week of 100 plus temperatures and drought. 😦 I would like to dive under those lily pads right now.
July 20, 2012 at 11:01 am
Yes I’ve heard about the droughts across the USA – we are used to that in Australia though with climate change things will get worse (some country towns are going to be wiped off the map). Yet, still no-one seems to want take any action – unbelievable (do we have to have no more polar caps before people wake up – then it will be too late). Our pond is nearly empty now (that’s an old photo) – very sad looking – no more lily pads and flowers but lots of moss and stuff – yuck! Thanks for stopping by Eva 🙂
July 20, 2012 at 5:24 am
Any self-respecting dog would have to investigate such a pond to assure the safety of their human family. 🙂
July 20, 2012 at 11:02 am
This is very true Charles – hahaha – Jazz always has the family as her prime concern (well – after food, playing with ball) 😉
July 20, 2012 at 9:27 am
Wonderful words and image for a hot day (it’s hot here!)
July 20, 2012 at 11:03 am
Thanks Aletha – you can jump in your painted Koi ponds to keep cool 😉
July 20, 2012 at 6:24 pm
The scent of the blossom fills my screen Gabe!
July 21, 2012 at 1:28 pm
hahaha – smellovision – thanks Graham 🙂
July 21, 2012 at 5:55 am
It is almost as if the lily and the haiku are perfectly matched: each with a very definite form. Beautiful post today, Gabrielle.
July 21, 2012 at 1:30 pm
Thank you very much Kate 🙂 I love water lilies, especially those giant ones that you feel you could lie on and still float.
July 21, 2012 at 8:42 am
Lovely haiku, Gabe – I could do with some lily-pad respite right now 🙂
July 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm
Thanks bluebee – sometimes it is nice to keep the feet dry and observe the lovely things around you while breathing deeply – can always plop into the dark blue water when you feel like you might doze off!
July 21, 2012 at 3:37 pm
Lovely imagery Gabrielle
July 21, 2012 at 4:15 pm
Thanks Helen 🙂 Hope you are having a good weekend (at last some sunshine)
July 24, 2012 at 10:24 am
Gorgeous. I love the idea of a lily pad respite. Love the pink water lily too!
July 24, 2012 at 12:34 pm
It is such a delicate pink isn’t it! Thanks Selma – everyone should have a lily pad respite (and dry feet) 🙂
July 27, 2012 at 10:12 am
Beautiful haiku and image to go with.
July 27, 2012 at 2:05 pm
Thanks Renee 🙂
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