Spring’s Anticipation (Haiku Series #209)

Hurry Back

Every . . . falling leaf

Reminder . . . winter’s coming—

Dreaming . . . spring’s rebirth

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Holding Back

Winter’s silence speaks

Quiet trees withhold their joy—

Waiting for spring’s call

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Returning Back

Tender seedling sprouts

Nature transitions again—

Life reawakens

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Winter’s Teases (Haiku Series #206)

Not Yet!

First snowflake arrives

Autumn’s spirit carries on—

Lingering voices

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Going, Going, Gone!

Morning’s frost whispers

Autumn’s voice fading away—

Winter’s shadow calls

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Hang On!

Winter’s coldest words

Warmest phrases lifting up—

Sunrise welcomed back

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October’s Surprise

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Fall’s colors blooming

Beauty consuming

Snow’s forecast looming

October’s surprise


Brightest leaves falling

Autumn’s paintballing

Is winter calling?

October’s surprise


Fall’s brilliance waning

Winter’s clouds reigning

Snowflakes now painting

October’s surprise


Season’s change scheming

White landscape beaming

Autumn daydreaming

October’s surprise


Leaves’ colors grieving

Wintertime leaving

Fall still believing

October’s surprise


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Nature’s Storylines (Haiku Series #198)


Transition’s river

Creation’s tireless seasons—

Lasting ebb and flow

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Blessed reminder

Painting life’s daily landscape—

Creator’s witness

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So much to enjoy

Waiting again to blossom—

Steady persistence

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Time’s Transition

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Greeting darkness

Life’s constant foe

Silent journey

Absent shadow


Hidden purpose

Never speaking

Winter too long

Cold floor creaking


Blackness escapes

Bright light prevails

Time’s transition

Finding new trails


Hello sunshine

Life’s steadfast friend

Catching each smile

Day shall ascend


Sunglasses on

Joy filling heart

Now to catch up

Summer’s fun starts

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Nature’s Creation (Haiku Series #185)

All of these morning photographs were taken at two different Metro Parks (Walnut Woods and Chestnut Ridge) in central Ohio, not far from my home.  I frequently walk both of these areas.

Day Begins

Morning awakens

Creation’s treasures stirring—

Lord above smiling

Another spring day awakens along Walnut Creek.

Lasting Gifts

Season to season

Witnessing every change—

Praise God’s masterpiece

Autumn’s masterpiece of colors is captured at Chestnut Ridge.

Divine Artistry

Nature never rests

Flora and fauna’s beauty—

Creator molding

Summer’s beauty fills a hilltop garden while a solitary deer grazes.

Nature’s Rhythm (Haiku Series #166)


Flying high above

Gray sky’s lonely sentinel—

Solitary spy

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Unchecked challenges

Emotional behavior—

Nature spills over

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Season to season

Creation’s precious treasures—

Never growing old

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Seasons Eternal

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Mankind hurtles toward unknown

Nature’s seasons relay what’s known


Autumn prepares for transition

Holding off winter’s ambition


Both man and nature look ahead

Unearthing their most common thread


At times, life needs relaxing pause

Forsaking bright lights and applause


Terrain changes to snowy scene

Covering life white, without green


Man growls at cold, numbing weather

Spotting fireplace, warm together


Winter’s snowfall hiding its gems

Waiting for newest, greenest stems


Spring awakens frozen landscape

Encouraging life’s next escape


Man and nature again feel free

Twinkling eyes find each budding tree


Creator’s Spirit, love transcends

Seasons eternal, never end


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Autumn Moments (Haiku Series #158)


World turns upside down

Equinox flips earth’s seasons—

Hemispheres apart

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Eager autumn colors

Summer still hanging around—

Knocking at the door

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Fall’s preparation

Life’s transition to winter—

Glorious spring waits

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Renewing Seasons

From Ecclesiastes 3:1:  “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.”

Central Ohio’s Walnut Woods Metro Park waits for spring under cover of snow.

Winter’s dormant, gray months

Nature taking her break

Gathering strength for spring

Life’s welcoming handshake


People face frozen times

Seeking spirit’s rebirth

Darkness returns to light

New season blesses earth


Summer’s shining moments

Nature’s blooming color

Autumn’s blessed pause waits

Hourglass sand grows smaller


Happiness seeks to shine

Hope filling eager hearts

Spirit nurtures man’s faith

Risen Lord, life restarts


Through nature’s creation

Breathing with perfect poise

Order to life itself

God’s divine plan deploys


Life’s transition wakens

Rising sun shares reasons

Joy, sorrow, gain, or loss

Renewing fresh seasons


Morning’s brilliant sunrise awakens in central Ohio.

From Genesis 8:22:  “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”