Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Short and sweet

winter's forgotten velvet reveals a negligee edged in pink


This week's prompt at One Deep Breath was to write a one-line haiku. For more one-liners go here.

Today's temps in the mid 70's were enough to start the Star Magnolia in the front garden to bloom. Hopefully it won't rain or frost before the show really gets underway. Star Magnolias bloom early, well before the more common Tulip Magnolias. I foolishly planted ours on the south side of the house and every year March's unpredicatable weather mars the delicate blossoms coaxed from dormancy by a few sunny days.

19 comments:

Liza Lee Miller said...

Utterly lovely one-liner, Laura. I found this prompt to be very challenging. Yours was quite successful. I MUST have a tulip magnolia! They are so lovely.

Lynne said...

So, so pretty Laura!

Larry said...

Interesting looking flower-lot of texture to the outer part and the flower itself has a pure,clean look to it.-I've never planted any bulbs before-only shrubs, plants or seeds.-maybe I'll try a couple this year.

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Your one-liner makes the budding flower almost *GASP* sensual. It really stirs up beautiful images of spring and the goodness of summer.
=:8

vicki said...

Teacher gets an A+. Both the haiku and the photograph are simply stunning. That's a photo that would be beautiful enlarged and framed-the colors! I'm getting more and more anxious to migrate north and witness Spring.

Down here the long stretch of isolated beach where I take my morning walks the Piping Plovers scoot back and forth in large clusters-their energy is enough to help anyone wake up and greet the day.

KGMom said...

Multi-talented Laura, multi-tasking. Taking photos & writing haiku.
Where do you find the time?

Susan Gets Native said...

You know what's going to happen, right? We will all be reveling in lovely Spring, and it will SNOW. I bet you.

Not to be a party pooper or anything....

LauraHinNJ said...

Liza: I had fun with this - still have to go and read the others - yours and Sandy's.

Lynne: Isn't it! Wait til they open.

Larry: That texture reminds me of velvet or a bunny's ear. You can't tell it from my pic, but this flower is on a 10 ft tall shrub.

Somebunny: That's what I was (GASP!) going for!

Vicki: Thanks! Magnolias are pretty, hard to take a bad photo, although I have plenty.

Do Piping Plovers stay to breed in Florida? I don't know.

KGMom: Just imagine what I could do with a few hours sleep!

Susan: Don't be a killjoy. I would like my magnolia to bloom beautifully for once.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love magnolia and your photo and description are lovely.

Mary said...

How do you get photos like that? I must say you are one classy poster. Gorgeous.

mon@rch said...

Just love this Magnolia bloom! Those whites are perfect! Bravo!

Brian said...

Just great. I have no more than that.

Trixie said...

Must try one line haiku. Yours is lovely and captures that flower very well.

Tammy said...

Breathtaking!

Sandy said...

I knew that your one liner would be something special, and it is!

Dave said...

That's some kick-ass alliteration you got going there.

Marcia said...

Laura, Tammy used my one thought, so I am going to borrow it back, breathtaking. . .

Nancy Bea said...

Wow, this is a good one. And a great photo to go with it!

Ä‘poetic1© said...

Beautiful photo...great expression.