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Pedicularis

Carpe Diem #1203 Pedicularis 

Species of flowers known as lousewort.  There are between 350-600 different species of this plant with many medicinal properties.

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Credit :Werner Witte 

midsummer mountains
lousewort, poppies and buttercups
paint dramatic pictures

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pedicularis
brushes the wild yak
whispering secrets

 

 

Campanula

Carpe Diem #1201 Campanula (Blue Bell)

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strawberry moon rises
mountainside blushes
with campanula

Prayer Flags

Carpe Diem #1199 prayer flags, messengers for the gods

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cold morning
prayer flags snap in the breeze
warming hopes

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fluttering flags
prayers whisked away
colors fading

Dandelion, Dandelion

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #12 dandelion, dandelion (Ogiwara Seisensui)

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dandelion dandelion
on the sandy beach
spring opens its eyes

                    © Ogiwara Seisensui

winter’s last kiss
blown out to sea

                     ©Dolores

Taste of Nature

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #11 taste of nature (Sara McNulty)

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Credit: Haney Road

taste of nature
sweet blackberry bushes
sing to child and bees
                                                                                 © Sara McNulty
mosquitos and pricked fingers
callout to mother

                                                                                  ©Dolores

First Autumn

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #6 first autumn morning (Murakami Kijo)

IMG_2464first autumn morning
the mirror I stare into
shows my father’s face                          
© Murakami Kijo

lines of laughter etched deep
eyes imbued with suffering                   ©Dolores

Tan Renga Challenge

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month (Second Edition), May 2017 #1 on a gust of wind

on a gust of wind
the cherry blossoms dance through the streets
in praise of the Creator

© Chèvrefeuille

fiercely kitten pounces
torn pink petal lies still

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Spring Shawl

Carpe Diem #1191 (spring) shawl or haru shoru

grandmother’s blue shawl
still perfumed with the spring wind
and the scent of home

Spring Wind

Carpe Diem #1190 spring wind (supuringu waindo)

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spring wind
grass ruffles and bends
violets quiver

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scent of lilac
carried on the spring wind
rousing moonlight

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spring wind
tickles flowering clusters
on the maple tree

 

 

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