This Sunday morning I wanted to welcome you to the week through Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday theme prompt – pick a flower!
Traditional Haibun © 2021 Marsha Ingrao
Golden beauties glow Catching sunlight in petals Close at night to store
We thought we’d have to leave behind our glorious California flower when we moved to Prescott, Arizona.
Lining the entrance Gold poppies welcome us home Beaming, cheery spring
The previous owners in our condo planted these carefree smile-makers. Their upstairs neighbors hated them glowing at the bottom of the stairs, and sprayed them with weed-killer.
Persistent joyful Overcoming obstacles to garner more sun.
“Who hates a flower?” said Mark, the new neighbor upstairs when he heard the grumpy story. The sour one is gone. Precious poppies survived to reign over the dry earth with the glee of victory.
Also posted for Cee’s FOTD.
Why I Chose the Haibun
A journalist at heart, the Haibun gives me the chance to explain the back story.
Tip: Editing Pictures without Photoshop
This morning I read the list of block types. Editing pictures is a snap. Last month, for Becky B’s BrightSquare Challenge, I struggled to make pictures exactly square in Photoshop Elements 15. I would get between 1-10 pixels off unless it luckily snapped into place. With the block editor you don’t even have to try.
It did not add a watermark and when I cropped it, the old watermark was either cut in half or disappeared.