with effortless charm and grace
visible in the dappled sun.
Handsome little bird.
A wisp of a tongue, a moment’s rest
I followed closely
as you flew from tree to tree
at last a small pause.
Satisfying an itch
Soft, quiet feathers
So glad you’ve stopped for a rest
and to ease that itch.
Always in style
your feathers are always in style
white tushy, dark eyes.
In honor of my dad, I’ve written haiku to go with his landscape drawings.
Dad painted and drew as a hobby, but he also studied horticulture and worked at a nursery. These drawings are loose pages from one of his sketch book. My parents sold his paintings before we moved to the US in 1966. These are among the few possessions to arrive with us from Canada. I don’t know if he drew them for a class or for a potential client, but I love them dearly.
Many years ago I had one of dad’s landscape paintings professionally framed. It was expensive at the time, so I never thought about framing his sketches. I should frame them now. The thought just occurred to me as I type this. I guess I needed to write this post.
lovely landscapes in pencil
Eric Milner. Dad.
Eric Milner: Garden Design
Art flowed from his hands
May I sit under the tree?
Eric Milner Design: Patio Near Garage
Eric Milner Designs: Planting Pocket
Garden steps and ramps
I’m glad he would never know
Sharon would need one
Eric Milner Designs: Steps and Ramps
storage wall, movable planter
a caption haiku
Carport Patio: Eric Milner Designs
Eric Milner Designs: Zig-zag
Write your own Haiku here.