Saturday, July 3, 2010
The first blooms of summer are shy, dewy-faced maidens. They dance over the hills in ruffled gowns the colors of a sunrise
into a crazy-quilt garden that hums heavy with bumblebees.
A few weeks later, and the field has grown~
The maidens' colors are duskier, like an afternoon rain. Milkvetch blooms are cloudy white
or the shades of sweet, new grass
or as dark as ripe berries.
Pink milkweed is an otherworldly beauty. Her pink-veined leaves are velvet like a lamb's ear, her blooms are from faeryland.
Bindweed, a morning glory, winds and twirls her creamy skirts through the field
and copper mallow leaves a dainty trail.
A few weeks more have passed~
The field is drier now, and rustles like a grasshopper's wings.
These ladies wear a weathered calico, sun-colored and
sun-faded, a spray of blooms across the prairie-gold grass.
thistle and Richardson's geranium
yellow salsify, look at that big puff! Make a big wish...
Wishing you a beautiful summer~
at 12:05 AM