TJ’s Haiku Challenge – Bud

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stars of spring
flower buds begin to peek
hundreds of white blooms

petals with silky hearts
flutter down as gentle rain
blossoms are here

each one beautiful
snowdrop, crocus, daffodils
canvas of nature

fragrance of flowers
air of spring brings health and life
rain comes on the wind

spring is here
birds fly from there to here
winter bids adieu

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: TJ’s Haiku Challenge – Bud


Microfiction challenge #14: Spring


Crown of yellow buds
Pretty on her soft brown hair
But why the sadness?

Submerge in silence
Barefoot girl in grey skirt
Sitting on the grass

Such sorrow to watch
Previously naked branches
Now dotted with birds

Black birds tweeting
Saw her in solitary
Cheer up, they all sing

The nightingale sings
The first greening of the grass
Heralding of spring

Lazy wind pushes
Soft green grass, blue sky, white clouds
Blackbirds sing above

Stars of spring
Flower buds begin to peek
Hundreds of white blooms

Petals with silky hearts
Flutter down as gentle rain
Blossoms are here

Each one beautiful
Snowdrop, crocus, daffodils
Canvas of nature

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: Microfiction challenge #14: Spring


Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille August 17th 2016 … a summer tale

They met at the university. They were doing the same course. Two different people with different upbringing, culture, tradition and religion. They didn’t hinder them to fall in love with each other. And so after they finished their course and Masters, he proposed to her and she accepted. We all gave our blessings and weddings were planned, one in each country of origin. And we were all pleased to be part of these celebrations. May they spend many years of love and happiness together!

their first dance
they looked at each other’s eyes
loving each moment

to have and to hold
with Thaali, garlands and love
till death do they part

(c) ladyleemanila 2016


For: Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille August 17th 2016 … a summer tale

SEASONS – Das Kranzbach

To celebrate our Pearl Anniversary and Him Indoors’ birthday, we went to Das Kranzbach for the long weekend. We had a great time! This upscale spa retreat set in a 1915 country house with an annex is 16 km from Partnach Gorge and 15.9 km from Bavarian Zugspitze mountain railway.


For some reason, they upgraded us. We were given a biggish room on the top floor of Mary Portman house. In the main house, the stylish rooms are furnished in a modern, Arts and Crafts style, and feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Annex rooms add balconies and modern pine furnishings. Quirky treehouse and a 1915 gatehouse suites are also available. The weather was nice so we were able to walk to Elmau and to Fernchensee Lake.

Breakfast and dinner are included and served in the chic restaurant, which features a terrace with mountain views. The day spa includes indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, steam baths and treatment rooms, in addition to yoga and hiking.

For: SEASONS -June’s SUMMER and WINTER by Jesh Stg, #MySundayPhoto – HMS Belfast /June 19, 2016 and San Francisco Botanical Garden (Sundays In My City). Also for: Ten Things of Thankful 157 (Stormy times) #TenThankful by Lizzi, rural greens…, Tell Me Something Good #10

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