Category: Summer

Gardens and Seasons

August plants and flowers discover a new home in our yard. Grateful to see goldenrod and new thistle plants. Last year, there were many bees when the goldenrod bloomed.

A few years ago, Karl removed the invasive garlic mustard plants. The Garlic mustard page has more information, at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Some new space was created.

We appreciate the variety of gardens we see in the area, including formal gardens, a few plants by a door, and wildflowers. I learn a little more each year, from the gardens here and blog posts. As I write, I think about holiday lights – the many ways people decorate. A grand display, and then something simple. All works together. The beauty of today, and every month and season.

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wildflowers and fields

I remembered a few poems this week, and searched for them in my Archives today.

wildflowers grow
by fields of corn
words of poetry
uplift my soul
keep me strong

Queen Anne’s Lace
along the roads
missing my mother
she somehow
seems near

July 17, 2014

home from the store
Queen Anne’s Lace
by fields of corn

July 30, 2021

And I am watching the birch tree in the yard.

there are poems
in the clouds and
sunrise

and light seen
on the garage
from the kitchen

and one yellow leaf
on the birch tree

there are always poems

August 31, 2020

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Two Butterfly Poems

Karl saw a monarch butterfly yesterday, in the yard.

home from mailing
poetry notes
monarch butterfly
greets me
at the back door

A poem from my archives, and reprinted at Poems For Bulletin Boards.

bright sunny day
and steadily they go by . . .
monarchs flying south

As Karl said, “Their epic journey.”

This was September 17, 2014.