Vase of Flowers #Haiku

Vase of Flowers #Haiku


I don’t know who the artist was who arranged these fresh flowers in a ceramic vase-of-sorts. But I do know I was drawn to photograph and draw it.

My favorite kind of art is that which is beautiful and unpretentious.

And this reminds me of Jesus whose name is the most beautiful one in the universe.


on a garden bench

a vase of flowers displayed

a work of art

~ wlm


Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8 KJV


Blessings ~ Wendy Mac

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

Morning Glories Haiku

morning glories

Morning Glories Haiku


morning glories

freshly opened today

new mercies

~ wlm


My husband and I took our grandson to a local park one Saturday and noticed the morning glories were blooming. I didn’t have my big camera with me, so we returned the next morning to find fresh ones basking in the sunshine. Painting them was a labor of love. I suspect God loved creating flowers because He knew we would enjoy them so much.


I am making everything new! Revelation 21:5 NIV


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

Trumpeter Swan Haiku


wintering swans

enduring all seasons



This Trumpeter swan haiga (watercolor pencil painting)

was inspired by a photograph I took of a pair of swans I saw at a local park.

My husband and I have walked through many seasons together since 1983;

we hope to see many more winters, springs, summers, and autumns

side by side.


All Seasons Blessings ~ Wendy

Birdhouse Vacancy Haiku


birdhouse vacancy

while tenants fly southward

and trees tough it out



I must confess that as December approaches,

I daydream about overwintering someplace warm and sunny.

But I’d miss my family and friends.

Warm Blessings ~ Wendy