On the hydrangeas

the weight of the morning sun

the evening sun


wrapped in sunlight  -
nothing unforgiven
chamomile blooms
spread a gentle aroma
summer pinks

..my favorite

my favorite
tree just greeted me back
..(C)2012 Spiros Zafiris
..channeled; spirit Ram
a glint of red
on the raspberry canes
front garden bounty

bright flowers drip honey
sun heat cools in the shade
time passes slowly

hissing rain
the cat beneath the raspberry canes
waiting for breakfast
filters through the curtains
a fox, barking
cuckoo spit
on the lavender spikes
rain-battered poppies
pools of damp
on the night path
slug festivities
late cornflowers
from a packet of mixed seed
dawn chorus
a single crow
in the cherry tree
bonfire ashes
blown by chill winds
lupin spikes
steady rain
the pond becomes a tempest
drowned snail
sea pinks
bobbing in the breeze
a memory of salt
olympics  -
already on the flagpole:
water iris
a counterpoint to fishes
pond fountain
bonfire smoke
from the allotments
wheelbarrow neighbour
rooftop crow
breaks the silence
cornflower bees

cloudy summer--
the old woman walks down
with drifting shadow

summer afternoon--
spending time with the tree
after distant walk

Pravat Kumar Padhy
sudden hail storm
batters the windows
midsummer daisies
wood pigeons
on chimney tops
drooling cat
through the clouds  -
ox-eye daisy
slipper orchids
self seed across the garden

Bright drops of water
Hang on the shimmering leaves;
Breeze shakes rain from trees.
rain returns
cuckoo spit is washed away
lavender stalks
rambling rose
laden with pink flowers
self seeded cranesbill
bulbous stalks
of water iris
darting goldfish
line up for the bird table
rain's respite
peony petals
a fledgling sparrow rescued
from the cat
Twinkling on my lawn,
Baby deer bucks and scampers;
His mother rests near.
spring flowers fade
under relentless rain
textured leaf border
patters on the patio
that wet dog smell
watercolour roses
unfurl delicate blossoms
sparrows pick off aphids
flower from scattered seed
orange poppy
grows between the paving slabs
steady rain
puts out the summer heat
plants drink it all in

summer streak
I wish I were a bird
in the open sky,
full of thin  clouds soothing
the burns with dripping rains

Pravat Kumar Padhy
two thrushes
on the back lawn
tabby cat

The First Summer Day

reminiscent or premonition
Autumn breath
thin ice in June