#AtoZChallenge ‘T is for Three Trees’ #Haiku #NaPoWriMo #PoetryMonth

Tree 1

Tired branches twist

While sun breaks through dangling leaves

Proud tree weeps alone


Tree 2

Buttercups look up  

Weary olive tree recalls

When it bloomed in spring


Tree 3

Lofty palm tree sways

Leaves scrape salmon tinged dusk sky

A feast for my eyes


This year is my fourth AtoZ Challenge. My theme this year is poetry once again. I’ll be writing a haiku a day, but I’m also adding a new hobby to the posts, photography. I will post one of my photos, or a donated photo, every day to accompany my haiku.

This April, I’ll also be sharing my poems and joining another group of poets at National Poetry Writing Month, organised since 2003 by Maureen Thorson. Write 30 poems in 30 days. I’m in! What about you?

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Floral Macros


These aren’t exactly flowers, but I love palm trees. I’m sure it’s because I was brought up in London, and I only saw them when I travelled to Tenerife (Canary Islands) to visit my aunts and cousins who lived there. I loved my sunny holidays, so palm trees are a synonym for ‘paradise’ for me.

When I first moved to the house where now I live, almost twenty years ago, I decided that it was about time I had a palm tree of my own, in order to live in a permanent paradise…

This is my 20-year-old palm tree from the inside and the outside. It represents my heaven and my home. I love it.