Fading brown blossoms
Withstanding cold wet winters
Dry withering shapes
Yesterday, I collected a few leftover blossoms from the shrubs and plants along the side of the road while on my morning walk. These scraggly faded flowers have lost their colorful luster of summer and now stand dry in shades of brown and gold. They are fragile and snap off their dead stems and branches when picked. With their lustrous colors of summer gone, their beauty has not disappeared but instead blends into the subtle landscape colors of nearby native evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs.
(I may have finally written a successful 5 7 5 syllable haiku. Let me know if I need improvement. Thank you.)