B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – List Poem

things we have to do in spring
change tyres to summer ones
have the car checked and washed
sort out some clothes, some to give away
in “Kleiderspende” or send via “Balikbayan Box”
put winter coats and boots away
have winter coats dry cleaned and hanged
buy new seeds and plants
Him Indoors works in the garden
put three tortoises out in the garden
give them dandelions from the fields
take lots of photos of buds and flowers
cycle to beer gardens and parks
hurray for spring!!!

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – April 10, 2016


This is what our garden looks like…for Spring!

*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*

Things have changed these days
Previously naked branches
Are dotted with buds

The snow has melted
Crocuses and snowdrops
Tortoises are out

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

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

Spring is here
Let’s welcome with open arms
Days are longer

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

So, what made you smile this week?

For: Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille March 23rd 2016, Weekly Smile Week 12 – #weeklysmile, Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #74 music to inspire you , Echoes Of My Neighbourhood….art, literature and airport.