shy blooms locked up tight,
the extroverted bells flaunt
and gab ‘look at me!’
The name for Canterbury bells comes from the word campanula which means “little bells”. Though not so little at around 3″ long each, the description otherwise is a good one since the flowers are bell-shaped. They’re an annual , therefore need to be sown each year. Being big, bright, and long lasting with blooms varying in colours of pink, lavender, blue, and white, they’re well worth the little bit of effort they require to keep happy. They’re showiness is not easily ignored.
Thanks Ronovan for choosing two wonderful words for this week’s Haiku Challenge, ‘lock & gab’. Especially challenging when a word has only one meaning to work with.
Thank you Jamie for choosing ‘bloom’ at such a fitting time of year for your 52 Weeks of Photography Challenge.
And thank you to the star of the show, the Canterbury bells, for providing my inspiration.