For some time I have been promising Sandra of Wild Daffodil that I will join her in writing a haiku (5-7-5 syllable poem) for Ronovan Writes’ weekly challenge, so when she and a group of fellow bloggers introduced a weekly photo challenge that she linked with her haiku I felt the gauntlet had well and truly been thrown down. Nearly there last week with the haiku challenge words of ‘crystal’ and ‘hope’, I struggled to bring in the photo challenge ‘happy’ and thus failed…
For this week’s ‘vintage’ photo Sandra uses some lovely vintage fabric, making me realise that the double challenge of synchronising haiku and photo words was more of a triple challenge as mine would need to sit comfortably within the ethos of my blog, a blog about plants and gardens and nurturing my soul amongst them. Dorris had a similar thought when she posted her ‘vintage’ photo earlier today.
My first effort is therefore rather tangled, with the vintage garden roller added as an afterthought and not linked to the haiku. The roller was an auction lot from several years ago that no-one else wanted and which has sat patiently in the garden ever since, the handle tied together with non-vintage insulating tape. Being extraordinarily heavy it would take a lot of muscle power to use it for its original purpose but I have occasionally moved it a little way around the paved area when I needed to access the roses and clematis growing through it. This is my first entry for the photo challenge, Sandra!
In the haiku I was intending to show that classic favourite plants will stand the test of time and always be around, despite the freshness and novelty of new plants. If I made it a 4-fold challenge and linked it to my Vase on Monday I could of course have photographed a fresh new bloom in a vintage vase, but I shall pass on that exciting opportunity and just re-post a photograph of the Poet’s Wife, a new rose which will in time become a vintage classic as she is so beautiful. Untangling the knots, here at last is my first entry to Ronovan’s haiku challenge, the challenge words being ‘style’ and ‘fresh’:
Fresh designs flaunted
On the seasonal catwalk
Vintage style endures
Fresh designs flaunted on the seasonal catwalk
On the seasonal catwalk vintage style endures