Spring:

Rising from the earth,

On a single, nodding stem –

Sweet coltsfoot flower.

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About Basho Barr

Inspired by the great Japanese Haiku master, Matsuo Basho, I try to capture a daily moment in a small but perfectly formed Haiku.
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3 Responses to Spring:

  1. Shutterbug says:

    What’s a coltsfoot flower?

    • Basho Barr says:

      HI there, Coltsfoot is an unusual plant because the flowers appear early in the year, before the leaves. It grows in patches with a single, yellow flower on each stem. The flowers are about 2cm across, with numerous small petals, and are very cheery in February or March when the ground is still quite bare. The scientific name is Tussilago farfara.

      Joy to you, 🙂

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