Thursday, August 26, 2010

Plant Sale

Plant Sale

On a cloudy, damp morning in May, a plant sale at the Institute of Ecosystem Studies. A full parking lot already at 10:00 a.m..

We walk through the rows admiring the different varieties of plants, reading labels, wishing we knew what we were doing. Familiar and unfamiliar names–spiraea, buxos, hosta, buddleia, euonymus. What we don't recognize outnumbers what we do.

Advice is welcome from a master gardener on the staff. We settle on hybrid daylilies in pale yellow.

rain chill–
a stop at the diner
for waffles

The Country and Abroad, August 2007
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Gillena Cox said...

flower show
tiny potted orchids
without bloom

much love

Adelaide said...

Thank you, Gillena, for your haiku.


Tinky said...

I never realized before what a poetic word "waffles" is. Thanks as always, Adelaide.


Frank... said...

A lovely haibun, Adelaide...

Adelaide said...

Thank you Tinky and Michael and Frank. Say waffles slowly and it is like syrup and butter.


Warren said...

You are such a beautiful person, Adelaide - your poetry reveals this. Thank you very much for sharing yourself with us.


Area 17 said...

Wonderful haibun with concluding haiku.

Also the image zooms up beautifully, so an extra treat! ;-)

all my best,

The With Words International Online Haiku Competition 2010: weblink to competition page

Adelaide said...

Thank you, Alan.

Warren: you are making me blush.
Thank you.