Posts tagged “flowers

Postcards from August

Cone you feel it?

Summer is coming to a beautiful end.

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Golden days

End in golden hays (and a dog purveying his kingdom).

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The bees make even

The humble onion flower bee-utiful.

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Our walk ends with

A dewy heart.

Summer is leaf-ing – and so are my bad puns!

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Summer sweets

I haven’t had time to upload and go through my holiday photos yet,

So thought I’d share what makes summer so special.

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It can be a stunning swan sunset,

Or a bee pollinating a poppy.

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It is the discovery

Of flowers wearing wigs,

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And the pink fireworks

Of an onion flower.

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And Skywatch too.


Frozen

I haven’t been walking down to the lake that often

As the path is treacherously icy;

But when we do make it down there, Ruby is Queen of all she can see.

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Splashes of purple

Look like frozen ribbons

Declaring ‘It’s not spring yet.’

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No matter how much we pine (get the pun?)

For warmer times, we just have to appreciate what we have.

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Iced

Spring on ice is a lovely performance

With frozen splashes of purple,

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Iced over buds of yellow

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And the green candles of evergreens

Decorated with nature’s lights of ice.

(As you can see, we’ve have had some cold weather this week.)

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Spring bubbles

Before summer got into full swing over here,

Simson and I went out one early, dewy morning

To enjoy the happy suns of daffodils;

Daffodils

Dewy bubbles

On purple baubles

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And the vibrant splash

Of sunny silken petal.

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It was hard work for Simson to lie still

And watch me —

Just look at the concentration on his face!

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Crocus, rejoicing

Spring rejoices in the crocus —

Covering her with ice on those cold April mornings.

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Spring comes dressed

As a single purple flower;

Single

In a happy group

Of colours;

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Or in a trio

Of petals and shadow and beauty.

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Lemon drizzle

One of the delights of having an early frost

Is that you can capture both frost and colour:

This is one of my favourite photos from October.

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The lemon tones

Were repeated in this frosted yellow beauty

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While the late autumn cone flowers

Danced in icy tutus to the music of the wind.

There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good.  ~ Edwin Denby

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Fairy faces

Orchids! Don’t you love them?

They are flowers, but so much more.

These are known as Moth Orchids (Phalaenopsis) —

Winged

Although I think

They look more like purple-veined hummingbirds

Looking for honey than flying moths.

Birds

Up against the blue sky,

They regain their luminous wings of petals…

Into the light

But, if you lean in and take an intimate look,

You might be lucky enough to see the face of a fairy.

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I’m out and about at a charming summer cottage by the sea this week, so may be a bit late in getting around to visit you all.


Field of wishes

As I lay on my stomach trying to photograph

The lovely way the dandelions catch the evening light,

I thought to myself:

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What do you see?

A weed —

Or wishes?

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Suddenly, the wind blew

And the tiny wishes

Floated away, like sparkling fairy dust.

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Smell the flowers

Summer is here with its sun, its rain

And its beauty.

Time to enjoy the present, be outside more

And smell the flowers.

(This means I might not be able to visit you at the weekend.

But, as always, your warmth and comments are always much appreciated.)

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