The Tofino Botanical Gardens,
twelve acres of beauty, old-growth
and gardens on the West Coast
of Vancouver Island, Canada
I love the peaceful Beings
that welcome us to the gardens
One of my favourite structures
This wooden heron is a favourite of mine.
I would love to have him on my deck. Smiles.
I almost expect them to burst into song!
The Mudflats, when the tide is far out.
When the tide is in, this is all water.
This is a stopping point for annual bird migrations,
a great place to watch birds making their pilgrimages.
A Tolkien tree
Thank you, Trees,
for Breathing Peace on me!
We have a good week coming up at Poets United. On Monday, we are chatting with Ayala Zarfjian, whose book Second Chances ~ Poetry from a Sun-Kissed Life was recently published by Golden Dragonfly Press.
On Wednesday, Sumana's Midweek Motif prompt will be Light. I love the sound of this prompt! We need all the light we can get. Did you catch Rosemary's The Living Dead feature on Friday? Do scroll back, if you missed it. The featured poet is the amazing Federico Garcia Lorca, such an intriguing poet.
And next Friday, I am pleased and proud to be featuring another West Coast poet, a friend of mine, who wrote a book of poems to honour his sister-in-law, one of Canada's murdered and missing women.
And now, it's time to share some poetry. Link your poem, old or new, leave us a comment to let us know how you're doing, and do visit your fellow poets. I so enjoy reading poetry on Sunday morning. A wonderfully reflective way to end - or begin - another week.
Hi fellow poets. It is 2:30 a.m. here on the West Coast. Time for Night Owls. And poetry! Yay! Thanks for being here, sharing your work.ReplyDelete
We have an Invisible Mystery Linker at number 3. Lol.ReplyDelete
ha - A ghost writer at #3 ....Delete
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Wow. I'm intrigued. What are you doing up at that hour, Sherry Blue?ReplyDelete
I tend to wake up in the night. On Sundays, I check the Pantry, to welcome people, because with the difference in time zones, otherwise I am the last one here. Smiles.Delete
It was me... sorry...Delete
Good Morning and Happy Sunday to all!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos. I'd love to visit that place and the heron would be my favorite as well.Delete
True, I would love to take you there!Delete
Hi all ...happy Sunday ...I’ve missed being here so very much,.,I posted two poems., ! SorryReplyDelete
Lovely to see you, Pearl. Looking forward to reading you.Delete
I'm in love with all these pictures, Sherry. I think the statues just started singing and dancing, too, in my head. One of them said, "The pretty bird should be on Sherry's deck." *giggles*ReplyDelete
Happiest Sunday, everyone!
Ha, my reply is below, kiddo. Bjorn and i must have been commenting at the same time.Delete
Lovely pictures... and how great to spend Sunday afternoon reading poetry.ReplyDelete
I love poetry Sundays too, Bjorn. Smiles. I am like your aged librarian, steeped in books, like an old teabag, left yoo long in the cup. Lol.Delete
Lol. It SHOULD! I do have a piece of driftwood, which i put over my shoulder at the beach and just barely got into my compact car. There is a driftwood whale at the beach i have been eyeing but it is too big. My deck would collapse.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sherry, for sharing these pictures. Loved the shots of the trees, and is that a phone booth (the red structure) in the first picture?ReplyDelete
I will be back to read later. :)
Yes, an old red English phone booth. Smiles. As we wander the paths, we find surprises tucked in the forest.Delete
Hello... I seem to have linked up my poem without my name... so now i cannot link my poem ...ReplyDelete
My poem is the third entry...Delete
But here it is
I'm glad you managed it, Bjorn, and solved the mystery. Smiles.Delete
Happy Sunday to allReplyDelete
Happy Sunday everyone!ReplyDelete
Hi gals, so happy you joined us!ReplyDelete
A wonderful walk! Thank you. =)ReplyDelete
Hello Poets United Friends,ReplyDelete
I have been absent from Poets United for some time,while managing an eyesight condition and some computer nervousness, as a result!
I have now returned to Poets United and am hoping to contribute as I used to, back in the days when Poets United was first formed.
I want to thank Sherry and Mary for their superb work keeping this magnificent site alive and thriving and for their kindness and encouragement always shown to me.
I apologise for any errors in my poems associated with links etc.
I have posted a poem Picnic, at The Mid-Week Motif and this poem Placid.
Many thanks, Eileen
Eileen, I am always so glad to see you at Poets United! I did not write this weekend, but your sharings are always MOST welcome.Delete
Eileen, it is always a joy when our very first members pop up again at Poets United. The years have gone by so fast! It is lovely to see you. I hope your eyes are mending well. Thank you for your kind words. Mary and I and the staff keep going because of all of you, and for the love of poetry. I had no idea in 2010 where that journey would take me. I am so glad I hopped aboard Poets United when I did. Smiles.ReplyDelete
Hi Sherry! I enjoyed my visit with you through the lovely gardens there. I would like to have that heron too! My son-in-law just returned from business in Vancouver last night. I think he had the opportunity to do a little sightseeing while there. I haven't posted anything in ages but am sharing a recent ekphrastic poem. xoReplyDelete
Gayle, it is wonderful to see you! Yay! Thanks for stopping by!!!ReplyDelete