Haiku My Heart Friday
November 5, 2010
Haiku My Heart Friday is a creation of my friend Rebecca. She has been traveling and not posted haiku this week, but her last post was full of wonderful poetry and photographs. Take a look at her blog, reduerda mi corazon
Another friend posted haiku and a beautiful photograph today. The name of her blog is The Angels wear Fins. Her photo is in a place called Bosque del Apache, a wildlife refuge along the Rio Grande River in New Mexico. I have been to this place often on my wanderings through to Truth Or Consequences. Most recently, this past September.
While I was there, I took the slow two-lane road, New Mexico Highway 1, which follows the old Journey of Death trail near the Rio Grande. As I rode my motorcycle in the early morning sunlight, I spotted these clumps of beautiful white flowers. They look to me like Morning Glories. I'm no botanist, so I can't tell you the details of what these are called. Many folks post photos from their gardens of flowers they have grown. I didn't grow these, as they seem to be wild at the side of the road. I stopped and took a few photographs.
Stopping by to savor these
Here are a couple of other shots I took that day in September. I had just left Socorro and the Manazeres Street Coffee House and was riding South. I couldn't help but feel the pull from Nature to stop and smell the proverbial flowers, which turned out to be not proverbial at all.
I wondered how fragile the petals of the flower, yet so hardy as to withstand the force of man and machine whizzing by at high speeds. "Who are these here for?", I thought. I realized they were there for me, at least at this particular time on this particular day.
Thank you Noelle for inspiring me this morning. You can't imagine the feeling I get when I see someone post about a familiar haunt.
All who pass here, enjoy your day and have Peace.