Sunday, 5 April 2009

rhododendrons

raindrops
on rhododendrons -
doves gently coo.

I posted this photo and haiku last May, but it is perfect for yesterday's walk round the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. It was a very wet day but the rhododendrons and magnolia were beautifully in bloom and plenty of birds were singing. We found some very friendly great tits, who would have fed from our hands if we had had any food for them!

22 comments:

Sayani said...

so beautiful and serene

mistral said...

Simply, lovely.
Thank's for this instant of tenderness.
Kiss

Scot said...

slendid

Naturegirl said...

Lovely! I adore the rhododendrons this time of year their pedals like paper! Thank you for commenting at Nature-Trail! A pleasure to meet you!

nonizamboni said...

Ahhhh, lovely, both.

Paul said...

flowers
all around
and joy.

Janice Thomson said...

Your haiga/haiku is as delicate and beautiful as the rhododendrons themselves.

mystic rose said...

raindrops here too... beautiful!!

Annie said...

I love it when I read something that brings a slow smile to my lips. This did it. Lovely.

gautami tripathy said...

So serene..

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Thank you for your comment in my blog.

I love these flowers and I think they love rain much more than me.

Bill said...

I can hear the rain in those dentals, and the coo contrasts effectively.

polona said...

simply wonderful...

Rabbits' Guy said...

We love our Rhodies here too ... the State flower.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful. Thanks. DavidM

Lucy said...

Those big white tree rhodos are the most fabulous things. Lovely you made me think of them.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Love Rhododendrons, so soft and sweet, and the the Great Tit's yellow tummy is quite nice as well. Birds here have been very active, twittering away at all hours of the day and night.

FARfetched said...

We have a crazy rhododendron bush. I suppose they're much the same there, since your winters aren't that different from ours… blooming year-round. If a hard freeze kills the blooms, it shrugs and starts over.

There's some inspiration there. Just keep doing what you do best, regardless of conditions.

mystic rose said...

Your words convey such a serene image that for a few moments the mind is so gently stilled.

Louise said...

I love this haiku. Very nice. I'm amazed that the rhododendrons are already in bloom all the way up there in Edinburgh. Down here in northern Italy we have a profusion of camellias, and the azaleas are just starting to bloom, but the rhododendrons have a week, if not more, to go.

mansuetude said...

the photo really looks like a delicate dove, paper thin and not singing but fragrant... i would like to take him in and sing to him.

jem said...

Made me smile - a nice antidote to Julie Andrews and those dreaded raindrops on roses!