Sunday, July 25, 2021

Weaving Their Way


Was it worth while to paint so fair
Thy every leaf - to vein with faultless art
Each petal, taking the boon light and air
Of summer so to heart?

To bring thy beauty unto perfect flower,
Then, like a passing fragrance or a smile,
Vanish away, beyond recovery's power -
Was it, frail bloom, worth while?

Thy silence answers: "Life was mine!
And I, who pass without regret or grief,
Have cared the more to make my moment fine,
Because it was so brief.

"In its first radiance I have seen
The sun! - why tarry then till comes the night?
I go my way, content that I have been
Part of the morning light!"

~ Florence Earl Coates ( 1850-1927 )

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Sunshine Lovers

Over the years, we have grown red Canna Lilies.
Last year my daughter shared her yellow variety with us, bringing a spot of sunshine and color.
Their tall majestic foliage and colorful blooms add interest to the garden, demanding their own space and attention.
A deer fence had to be erected, since they seem to love them, just as much as we do *sigh*.


Monday, July 12, 2021

Gone But Not Forgotten

An entire year has passed since our beautiful Oliver lost his battle with Bobcat Fever.
I miss him with a passion.
I glance out of my kitchen window everyday and see this handmade reminder of his favorite sitting spot.
I'm convinced his snoring is still heard throughout the night.
And Tom-Tilly spends her days waiting for his return.
Rest easy my sweet boy.