Friday, April 06, 2007

NaPoWriMo: Day 6, Thank Goodness for Haiku

I am so thankful for haiku as I set out on Day Six of NaPoWriMo. Appointments, prep for taxes (I am a last minute kind of gal when it comes to taxes), Laini Taylor's book begging me pick it up (and I have and will), and a beautiful day....

Ribes sanguineum

Crimson 'King Edward VII'
Hummingbird cafe open
Awaits customers

From Tree Frog Farm:

"Medicinal, Food & Wildlife Qualities
Red-flowering currant is US Pacific Northwest native deciduous perennial shrub that grows to 10 feet and produces profuse blooms of reddish-pink blossoms in early spring. The flower nectar is an excellent food source for hummingbirds and the dark purple berries are edible for wildlife and humans...Red-flowering Currant Flower Essence brings to awareness deep known and unknown fear, then transforms the fear, enabling you to fill your life with Light. "

Went to the nursery for another plant in mind, came home with this. Who knew it would be a northwest native, good for birds and humans?


...deb said...

Lovely haiku and plant. Today is glorious in the PNW, isn't it?

This plant has been on my have-to-get-list for a while. That specimen is wonderful.

Clockworkchris said...

That is such a beautiful flower. The picture captures it well. Your haiku is comical and wonderful.

Tammy said...

Haiku work for me, always. :)