Haibun: March Dandelions

From My Garden

March can be unpredictable here in the desert southwest. Mornings and evenings are cool, days are mild. By midday, I am changing clothes from sweatpants to shorts, and then by sundown, back to sweatpants. Evenings are perfect for a dip in the hot tub, and for my crazy Viking husband, a cold plunge into the pool. All too soon, we’ll be missing these perfect spring moments. The heat will roar across the desert, sending sizzling waves into the trembling air.

wet winter, spring blooms
tiny dandelion spikes
push through the damp earth

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

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37 Comments on “Haibun: March Dandelions

  1. I lived in Southern CA for a decade, moving in from the forests of WA state; summers were just too hot; winter was perfect, keeping down the smog.

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  2. so lovely to read how March is in your part of the world, i recall my days working in Nevada, I was always prepared for a change in the weather. March was finicky indeed!

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    • It is Toni. And the dandelions I have growing in my garden this year are none like I’ve seen before. Little tiny yellow flowers on a very tall straight stalk. They are so lovely and their tufts are no bigger than my little finger nail.


  3. Everything changes…eventually. Speaking of change, I like your new profile picture and the look of the blog. Somehow though, I am no longer following you. Will rectify that.

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  4. I do remember 120+ degree days in Phoenix many years ago when I had to travel there for a few weeks of work. I can still remember going in and out of the air-conditioned office building. Awesome experience. Spring sounds like a wonderful time.

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  5. Love the photo Linda, and the haibun was an enjoyable read, with excellent haiku ending! I lived a year in Tucson, so I relate to the rhythms of the weather you describe. Beautiful type of magic in the desert. I used to imagine I would end up in Sedona amongst the red rocks. We were always invited to display and sell in their October juried art festival. But alas, I have chosen Seattle, and my grandson. No regrets! 🙂

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  6. Sounds like desert weather does what it wants when it wants. Keeps you on your toes:)). Love that last line.

    I was in Sedona last year for the first time last year, so different. Amazing! Can’t wait to go back.


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