Friday, January 6, 2017

Holly in Snow



holly tree stands full
so cold, the mockingbird feast
berries in the snow

I am joining in with Rebecca and others for Haiku this Friday here. Please join everyone by participating or just having a good read this snowy day. 


32 comments:

  1. 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.

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    1. They are prickly monsters if you are trying to trim them or weed around them. Thanks.

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  2. With so many berries, it looks as though the feast could go on and on!

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    1. And it will until the berries are gone.

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  3. This is a perfect tree for feeding the mocking birds.

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    1. It truly is a life saver this time of year.

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  4. And a beautiful feast this is Lisa! For birds and humans with your image and haiku!

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  5. Delightful haiku ~ and sweet photo ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year ~ ^_^

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    1. You are most welcome Carol. Happy New Year to you too.

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  6. 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?

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    1. 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.

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  7. Holly and snow just seem to go together naturally.

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  8. 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.

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    1. I am happy to be able to bring back a sweet memory.

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  9. Beautiful picture and poem.

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  10. I love this. I somehow have it in my head that England is the only place holly grows. Must be all those Christmas songs.

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  11. Nice haiku and a lovely holly shrub. I'll have to think about joining in the meme one of these days. :)

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  12. so pretty! I love your snowy garden. <3

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    1. Thanks Jess. At this moment it is a muddy mucky mess.

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  13. 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 : )

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  14. dear lisa, thank you for this haiku feast! may we find comfort in the smallest red berries. xo

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  15. Such a cute haiku. I'm not so good at poetry myself. I do love the hollies though. Hugs.~~Dee

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  16. Love your garden sign - Garden of Weedin!
    Have a great day!

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