Flashing Petticoats

Hellebores dance at Nature’s ball
Petticoats flashing

Joining with Ronovan’s haiku challenge (challenge words flash & dance) and Sandra of Wild Daffodil’s photographic challenge (challenge word extra). Thanks to them for hosting and apologies for more dancing blooms!

Extraordinary hellebores dance at Nature’s ball
Hellebores dance at Nature’s ball, petticoats flashing


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24 Responses to Flashing Petticoats

  1. rickii says:

    Your beautiful words hardly need the photo to back them up….but I’m glad it’s there.

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks rickii – and I am afraid I looked up the skirts of several hellebores before I decided which one to use for the phot…;)

  2. So beautiful! I have never seen such pink hellebores before, but then, this year is the first time I have noticed the doubles, or should I say ‘petticoated’ variety. There are some darker ones I have found growing in a hedgerow in my village, I am wondering about trying to collect some seed to see what I get from them. Lively haiku! Do you know David Elland’s book ‘Fairyality’. Your haiku reminds me of that.

    • Cathy says:

      Thnaks Sandra – I can try and collect some seed from mine as well if you like. They take a few years to reach sizeable plants from seed (or plantlet) but then do so when your back is turned!

  3. johnvic8 says:

    Cathy, what an extraordinary color and form on the hellebore. Wow!

    • Cathy says:

      It is a pretty one isn’t it? And yet I tend to overlook it as it is tucked away at the base of the group of 3 silver birches

  4. Brian Skeys says:

    Frilly petticoats!

  5. jazzytower says:

    Beautiful!! both words and photos:)

  6. Renee says:

    What a great combo!

  7. Such a lovely haiku and the pictures are beautiful too. πŸ˜€

  8. Roz Hill says:

    So well put together Kathy, fabulous subject, idea and haiku.πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ’™β€οΈ

  9. homeslip says:

    Amazing colour and form on the hellebore (nothing shy and muted here) and your brilliant haiku dances your photo into the next dimension. Wonderful Cathy, thanks.

  10. Fabulous haiku. The hellebores are dancing up a storm here too.

  11. That’s lovely and such a good strong pink.

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  13. Plantaliscious says:

    Love it, and so true.

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