Three short springtime poems from my adventures tromping around outdoors this week. Cut After so much grey, brown, white, the smallest green shoots stretch upward in joy. Cringe as an ugly drone sounds, the mower cuts short the spring. Maple Sprouts Delicate small leaves a grove of hopeful seedlings on the forest floor Gatherer A… Continue reading NaPoWriMo Poem 6, 7, & 8
Finally got to my pea patch this past week! On both days! Surviving plants from last year include: some perennial flowers (yay daffodils!), a lavender bush, a sage bush, an oregano bush, rhubarb, and a few strawberry plants. Plus, all the weeds. A few years ago I planted some miner's lettuce and it has out… Continue reading March Garden Update
For this week's photo challenge: Big Leaf Maple trees are prolific producers of flowers and seeds! via Prolific
Continuing with today's garden theme... Tomatoes are red, and strawberries too. Zucchini are green, and blueberries grow true. The purple of potatoes, carrots can grow. Nasturtiums are orange, like the carrots you know. Squash can be yellow, a vibrant hue. So are the flowers of broccoli, too!
In the "better late than never" category, this morning I finally got over to my pea patch garden for the first time this year. Usually I start gardening in early March, there's just been a lot going on and a lot of super cold/rainy weekends. There are a ton of weeds but, thankfully, most are… Continue reading Spring Garden Update
Clouds drift, billow brushing itself lightly on green waking tendrils
For this week's photo challenge: spring flowers awakening! While hated, dandelions are certainly paragons of renewal. It's very difficult to prevent them from popping back up! via Awakening