Saturday, June 2, 2018

Cement Plant Haiku

Butchart Gardens in Winter

This spectacular garden, now a National Historic Site, was begun by Jenny Butchart in 1904, when she decided something needed to be done about the gaping hole left where limestone had been quarried for the family cement business, located near Victoria.

Because of the cement reference, ‘Butchart Gardens in Winter’ was chosen as the haiga to illustrate this haiku.  It is one of a ‘year-round’ series of computer-stylized versions of the watercolour shown on the right.