four o'clocks

Four O’Clocks, Getty Images

Awake you, Beauties,

In night’s breezes you will sway,

dancing night away.

Ronovan, my haiku this week does not include the words “open” and “closed.”  When I saw the words, I thought of four o’clocks, then my mind went down a different track.  And sure enough I went astray.  😀  But I liked where your prompt took me, so I’m submitting anyway.




About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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12 Responses to EVENING JOY

  1. pranabaxom says:

    Where is your focus Oneta?
    Not that I mind the digression. Well done. But dancing all night? When will it close?

    • oneta hayes says:

      Four o’clocks open near sunset and close a bit after sunrise. I’m sure you know that so I am missing something – just don’t know what.

      • pranabaxom says:

        Oneta, I do not pride myself about my ignorance of plants and flowers.
        I was just curious that if it dances the night away, when does it close. Now with your explanation I do remember a flowering plant, of course the Assamese (Axomiya) name only, in our house during my childhood that had the same characteristic. But as far as I remember it was red or purple in color.
        Hey, I said well done before the “closing” remark😀

        • oneta hayes says:

          Yes, you did and thank you. When I looked for my free image, I was surprised to see how many colors were illustrated. There are many beauties. The grow from dropped seed. I pull out a lot because the bush is large and over 4 or 5 plants can be overbearing if not controlled in my space given for them. I think the blue one look a lot like morning glories which open and close just opposite of the four o’clocks. Open in the morning and close midday at my location.

  2. Ronovan says:

    The blooms are a boogying down.

  3. Four o’clocks were my dad in laws favorite flower. He grew them every year when they lived on the farm.

    • oneta hayes says:

      I did some weeding today and pulled dozens of little plants. They were thick from seeding last year. They are beautiful in the evening shade. But they are asleep by the time I get up.

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