Friday, October 4, 2013

A clearing

a clearing—
without this camera
the flock
of black-eyed Susans
I might have missed

GUSTS, #17, Spring/Summer 2013



The "flock," huge, but it never returned this year!

7 comments:

  1. Oh bummer! Black-eyed susans are so cool...as is your tanka.

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  2. thank you, jennifer. maybe our drought conditions (a bit worse than last summer's, perhaps) prevented them from growing back. my above photo doesn't do them justice, there was such a mass of them in 2012.

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  3. Love Black-eyed Susans, beautiful poem.

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  4. I've always thought of black-eyed Susans as tiny little sun flowers (and I gather they are related). Both flowers are so cheery. A sunny tanka with a nod to that, all too often, "if-only-I-had-a-camera" missed photo opportunity.

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  5. yes, they are cheery, aren't they? thanks, lisa and wendy.

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  6. I don't know if I've ever seen a black-eyed Susan. Lovely!!

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    1. Tallish daisy plants.

      Love your name! Thanks for posting.

      From Wikidpedia:
      "Rudbeckia hirta, black-eyed Susan, is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to the central United States. It is one of a number of plants with the common name black-eyed Susan. Other common names for this plant include: brown-eyed Susan, brown Betty, gloriosa daisy, golden Jerusalem, Poorland daisy, yellow daisy, and yellow ox-eye daisy."

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