Saturday, April 26, 2014

Carpe Diem #458, Magnolia

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Today we have one of the first blossoming trees/bushes of spring. As this tree/bush starts blooming I know its spring almost. Today our prompt is Magnolia.Jane gives the following example of Magnolia:

snow melting
magnolia buds

Credits: Magnolia (Dutch website)

I dont have a Magnolia in my garden, but someday that will change. I love this tree/bush especially when it is in full bloom. Those wonderful colored blossoms almost as big as a child its hand ... awesome!

an empty vase -
without hesitation
I cut the Magnolia

(c) Chèvrefeuille

blossoming Magnolia
one of its branches scattered -
on the credenza

(c) Chèvrefeuille

Well ... what do you think of these two? I like them, but that is not up to me to decide.

This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until April 29th 11.59 AM (CET). I will try to post our new episode, our last Special by Soen Nakagawa, later on today. For now ... have fun!


  1. Both of them are outstanding, Kristjaan...from your words I can feel fragrance in the air.

  2. I love your haiku today!

  3. Very beautiful, Kristjaan
    Always a debate: should I cut the flowers or not? But the beauty of the magnolia cries to be brought indoors. Love the haiku. :)

  4. Oh I love the Magnolia.. but I have always failed in growing them...