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)

Perpetual

Transition’s river

Creation’s tireless seasons—

Lasting ebb and flow

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Instinctive

Blessed reminder

Painting life’s daily landscape—

Creator’s witness

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Doggedness

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)

Raven

Flying high above

Gray sky’s lonely sentinel—

Solitary spy

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Spirited

Unchecked challenges

Emotional behavior—

Nature spills over

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Simplicity

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)

Changing

World turns upside down

Equinox flips earth’s seasons—

Hemispheres apart

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Impatience

Eager autumn colors

Summer still hanging around—

Knocking at the door

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Visionary

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.”