ornamented joshua

Yucca with Ornaments - Tanka

ornamented joshua

stout gymnospermous?
Yucca brevifolia
bedecked with trinkets!
does it make a difference
when it's time to celebrate?


I found this on Dawn Road, in Rosamond, CA 93560, USA
Coordinates – 34° 54′ 12″ N 118° 09′ 51″ W

Some people might refer to this as the middle of nowhere.

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Prompt: festive

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Picture Credit:  Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2011 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please.

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on December 24, 2011, in D’verse Poets Pub, I Saw Sunday, Poetry, Sunday Scribblings and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 33 Comments.

  1. not at all…its the spirit that counts…and the tree kinda looks like a reindeer…merry christmas!!!!

  2. honestly..i think we should celebrate far more often than we do.. wishing you a merry christmas tammy

  3. Very Festive!!!

  4. Beautiful! I always enjoyed the unique tree decor in CA! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

  5. Thank you for the decorated Joshua photo I love the unusual for almost any season or reason.☺. I have lights and one ornament…forgotten by my granddaughter when she moved…on my scheffera plant that reaches almost to the ceiling.
    I wouldn’t have done it this year, being alone, but I knew it would please her !

    Season’s greetings from Downeast Maine

  6. No it doesn’t make a difference – its time to celebrate ~

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ~


  7. Delightful verse!

    Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

    And thanks so much for your fun contribution to last week’s Limerick-Off!

  8. What a wonderful picture. 🙂

    Love your words too!

    Thanks for sharing this with I Saw Sunday. x

  9. the odder the better….tradition has a way of locking us in and away from golden moments


    btw…I dig coordinates…a lot!

  10. Wonderful tanka Zongrik, thank you for sharing, Merry Christmas!

  11. I really like the questions this asks. Simplicity for me is the most beautiful. I do love a decorated tree, but isn’t natural just or even more beautiful. The brevity of the poem speaks to that as well. Happy Holidays.

  12. Lovely verse and it is a festive tree.

  13. It’s the spirit that counts. Though wine will carry the day too.

  14. great insights, well done.

  15. Not at all. Hope you are enjoying the season.

  16. I like the thumpy celebratory meter! Happy holidays!

  17. When the spirit moves to be decorative, then is the right time! Like the Joshua tree! Lovely!

  18. Just love it. I’ll be looking for it next week on my way down! Happy New Year, Bat-Ami.

  19. No, it makes no difference at all…the tree doesn’t care one bit! May the coming New Year bring you peace, Bat-Ami.

  20. Simply lovely!!
    Happy New Year!!

  21. How does it matter!

    Wishing You Merry Christmas
    And A Very Happy New Year with Lots of Love, Peace & Joy!

  22. That beautiful adorned yucca … I like it. Happy 2012. A hug.

  23. Shalom! Could that be the “Chanuka bush”?

    So interesting about your name. Bat-Ami, are you really in aerospace engineering?! My daughter is teaching that now at UNSW in Sydney.

    Have a good new year.

  24. thats a beautiful find and lovely capture!

    Wish you and yours a super 2012!

  25. Hello.
    Everyday is a celebration for me…a celebration of life.
    Nicely penned. Like the image too.
    Thanks for sharing & visiting. Appreciate the comment.

    Xanadu: This Lush, Tropical Garden

  26. Great shot.
    Wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year.

  27. Good idea looks very pretty !

  28. what a great post – i agree – it matters little how we celebrate, so long as we do…

  29. great write and great picture to go with it.

  30. The tree doesn’t look so lonely anymore after all these hangin’ trinkets! it calls for a celebration!

  31. Great shot and wonderful Christmas tree!
    Thanks for sharing. And thanks for your visit and kind comment;o)
    Wishing you all the best for the new year!

    ♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥HAPPY NEW YEAR♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥

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