Category: Wisconsin

Garden Work

I wrote about Karl’s work to remove the garlic mustard in our gardens last year. Looking at the yard this week, I can see that about 90% – if not more – of this invasive plant is gone. A great success so far.

And I can see how the Spring and Summer perennials have more room and are growing well.

The new poem I see today:

rain
daffodils grow and
rest on the wood path

Education note and photo:

Garlic mustard page has more information, at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

This picture of Garlic Mustard is from wpclipart. I am learning a little more each year.

Memory and Hope

As Karl and I walked yesterday, we remembered neighbors who lived here when we bought our home a long time ago. What an honor to have met them. So often, when I read an obituary, there is a story of service and sacrifice. Their humility and kindness. My father was like that too. Veterans who lived to return home. And others who worked and served here. One of my uncles worked on the railroad. My mother was a teacher.

Everyone is needed and important.

And I remember this old poem.

ancient lilacs
cover the graves
Memorial Day

Published in SMILE (edited/published by Joyce M. Johnson); and Humoresque (for the United Amateur Press Association of America, edited/published by Jean Calkins).

And reprinted here first on May 26, 2010.

Photo by Eva Elijas on Pexels.com