Spring Dare

Here are some redbud pictures and poems from this spring and a less normal one.

Spring Dare

Redbud hesitates
waits to open her blossoms
wakes to winter’s storm


 Redbud hesitates
ventures open blossoms forth
provokes winter’s storm

I got the idea from Sandy of Four Winds Haiga to use more than one version.
Then I don’t have to pick.  Which one do you prefer?


Beautiful redbud
gentle and rounded
leaves flutter softly
in the wind.
Dense green branches in summer
heavy with snow in winter
violet red blossoms nipped so often
by frost in spring
home to birds
outside my window
grace on three slender stalks.

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18 Responses to Spring Dare

  1. gageier says:

    Liebe Monika das sind ja wunderschöne Fotos mit den Blüten toll getroffen herrlich an zu sehen,wünsche dir einen schönen Wochenstart und sei ganz lieb gegrüsst Klaus

  2. gageier says:

    Liebe Monika danke dir für deine liebe Antwort,und ich wünsche dir einen schönen Abend noch das wünscht dir Klaus

  3. Monica says:

    Vielen Dank, Klaus! Ich sende dir herzliche Wünsche für einen herrlichen Urlaub / Frühjahrssaison.

  4. Monica says:

    Thanks for your very kind comment, Princess

  5. gageier says:

    Guten Tag liebe Monica,wünsche dir ein sehr schönes Osterfest ,in friede und Glück und möge der Osterhase viele schöne bunte Eier bringen,einen aller liebsten Gruss sendet dir Klaus.

  6. Princess says:


    spring brings so much joy.. lovely photos to accompany the cute poems

  7. You are too kind Monica and I know how you feel.
    Maybe you could develop them into sequences

  8. sandy says:

    I knew that you had a special place there. Jackson Hole sounds neat, too. That is if it isn’t too touristy.

  9. Monica says:

    Love your comments, Bluebee – thank you! We have planted all the shrubs and trees in the yard, so we are even more ancient than the spruce!

  10. Monica says:

    Thanks, Talia – I like your comments. I waver back and forth, as though picking a favorite would be like choosing a favorite child. Can’t do it.

  11. Monica says:

    Thank you so much, Ian. Our spring and your fall. Winter seems to last forever here. And in Australia?

  12. Monica says:

    Hi Sandy, Then you will have to visit Wyoming, and I can’t wait to see your pictures. Wyoming has a lot of flat land, but you can usually see mountains in the distance. It’s that wide-open-vista Western beauty that can take some getting used to. And of course my Garden of Eden, Yellowstone, is in the northwest corner.

  13. Monica says:

    Thank you, dear Laz. I want to spend much more time with your poems in the near future. I have been missing my WordPress poets.

  14. bluebee says:

    What a marvellous profusion of flowers, and inspired poetry, Monica 🙂 I like them both, but the first one most of all because she’s safe 🙂 The second one describes that first photo – so beautiful to see the snow mixed with colour like that. I also love the contrast in the last photo between the fresh, young spring blossoms in the foreground and that magnificent old spruce in the background

  15. Hi Monica,
    Most defiantely the first one.
    For me, when read aloud, it has a lot more fluidity.
    ‘Grace on three slender stalks.’ says it all really don’t you think?


  16. A delightful blog Monica and beautiful blossoming trees

  17. sandy says:

    I just told someone yesterday that I missed redbud trees! Thanks so much for posting these stunning shots.

    How have you been, Monica? Busy working, I’ll bet. Since I last wrote to you, my daughter and her guy, and two teenaged sons have moved to Wyoming. They love it! I am seeing lots of photos from the Casper area. For some reason, I had the idea the state was flat.

    I always write several versions of a haiku, but don’t always post them. Fun, isn’t it?

  18. lazfreedman says:

    Beautiful Monica!
    I love them all, 🙂
    Peace, x

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