Daily Moments – floral reflections May 7 2017

Driving along the boulevard, she noticed trees with leaves! When did they grow so fast? The rain and warm spells must have helped. And then she passed a house with cherry blossoms…she wanted to stop and take a photo but decided to keep the image more perfect in her memory. She sighed wishing she lived closer to this house and then she saw a magnolia tree! Well, now, this was a lovely drive filled with promise. These beauties could certainly tie her over until the apple blossoms expected in the next three weeks.

all worth the wait
nature’s promise

She remembers, as a child,  in June asking her grandmother when the lilacs will be ready. Such a fragrant gift to share…

nature’s promise
yet,  just a hope
scents of lilacs
mid-June treasures
picked by teacher’s pet

Fleeting memories keep her in a state of grace…calm and content, such a lovely escape.


Daily Moments – floral reflections  May 7 2017

blossoms (troiku)

Christmas cactus
blossoming just in time
a child is born

Christmas cactus
boasting with such pride
in living colour

blossoming just in time
hark the angels sing
magi bearing gifts

a child is born
Mother’s face aglow
comfort and joy


Waritten for: Haiku Horizons: joy

A troiku is a new form of haiku created by Chèvrefeuille of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

blossoming courtyard (troiku)

[…] “There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” […] Lord Byron


© Ari Gravel at Tandem en Cavale’16  – cycle tour through south Asia

sun gently peers
yawning gardens stir
from a dim skyline

sun gently peers
emerging day

 yawning gardens stir
waiting with bated breath
burgeoning rosette

from a dim skyline
sunbeams kissing blossoms
wowing the courtyard

©Tournesol ’16

Prompts: Haiku Horizons & Care Diem Haiku Hai

The Troiku is a new haiku form created by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Daily Moments May 28 2016 spring colours troiku


with a late spring
even dandelions
embracing colours

with a late spring
April showers of emotions
in May

even dandelions
scatter about
with grace

embracing colours
lilacs and apple blossoms
rose coloured lips

© Clr'16

© Clr’16

(c) Tournesol’16

Daily Moments May 28 2016 – embracing dandelions  Troiku



B is for Burst, budding (Blogging from A to Z Challenge) troibun

What a sight to see those dark clouds in the late afternoon!  She thought for sure there would be a thunderstorm.  She waited with anticipation since the sun was still out, there would surely be a rainbow. And so, she waited…

golden afternoon

soleil étincelant
malgré nuages menaçants
la lumière emporte


b is for burst of sunshine

burst of golden sun
despite foreboding clouds
light shall prevail

burst of golden sun
quenching spring growths
budding promise

despite foreboding clouds
none to fear, but
cleansing rain

light shall prevail
shimmering diamond flecks,
morning dew

© Tournesol’16/04/02

Daily Moments April 2 2016  Burst of sunshine   troibun

Written for Blogging from A to Z

spring fever (Soliloquy no Renga)


Ah! those cherry blossoms
their beauty amazes me again –
finally spring is here
© Chèvrefeuille

soft petals come to life
puffs off the ocean

in all its glory
cherry blossoms boast
 festooned Stanley Park

strolling through the park
birth of new relationships

lovers holding hands
pause, admire blossoms’ fair
dawn of spring fever

midsummer dreams
first kiss turns to lustful bliss
autumn weddings set

September comes and goes
couples seek shelter indoors

cozy fire crackles
lovers recall their first kiss
 budding spring day

longing for romantic walks
beneath the cherry blossoms

© Tournesol ’15