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

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