Poetics: Our garden through the years

garden full of life
of butterflies and bees
the scents of flowers

look at the garden
peace and tranquility
wonderful feeling

garden through the years
canvas of memories
brings us joy and hope


the English Garden
taking clothes off in summer
the feeling of freedom

All winter long the garden is cold and bare
With the coming of spring, everywhere is lovely
Trees unfold their leaves, flowers bloom with flair
Apples blossom, all white and pure with such beauty
And the smell of wonderful rain and freshly cut grass
Don’t forget the symphony of spring with birds singing
The spring peepers chirping call chorus with such class
The dandelions, lilacs, tulips, hyacinths, all blooming

For: Poetics: Johnny’s Garden by kim881.

Also for: Nurturing Thurs – Where We Are! by Becca Givens

Poetry Prompts Day 27 – OctPoWriMo 2016 – Favourite Scent


A lovely afternoon and we are walking up the mountain. The wind brushes my hair, the scents of the flowers in the air and we can hear birds singing. A chill creeps into the air, but just a nip to let us know a new season is at hand.

all over the hill
the scent of blooming bluebell
blue wild hyacinth

blue wild hyacinth
as we walk up the mountain
swaying with the wind

swaying with the wind
soon the hill will be aflame
riot of gold and red


For: Poetry Prompts Day 27 – OctPoWriMo 2016

Weekly Smile 37 #weeklysmile

*three things that make me smile: an exercise in gratitude – feel free to steal this idea with wild abandon and fill your blog with the happy*

A big smile from me, everyone! It has been sunny this week in Bavaria and we’re really enjoying it. It was the first week for schools and so nice to hear children in the morning, waiting for each other on their bikes to go to school. We’re also spending a lot of times in our garden. Here are some of our flowers.

Our grapes may be ready in a couple of weeks.

Not a lot of apples this year, and they’re quite small. Still, we’re grateful to have them 🙂

Our niece from the Philippines came to see us last night. I cooked adobo, rice and pancit, followed by summer fruit and ice-cream. It was nice to see her again. She’s attending a Doctors’ Conference for a week. Have a safe trip back to the Philippines, our beautiful niece!

What made you smile this week?

For: Weekly Smile 37 #weeklysmile, Three Things Thursday, To Market, To Market – Echoes of my neighbourhood, FFF252 – DIEFFENBACHIA


OBW 164 ~ Bloom

See the flowers bloom
Get rid of the gloom
Our days are getting longer
Warblers are singing
And we’re out biking
And the sky, is it clearer?

Tortoises are out
They’re walking about
Crocuses and daffodils
Tulips and snowdrops
Garden as backdrops
Just to be out give us thrills

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: OBW 164 ~ Bloom, Our World: 12 September 2016

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