Category: Summer

old and new flowers

old and new flowers
grow and bloom together
in the gardens

Yesterday afternoon, I heard this poem again (from July 2012).

recollections
of summers gone by
voices on the breeze

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Short Poems for June

thunder
who is the bird
still singing?

Time of Singing – Summer 2006

new leaves
on the birch tree
and on the branch
with no leaves
a robin

gifts of beauty
and simplicity
wildflowers

quiet morning
I measure time
in quiet songs

morning music
bird songs more present
than sounds from the highway

everything must be
perfect for them this year
irises everywhere

summer sun
thrift store bowl painted
with leaves and fruit

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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.

Mandevilla Plant

This beautiful Mandevilla was our Summer 2019 plant by the door. We bought it at The Home Depot in Kohler, Wisconsin. Photo by Karl.