heavy blossoms (Troiku)

white peonies
luscious  blossoms spill
over balconies

white peonies
memories of her youth
when Mother was there

luscious blossoms spill
spreading their fragrance
nature’s free scents

over  balconies
river breeze cools
unclad beauty

© Tournesol ’15/edited 19/17/02

Z is for Zinnia (haiku)

Zinnia is a genus of plants of the sunflower tribe within the daisy family.  That makes me smile since daisies are my favourite flowers and sunflower is my nom-de-plume. This plant is native to dry grassland in areas from Southwestern United States to South America.

What a great way to end this blogging challenge with such a beautiful flower that is the second cousin to Tournesol.

Zinnia acerosa (Desert zinnia) #11539
Wildflower.org

daisy lookalikes
dance under a dessert sun
zinnia growing wild

(c) Tournesol’16-04-30

Blogging from A to Z Challenge

X is for Xeranthemum (haibun)

http://www.plantarium.ru/page/image/id/95149.html
Planetarium.ru

Running in open fields, they skip and giggle trying to play tag. Suddenly the young girls stop to pick some flowers.

soft petals drop
Xeranthemums
one by one
-he loves me,

he loves me not

© Tournesol ’16/04/28

Blogging from A to Z

NaPoWriMo Day 28

snowless sidewalks (haibun) Daily Moments April 13/16

Walking out the door this morning a strong scent of lilacs hit her. She looks all around on her walk to the bus looking for a lilac tree …

mysterious scents
invisible but fragrant
budding lilacs
walks with a spring in her heels
click click in those fancy shoes

©Tournesol’16/04/13

Daily Moment April 13 16

butterflies and buttercups (haiga)

queen bee quenches her thirst

chasing butterflies

chasing butterflies
daisies and buttercups trip
searching for nectar

pebble in my shoe
queen bee hunts sweet nectar
wilted petals weep
whipped by wind and rain
casualties of nature

© Tournseol’15

Carpe Diem SpecialRallentanda’s third “magnificent day”

magnificent day
bees buzz about the garden
by lapis blue sea

© Rallentanda

Yellow flowers (Troiku/Haiga)

I love sunflowers, my nom de plume in French, Tournesol.  Here is a Troiku created by Chèvrefeuille which is a series of haiku. To learn more about this form click here.

© Clr 2014
© Clr 2014

sunrise
golden halo gleams
morning prayer

sunrise
stillness before the wake
muse speaks to me

golden halo gleams
outlines grimy lines
on my windows

morning prayer
sunflowers greet the day
I bow

© Tournesol ’15

Of course I love all flowers in the daisy family and buttercups.

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soft petals
drinking yellow/ 
rising sun

© Tournesol ’15

Carpe Diem Time Machine   Yellow