Saturday, March 7, 2009


Wild violets grow beneath a lilac tree. They bloom at the same time. Moss on trunks of maple trees, festooned with tiny flowers. I had to put my eyes right up to the moss to see them. Gnarled trunks. Lilies of the valley alongside the house. Indian paint brush, black-eyed susans, daisies, asters and buttercups growing in the fields. Golden rod in the fall - the fields ablaze! A flowering quince - rich and complex, deeply hued, like a bush in a Renaissance painting. A bed of peonies. Flowers planted in order of height: blue bells, forget-me-knots, sweet williams, phlox, and then an honor guard of gladiolas. Dandelions. What symphony....

1 comment:

Christopher Merrill said...

So pleased you started a blog! Wonderful.

Chris Merrill