After months of tender loving care. Daily checks for snails. Water and regular feeding. Kinds words of encouragement. My sunflower has finally bloomed.
I had high hopes earlier in the summer that this fighter (I lost several to the local snail population) would grow to a great height.
It wasn’t to be.
It’s grown to just over a 1m tall. It’s small for it’s type and it’s a bit raggedy but it has survived and it has flowered. And I love it!!!
Look! Isn’t it pretty?
and it’s met the approval of another local
There’s no denying it….Summer has slipped by all too fast.
The mornings are darker, the evenings are darker, the sun isn’t quite as hot as it was a couple of weeks ago…there’s an Autumnal feel to the world.
However, my patio garden isn’t letting go of Summer without a fight- a colour fight!
Even, Sioux, is still holding onto his Summer “brown rather than black” look.
Till next year, Lady Summer.
I was sitting out in the sun the other day on the bench in the garden looking round. I’d been contemplating this week’s blog topic and already decided on a photo blog inspired by the flowers around me.
I began to think about what words should accompany the photos I had taken. As is my want, I turned to Google and searched “summer poem garden bees butterfly” .
Google came up trumps .
An Evening Hour
Published: April 2011
It was a sunny bright evening, an evening so calm,
The kind of evening that was inviting me with an outstretched arm.
So I decided to spend an hour doing almost nothing,
Sitting and enjoying the best of what nature could bring.
Getting up from my chair, I thought I’d take a stride
Then there was a bumble bee that suddenly came by my side.
There was a kind of music as the bee flapped its wing,
Music so perfect that no one could ever sing.
Walking little further, I spotted a butterfly
Which was hovering over the flowers and then soaring high
And I came to the conclusion as I was on my knees,
Not the richest of queens was dressed like one of these.
My evening hour in the garden was very well spent
And now I know what beauty and music really meant!!
Many An Evening Hour has been spent appreciating the world around me.
“Handle a book as a bee does a flower,
Extract its sweetness
but do not damage it”
Do kindles count?
Watch him for yourself : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2nolCjARQQ
Oh, and in case you were wondering, the book being read is “The People In The Trees” by Hanya Yanagihara (available on Amazon)
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