Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Her Garden.…

Howdee all,

 

Jeff and I are now headed north to Ohio for

The Biggest Week in American Birding

We had a wonderful month at Sickstas and Craigys.

 

Sickstas wonderful garden bloomed around us..

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Encircling us with fragrance and beauty..

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I found this poem and it reminded me of Sicksta and how she likes to roam around her garden and check on her plants..

I don’t know who wrote the poem I found it on this website.

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  Make time for the garden

You have to make time
in your garden,
not only for working
but just to see.
Not only for planting or harvesting
or weeding,

 

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but to smell the freesias,
to look at the new rose leaves
admire the new growth thrusting out
in strong red leaves,

 

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to see the white columbine
blooming behind the flowering quince,
the lavender ageratum at the base of the snapdragons,
the grape leaves bursting from the seams
of last year's vines,

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pink tulips about to open inside green sheathes,
and most amazing of all
the purple orchid sprays in that pot
you thought was dead and dry.

 

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You have to walk through the garden
and say hello to each newly leafing tree,
caress the buds,

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and try to see it whole,
your garden,
or as much as you can-

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how different greens complement each other,
set off the yellows and flame into reds,

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how daffodils and star magnolias
turn dried brown leaves
into background for their spring painting.

 

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So don't go into you garden
looking for weeds,
which will only make you bend down
and miss the point.

 

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Sicksta doing her evening garden walk

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