F is for Flower #AtoZChallenge


F is for flower.

On April 5th, Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie posted Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille.

The theme for that day was Magnolia. Magnolia is a flowering tree. This haiku is dedicated to the magnolia flower.





About Suzanne Gunter McClendon

I am a South Carolina native, but have been living on the Texas Gulf Coast for 17 years now. David and I have been married for almost 37 years. Our children are grown. One is here at home, others are out in the big world doing their "thing". I enjoy genealogy, reading, writing, photography, digital art, fiber arts, cooking and much, much more.
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16 Responses to F is for Flower #AtoZChallenge

  1. David E. McClendon Sr. says:

    What a pretty poem. I love you. Zing! Zing!

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  2. Suzanne, Magnolia flowers are beautiful this time of year and I love your poem to match the photograph. Unfortunately, I believe I missed seeing them in their glow. Everything has been really wild since DH’s retina re-attachment surgery (March 24th). He’s doing well. Right now, his pupil is dilated. We don’t know what’s causing that and his vision is foggy. We suspect the fogginess is related to the surgery, since it’s prone to accelerating the need for cateract surgery. Have a blessed day and when time allows, please join me for Art Sketching Through the Alphabet with the letter “F” for fence, frog, fox, & funny face!

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    • Cathy, I am so sorry that your DH is dealing with blurry vision and that his retina surgery caused a need for cataract surgery, too. 😦 May Our Father heal his eyes completely very soon.

      Thank you. I’m glad that you love my poem. We have a magnolia tree, or what I think is a magnolia tree, in this yard, but I haven’t seen any blooms on it in several years.

      I’m headed over to your post right now. Have a blessed day! 🙂


  3. I used the scent of the magnolia tree in my latest suspense novel, Sworn to Protect, which should be out later this spring or early summer. It is a unique scent that speaks of the south. I love the haiku and the picture.

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    • Thank you. 🙂
      I found that beautiful image on Pixabay. I just realized that I didn’t credit the source (although they don’t require it).
      I think that your idea of using the scent of something in your novels is very interesting.
      Have a blessed weekend. 🙂

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  4. A beautiful haiga Suzanne. I have added your link to the widget.

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  5. 15andmeowing says:

    Magnolias are beautiful, they are my favorite tree. We have one in our yard, but it is not very tall being that we planted it 27 years ago.

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    • Cool. What color are the flowers on your magnolia? The one in our backyard has white flowers, but it hasn’t flowered in several years now.

      I have seen some that are pretty tall, but for the most part, most of the ones I’ve seen are fairly short compared to, say, a pecan tree.

      Have a blessed weekend. 🙂


  6. Vanessence says:

    Oh that glorious magnolia! It’s a heavenly scent! Great haiku to go with it!

    I’ve been looking for a magnolia scent to use in soapmaking, too. 😀

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  7. Vanessence says:

    You’re so sweet to ask. 🙂 I would probably use white, pink, and a little lavender.

    Blessings back to you dear! ❤

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