Thistles in Bloom #Haiku

Thistles in Bloom #Haiku

I wish it were as easy to sidestep grief as it is to avoid the piercing pain of thorns. But God’s beauty is evident everywhere, if we search for it. His comfort is most palatable in the deep places. It’s also when it’s the most precious and appreciated.

enjoying beauty
I sidestep treacherous thorns
thistles in bloom

~ wlm

Art is therapeutic. Nature is therapy. And flowers are one of our Creator’s love languages to us.


The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
Isaiah 40:8 KJV

Blessings ~ Wendy Mac

Purple Clematis Tanka

Purple Clematis Tanka and watercolor artwork by Wendy L. Macdonald for

purple clematis
climbing over the arbor
a resolution
to reach as high as I can
with my creative passions

~ wlm

I’ve begun writing tanka poetry on my Facebook page and decided to try one here too.

Although I’ve enjoyed writing haiku, I love the two extra lines the tanka allows.

This watercolor pencil painting was inspired by a photograph I took in my garden.

Are you aspiring to reach higher with your artwork?

Blessings for 2018 ~ Wendy

The Language of Flowers/Pansy Haiga



a hidden message

within the tussie mussie

thoughts of each other


Wendy / 2016


(The language of flowers/pansy haiga.)

In the Victorian days people didn’t usually speak openly about their romantic interest in another person.

Sometimes they relied on the language of flowers.