Love the holly and the haiku. My mom had huge holly bushes which I loved but she tended to think of them as prickly monsters rather than the subject of poetry.
They are prickly monsters if you are trying to trim them or weed around them. Thanks.
With so many berries, it looks as though the feast could go on and on!
And it will until the berries are gone.
This is a perfect tree for feeding the mocking birds.
It truly is a life saver this time of year.
And a beautiful feast this is Lisa! For birds and humans with your image and haiku!
Thank you Lea.
Delightful haiku ~ and sweet photo ~ thanks,Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year ~ ^_^
You are most welcome Carol. Happy New Year to you too.
I'm sure there are many other birds who would like to share in the feast. Will the mockingbirds permit them, or chase them away?
Ha...There is no way that the Mockingbird would allow other birds to feast here. They sneak in when it is away so it keeps on patrol fairly regularly.
Holly and snow just seem to go together naturally.
This is true JC.
When we were newly married, my former spouse gave me a holly bush for Christmas, then planted it in the garden. But the time we moved six years later, it had really grown. . . . and the birds did love the berries. You brought back as sweet memory.
I am happy to be able to bring back a sweet memory.
Beautiful picture and poem.
I love this. I somehow have it in my head that England is the only place holly grows. Must be all those Christmas songs.
Ha, it is just that time of year.
Nice haiku and a lovely holly shrub. I'll have to think about joining in the meme one of these days. :)
Please do. It is fun.
so pretty! I love your snowy garden. <3
Thanks Jess. At this moment it is a muddy mucky mess.
Happy New Year Lisa girl ! Yes .. I want to get organized for this garden year but I have to buy a new journal and really think about what I want to get accomplished.We had huge holly shrubs when we lived on Vancouver Island .. I love your shot with the snow on it and the Haiku ! Well Done !We are sitting at a ridiculous temp of 6 degrees and lots of rain which will freeze of course .. our area has had treacherous driving conditions .. a few weeks ago there was a 100 vehicle pile up on one of our major highways .. not so near us but certainly a warning of the weather.Take care girl !Joy : )
dear lisa, thank you for this haiku feast! may we find comfort in the smallest red berries. xo
Such a cute haiku. I'm not so good at poetry myself. I do love the hollies though. Hugs.~~Dee
Love your garden sign - Garden of Weedin!Have a great day!