Sunroot Flowers (Haiku) June 8, 2014

I love flowers … and never know their names. Living in Italy I might know them by a local name, but more often than not, I’ve just never thought to go around asking what they’re called. But these flowers, which I like very much, I can name!  They’re topinambur (to some, Jerusalem artichokes) or sunroot flowers!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

sunroot flowers
delicate in early spring
giants in autumn

dark-eyed beauties
huddled in a patch of green
bees blush happily

Written for Traces Prompt # 9 – A flower is to me

11 thoughts on “Sunroot Flowers (Haiku) June 8, 2014

    • We find them all over the place here and there are the more cultivated ones that people plant and then eat the roots come autumn. The wild ones have scrawing roots though and they look rather gangly. Glad you liked the post!

      Like

      • Oh I did! Very much. And I believe you have cultivated dandelions too for salads but they are much nicer than ours. A friend from Italy, when she moved down here, she would collect them for salads and the village was in shock…haha…but that was in the 60’s…we have evolved a bit more now.

        Like

  1. Pingback: A flower is to me (haibun) Traces Prompt # 9 | Traces of the Soul

  2. Pingback: Yesterday’s Posts – July 9, 2014 | Bastet and Sekhmet's Library

  3. Pingback: TracesPrompt #10 ¬ Travelling log | Traces of the Soul

  4. Pingback: Busy bee (haibun) | Traces of the Soul

in shadows light - walking under weeping pines - spring rain

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.