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

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

golden halo gleams
morning prayer

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