As I enjoy these last few weeks in my garden, I am reminded of this poem I wrote in 2013. Much has changed in my life since then, but the way I enjoy my flowers the most at this stage in the season, remains unchanged.
Hope you enjoy the little floral photo shoot I did this morning instead of organizing my house after a few busy weeks here at casa de Stephens! How can one not ignore chores when there is such beauty to behold right at her fingertips?
I was so excited to see my 4’Oclocks, blooming! They are the Morning Glory shaped flowers that are blue with the yellow and white throat pictured below.
I started them late, like, in June or later, from seed, and they had a rough beginning, and were almost devoured by caterpillars, suffered drought, extreme heat, and neglect while we were on vacation, but they persevered! So excited to see these colors together!
Never caught up
The more work you get done.
The more work you make up.
Where did the time go?
Where was it spent?
Tree leaves are falling
On my cement.
Zinnias are gorgeous.
Morning Glories are glorious
One Glory survived,
Now we’re victorious!
The one that survived
and beat all the odds:
Vine chewing rabbits
Seed eating birds
Sprout stomping dogs
My childrens’ feet
Not one of these were able to defeat.
Could not defeat this defiant Morning Glory
This lovely blue flower
That gives me satisfaction and power.
The power to see
That all this work:
That all this work is never done.
That all this work can be quite fun
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