flowers, poetry, photography

Flower Lover

Flower Lover ~ roses are red violets are blue my garden is dead and I’m missing you ~ grand feasts for my eyes memories of former glories flowers, buds, and butterflies alive with grand stories ~ with your spring arrival come water, magic, and light nature’s colors gone viral I shall revel in delight ~…

yellow coneflowers, poetry

Perennial Rockets

Perennial Rockets   yellow coneflowers setting the prairie aglow rockets of desire ~ The Yellow Praire Coneflower is a native of the Great Plains which can reach heights of 5 feet. The cheerful petals that sweep backward from the center cone bloom from May to September. This is another stunning image taken by my friend Gayle…

flowers, poetry

Blue Eyes

Blue Eyes ~ ladies in the field shades of blue and yellow shine nature’s medicine ~ My friend Gayle’s wonderful photo inspired me to write a poem. And Blue Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium) added her cuteness to the mix. She is a perennial wildflower with grass-like foliage and star-shaped blue petals. May beauty fill your soul…

Wall of Beauty

Wall of Beauty ~ cascades of flowers beauty fills the garden wall inviting us home ~ This local tea shop has a beautiful garden patio area for patrons to enjoy. I guess it helps when you share space with a plant shop! The plant shop has filled the patio with buckets of plants and trees,…

flowers, bashful. poetry

Bashful Briar

Bashful Briar ~ sensitive briars whose leaflets quake at your touch tender connections ~ Yes, this beauty really is the blossom of a plant called the Sensitive Briar (Mimosa microphylla). The smooth-leaf Sensitive-briar is a member of the pea family with leaflets that are sensitive to touch and fold up upon contact, at night, or during…

love, poetry, puffs

Puffs of Love

Puffs of Love ~ white puffballs of love silken tendrils glimmering swaying in the sun ~ I have no idea what these plants are. I discovered them growing in a field near work and fell in love with their soft fuzzy tops, similar to a dandelion top, but the plants stand almost 3′ tall. Enjoy!…

lillies, poetry

Birthday Blessings

Birthday Blessings ~ pistols on alert silken petals call softly sweet whispers of love ~ The lilies are back in full bloom, glowing with vitality and stirring my passion just in time for my birthday. I turn 60 today and am not sure how I feel about it. Thankfully, I have my health and passions…