all the loveliness.

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queen anne’s lace in august
Passing The Unworked Field
Queen Anne’s lace
is hardly prized but
neither is it idle,
look how it
stands fiercely
on its thin stem,
how it
nurtures its white budlets
with the
gift of the sun,
how it
makes for this world
all the
loveliness it can.
-Mary Oliver

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  1. what a lovely photo — and poem to go with it; well chosen, Beth: you have a gift for choosing the apt quote. I have long been a fan of Mary Oliver. I have a copy of her ‘New and Selected’ at home πŸ™‚

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  2. My dad taught me that a weed is anything growing where you don’t want it. (to which I would add: or you neighbors or HOA don’t want it). My first thought when I saw the picture was “this should be called something-or-other lace.” And sure enough …

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