WKD - lavender


04 lavender END

more rain -
lavender leans
on the stone Buddha

03 Lavender on Buddha

. Deep in lavender
my lavender in 2007

. Buddha and lavender - June 2012 .

. Bumblebee in my lavender


rabendaa ラベンダー lavender
Lavandula augustifolia
kigo for summer
Lavender is not listed in the big saijiki, but it is generally accepted as a kigo for summer.

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The Lavenders
Lavandula are a genus of 39 species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to the Mediterranean region south to tropical Africa and to the southeast regions of India.
Because the cultivated forms are planted in gardens world-wide, they are occasionally found growing wild, as garden escapees, well beyond their natural range.
Lavender flowers yield abundant nectar which yields a high-quality honey for beekeepers.
Chefs in and around Provence, France, have been incorporating this herb into their cuisine for centuries, either alone or as an ingredient of herbes de Provence. Lavender lends a floral, slightly sweet, and elegant flavour to most dishes, and pairs beautifully with various sheep's and goat's cheeses.
English lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, yields an essential oil with sweet overtones, and can be used in balms, salves, perfumes, cosmetics, and topical applications
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yume hitotsu kanaishi kesa no rabendaa

one dream at least
came true - the lavender
of this morning

Tashiro Toshi 田代登志
Tr. Gabi Greve


tension headache
different bees work
the lavender bush

Alan Summers

1. Six Years of Simply Haiku: Retrospective Selections 2003-2008,
(Eleven Themes) Selected by Richard Gilbert Spring 2009, vol 7 no 1
2. The Haiku Calendar 2004 Snapshots Press ISBN 1-903543-07-X
3. Simply Haiku: September 2003, Vol. 1, No. 3

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The taste of lavender in Japanese food

murasaki 紫 ... the color of lavender in haiku

My Lavender
July 2008

. My Lavender in 2010
waiting for the morning sun

My Stone Buddha
with more haiku

. . . Read my Haiku Archives 2009

01 lavender on Buddha

My Garden in the Rain


early morning
pink clouds
of lavender

Gennady Nov

just before dawn
there's nothing else -
incense of lavender

Hideo Suzuki

- Shared at Joys of Japan, FB, 2013 -




1 comment:

Gabi Greve said...

lavender bush
early afternoon gleam
a blackbird's beak

Alan Summers, UK

October 2002 Kukai Results Kigo Theme: Blackbird

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