With Monday morning haiku prompts words in my head, I went for a stroll with my camera. Here is what I came up with:
Dogwood flower top
clusters reach into the light,
dark storm clouds hover.
Tendrils catching light,
adorn juniper treetops,
I felt a bit foolish when I discovered that the fascinating orange flowers suddenly appearing on the junipers around my house are a type of fungus. On Sunday I had been convinced that they were part of the trees’ mysterious reproductive cycle. Not so says my internet source. It’s a type of fungus that spends half of its life cycle on cedars, sending its spores to apple and hawthorn trees for its final chapter. Fortunately there are no apple trees nearby.
Many thanks to Ronovan for his haiku prompt words: ‘top’ and ‘light’. This is the 100th week of his very successful poetry prompt challenge. Please visit his site to learn how to take part or to find pingbacks to other haiku responses.
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