Thursday, June 07, 2007

June in Ontario

Photo taken yesterday at one of our beautiful city gardens

Cathy has challenged me to write a haiku to go with this picture.
And she is the poet! So I did this rather than wash my windows on this beautiful day :-)

Haibun for a June Garden

They speed along the highway, unseeing, rushing to destinations unknown.
Stop at the oasis in a desert of concrete.
An old man walks by on the arm of a young woman and a mother pushes a pram in the sunshine. I sit on a bench surrounded by dazzling blooms, buzzing bees and flitting butterflies. A blue jay calls my name.

Rainbow of colour,
fresh breeze, birdsong, flower smiles...
Eden of the soul.

What is one to say about June,
the time of perfect young summer,
the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months,
and with as yet no sign to remind one
that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.

Gertrude Jekyll,
On Gardening


  1. Nice, Ruth! The photo is worth framing. June is a very special month of the year.

  2. A VERY lovely photograph Ruth.
    "fresh young beauty" I like that.

  3. Anonymous3:24 pm GMT-4

    It seems just like yesterday when I was doing post about winter! Your photo is wonderful and can easily make me forget about those previous colder days that we have had!

  4. What a beautiful photo Ruth!

  5. Very colorful photo--Ontario must be a nice place.I can't wait to head north-pretty soon for me.

  6. What a beautiful picture--all those brilliant colors together. It made me say "oooohhhhh" out loud to my computer!

  7. Lovely photo of a beautiful city garden, indeed. I am always so impressed when civic authorities care enough to make public places beautiful.

  8. Thank you all for your comments. This was one lucky photo that I took in a hurry while on my way to see a patient at her home. Our city does a good job of flower beds and gardens in parks and boulevards.

  9. That is gorgeous. If I wrote Haiku - this would inspire one. OK, Ruth, it's your photo - come onnnn . . please - a haiku to finish this poem of a picture:0)

  10. There you are, Cathy. From a novice to the gifted poet...just for you!


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