Posts Tagged summer

Final fruits.

Fewer peppers, eggplants, and tomatoes each time you check,

the last big mess of beans,

the last full tray of romas,

IMG_20160820_125009130

one perfect unexploded chestnut,

and, after a little rain,

the blooms from below

visit us briefly

in the air up here.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Flower surround.

One quick turn around the house,

IMG_20160820_125742541

all the usual suspects

IMG_20160820_130149853_HDR

in quiet riot,

swaying in the soft summer afternoon,

having done everything they need to do,

flush with pollen.

Tags: , ,

Blooming yard.

walkabout, this afternoon, to find deep red with busy bee,

IMG_20160619_180654832

pale red with kanji characters,

poppy world full of self,

rising from a bed thought lost,

IMG_20160619_180145448_HDR

while yellow bush roses,

and blue fingers, which our maidens know by a grosser name,

IMG_20160619_180528764

showing some purple shared, in the same pot

IMG_20160619_180550368

or shared with satiny iridescence

IMG_20160619_180934428

shimmering around a black hole,

in purple waves

IMG_20160619_180953651_TOP

and glitter,


while at rows end, marigold companions


and almost a blooming leaf, twinning stacks climb orthogonally towards sun


and a tannish leaf kind of flowerish

all of which have names that are common
and the uncommon names are all scientific

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Summer color wrap up.

The color’s right, but
I’m not persuaded these can be crabby apples,
half the size of grapes.

IMG_20150816_172454669
White with yellow pollen curls, one shy bee.

IMG_20150817_100438747

White and golden pollen.

IMG_20150816_172137266_HDR

Pale butter yellow, minutes from finishing.

IMG_20150816_172028607_HDR
Halloween orange and pollen gold.

IMG_20150816_172313160

Gaudy glistening glad.

IMG_20150816_172247676

Softly spikey, opening for business.

IMG_20150822_190107401
Spiral down and out, dusted from the day’s work.

IMG_20150816_172342834_TOP
A table treat, just beyond my screen,
table treasure cut.

IMG_20150816_173147784_TOP

Meanwhile, in the grass, sign of summer’s end,

IMG_20150822_185938576
previews colors to come.

Tags: , , , , ,

Getting it done.

They’ve got all summer now,
so you’d think
IMG_20150510_192730257there’s no reason for hurry.
IMG_20150524_202703559But they’ve each signed up for a very particular window.
IMG_20150524_202026448Get it up, get it open, let it down, thank you ma’am.
IMG_20150524_201927774It can be a dirty business,
IMG_20150524_201948270leave you tired, arrayed in droopy fading splendor.
IMG_20150524_202549544Unless you claim the ground that holds you, the air you breathe.
IMG_20150524_202224250Unless you’re lemon balm
IMG_20150524_202301192or peppermint
IMG_20150524_202323055then nothing messes with you,
you’re locked on for perpetuity.

Tags: , , , ,