Blossom Light ~ for Carpe Diem Early Autumn Kigo #294, Ran (orchids) – Haiga

©13 Blossom Light 2 sml 6x



one after another

blossoms drop in the cold light

orchid autumn


Slightly Altered Photograph

My response to prompt #294, Ran (orchids) for the Carpe Diem September 2013 prompts, which are centered around traditional “kigo” or “season words” for autumn.  Ran (orchids) is a mid autumn kigo.

This photo was taken a few days ago. The orchid is in what I call my “orchid closet”—a small space off my kitchen window where I keep several orchids and other plants that like indirect sunlight. This blossom stem has been vibrant for much of the summer. Yesterday I noticed there were only two blossoms left at the tip of the stem. 

September on Carpe Diem has been divided into three different seasons of traditional autumn kigo: Early Autumn, Mid Autumn and Late Autumn. The informative prompt and responses to this prompt can be found on the Carpe Diem Blog.

You are invited to respond to these prompts as well.

Have fun. Explore haiku. Aloha—Rick

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