June 26, 2022

All the reproductive parts of Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia humifusa) on full display in this June flower.

Concupiscent

A pragmatic word

Hiding passions, desires in

Four stern syllables


A Haiku Poem – more technically a 5-7-5 poem as traditionally haikus have a cutting word and reference the seasons.

A Vocabulary Poem – I write these poems when I come across words I don’t know to help me remember their definition.

November 14, 2019

Root System Morphology of Oregon White Oak on a Glacial Outwash Soil

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Deep tap root with fire

And poorly drained soils, gravel

Creates laterals

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Read the Research

A Sciku

November 13

Like the pine needles

Quieting every footstep

On the asphalt path

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A long walk outside

Quiets the noise in my mind

In only moments

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Needled evergreens

Buffer the sounds of the road

The park is peaceful

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Gone from the office

Far from the water cooler

And daily grumbles

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A needed lunchtime escape

Prepared for the afternoon

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(A Haiku Sonnet)

September 23

Urban Gardeners

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Swiss urban green thumbs

Go green for food, social, health

Reasons, wealth matters

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(A sciku Poem)

A poetic synthesis of the conclusions of the research article

“Digging for the roots of urban gardening behaviours”