I was just on a friend’s blog today and for the month of February she made writing prompts for the 29 days and I chose to write about the two of these 1) Winter Garden and 5) Banana River. I hope y’all enjoy my haikus and my quotes. Please comment and tell me your thoughts. My Dear M, I’m back!

My Haikus

1.) Have you ever read

Winter Garden by the bestselling

author Kristin Hannah?

2.) Winter Garden is

a city located in the

state of Florida.

3.) The Winter Garden

Theatre is located in

New York City, NY.

4.) Have you heard the new

song “Winter Gardens” by the

band The New York Room?

5.) Her elder sister’s

wedding ceremony was held

at Winter Garden.

1.) Banana River

is a 31 mile lagoon in the

state of Florida.

2.) Her friend lives in an

beautiful estate on the

Banana River.

3.) Banana River

by Barbara Marriott is an

interesting book.

4.) Banana River

is named for wild bananas

that grew near its banks.

5.) My friend’s wedding was

at the Banana River

Resort in Florida.

Some Quotes about Winter, Gardens, Banana, and Rivers

“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.”

~ Anton Chekhov

“I came into Chicago in winter – I’d never been so cold in my life! I was very homesick, and a poor student at that time. America seemed so different and so filled with amazing things – and almost all of them were out of my reach.”

~ Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

“The winter period between September and March in this country, when land sits fallow and is subject to topsoil loss, we could be enriching the soil and growing all the biomass we need to replace imported gasoline.”

~ Vinod Khosla

“Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.”

~ Willa Cather

“I have always wanted to be a gardener, and I love the time I spend in my garden.”

~ Pawan Kalyan

When I’m in my 50s, I kind of think I’ll want to be in a garden.”

~ Taylor Swift

“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.”

~ Thomas Jefferson

“I adore gardening and plan to take it up properly when I have a bit more time on my hands. Until then, I love pottering in garden centres. I’m totally low maintenance. I don’t ask for fancy plants, just basic, long-lasting shrubs that look nice. But I am particular about flowers.”

~ Shilpa Shetty

It so fascinates me how we always laugh when somebody falls on a banana peel, how comedy and injury are often so interwoven. I’ve always been a sucker for that.”

~ James Lapine

“I love aloe vera, and I apply a lot of fruit and vegetable pulp as masks on my skin – fresh tomatoes, banana, avocado – anything that is around me.”

~ Kirti Kulhari

“Without hurting anybody, we all tend to laugh at others’ discomfort. When someone slips on a banana skin and falls it’s funny.”

~ Shah Rukh Khan

“My next book’s title is going to be, ‘I Have One Foot in the Grave and Another on a Banana Peel.’”

~ Teri Garr

“I wrote ‘The River’ practically trying to rip off every lick that James Taylor had, so it was neat to hear him sing those lyrics because that’s who inspired you to write them.”

~ Garth Brooks

“I think the kind of landscape that you grew up in, it lives with you. I don’t think it’s true of people who’ve grown up in cities so much; you may love a building, but I don’t think that you can love it in the way that you love a tree or a river or the colour of the earth; it’s a different kind of love.”

~ Arundhati Roy

“Whatever be the qualities of the man with whom a woman is united according to the law, such qualities even she assumes, like a river, united with the ocean.”

~ Guru Nanak

“I like the evening in India, the one magic moment when the sun balances on the rim of the world, and the hush descends, and ten thousand civil servants drift homeward on a river of bicycles, brooding on the Lord Krishna and the cost of living.”

~ James Cameron

February Writing Prompts