Creative February 8 – Rain-kissed dahlias

It rained last night, breaking the long spell the sun had cast over us. Dark clouds rolled in last evening and distant drumrolls thundered. I slept to the sound of rain and woke up to the sound of rain. By mid-morning it had stopped. The air smelt freshly laundered. And also of green foliage and wet, satisfied earth. As though the earth was holding its breath in thirst and was now in a deep exhalation of contentment and joy. Everything was rain speckled, as though laden with gems. Photography was a double delight. These dahlias looked especially queenly, fitted out with raindrops.

Dahlias

Creative February, Day 2 – To bee or not to bee

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Today’s creative attempt is an haiga / haibun.
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The bees have been extra busy around the beam stalks and everytime I go into the veggie patch to pick some veggies or take photos, I find a few buzzing around the bean flowers. Quite unafraid of humans. They’re very difficult to photograph, never alighting on a flower for more than a second, and all the bee photos I’ve got are blurry approximations of bees. Thanks to them, I’ve got a bumper crop of beans this year. We’re going to be eating beans for a long while ….
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CF2_To bee
You could say I have a bee fetish 🙂
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