Naturalist Weekly: Micro-Season–Plants Show Their First Buds

This blog from Mark S’s Naturalist Weekly is about the third micro-season, “Plants Show Their First Buds,” of the mini-season of Rain Water. Mark goes on to talk about all the types of plant buds and the differences between them. It is a most informative blog. To read all about buds, check out

After enlightening his readers about buds and then sharing some haiku from Issa, Basho, and other haiku masters, he invited readers to write haiku about buds or young plants.

This pedometer geek writer wrote the following haiku (although the last one is not technically about a plant bud):

the first buds
of the crocus
–lenten moon
~Nancy Brady, 2022

tiny buds on trees
burst into delicate blooms
–sap moon
~Nancy Brady, 2023

the warmth of the oven
makes the buds expand
–baking bread
~Nancy Brady, 2023

To read all the haiku from other haiku poets, check out the comments at the end of his blog.

#haiku #naturalistweekly #pedometergeek

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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10 Responses to Naturalist Weekly: Micro-Season–Plants Show Their First Buds

  1. JC home says:

    Buds on trees, crocus buds painting the coming of spring. Now the bread…I baked three loaves yesterday so the house smelled great. I used buttermilk instead of water. Outside the pollen, sometimes called North Carolina snow, is starting to fall. It’s a green powder that is all over everything. Spring is in the air and you nailed it!

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    • Fresh bread, JC. Now I’m hungry. There’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh bread…unless it is slathered with butter.

      Good luck with the pollen allergies, but happy spring!


  2. Anita Bacha says:

    Beautiful haiku, Nan 💚

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Mark S says:

    Hi Nancy, Thanks so much for sharing your work. A lenten moon, a sap moon, and some bread! Besides spring, there seems to be a food theme here. The lenten moon may be more of a lack of food, but still. Thanks for sharing this great trio! Have a good weekend.

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  4. Jules says:

    Ah… fun… taste buds blooming 😉

    Liked by 1 person

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