change of scenery 

IMG_5914mystical forest
trees whistle, sing lullabies
atmospheric change
sweet zephyrs erase worries
bathing only in bright thoughts

Tanka and image by Jennifer A. Fifield

shinrin-yoku: forest bathing (Japanese)

calm reflection 

Jacaranda tree of purple flowerah, I remember!
annual May gray, June gloom
a calm reflection
new lavender blossoms rest
against faded, silver skies


Written by Jennifer A. Fifield

Photo from LuqueStock

Also see the San Diego Union Tribune article, It’s jacaranda season: When purple reigns