Category Archives: flowers

may all your weeds be wildflowers.

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imagine my surprise 

when coming home

noticing the landscapers

had mulched and manured and cleaned

my garden

but in doing so

had removed my garden vision

i’ve been nurturing for a while

a huge mix of wildflower seeds

a naturalized garden

most on the cusp of blooming

it was full and lush and green and tall with stems

so full of potential

 the surprise beauty of new flowers

yet to be discovered

 i’m sure they just saw weeds

 were trying to help me by ‘cleaning it up’ 

leaving only what they recognized as flowers

 i so appreciate all of their work

 it’s clear we don’t share the same vision.

 

 

“man is the only critter who feels the need to label things as flowers or weeds.”

~author unknown

flowery language.

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today the water flowers spelled out their words in cursive writing

what do you think they were saying?

 

“can we speak in flowers? it will be easier for me to understand.”

-nayyirah waheed, Salt 

 

 

furstenberg park, ann arbor, michigan, usa –  june 2020

orchid.

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never 

in spite of all efforts

have i been able

to keep an orchid alive

somehow

in spite of a pot cracked 

on the very first day

and

fingers crossed

trying to care for it

this tiny orchid

has survived

 even thrived.

 a surprise new flower emerges.

 

“patience is the art of hoping.”

-luc de clapiers

present.

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kinder collects pretty flowers

picked from the garden

with fairies hiding within

to give to her mom

mom will be so happy

and the fairies will too. 

 

“the fleeting flowers-

which mostly bloom for only a couple weeks-

have long served as spiritual metaphors,

and a reminder to live in the present moment.”

-National Geographic magazine