Here we are again! Today is “G” Day!
I thought and thought and thought about what I should write about for “Letter G” and finally settled on GARDENING……….I hope you like my offering for this Thursday’s Poetic exercise!
Beautiful smells as I cruise by
The perfumed air rising to the sky
The busy bees stop by to dip
Into the blooms to take a sip
When I was young and a butterfly came
I couldn’t resist it – like a moth to a flame
I’d watch and wait and would take a chance
To catch it and do my happy dance!
I’d proudly carry my pretty prize
To Mom who gave me her “critical eye”
So I’d let it go – it would fly away
And I’d start my game again the very next day!
When I was younger (and so was Mom!) we used to have BIG gardens full of flowers in our back yard…………….Mom had to work hard to keep them pretty – watering, fertilizing, planting, moving, raking, weeding…………and I would sit with her in the shade and watch. We no longer have big gardens because it was just too much work (and the deer decided to eat everything in sight anyway once they discovered the “buffet”) so now we have porch and deck gardens. I still watch the butterflies come and go but now even if they practically land right on my nose, I don’t try to catch them. Mom and I just sit and watch as we get our visitors to what gardens we have – bees, butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, praying mantis, and we enjoy seeing Mother Nature’s critters enjoying our gardens too!
Yesterday my Mom and Dad deserted me for the WHOLE DAY – they drove up to the mountains – just a bit less than an hour away – to Skyline Drive. I’ve talked about it on my blog before and shown photos but Mom DID take a few yesterday……………Mom said as she sat on the overlook wall where the wildflowers were growing she saw LOTS of bees and even the occasional “mountain butterfly”………………..seems Mother Nature sprinkles her beauty from mountains to valleys to MY BACK YARD!!!!
NEXT Thursday is “H” day…….maybe “Happy”?????
Have a HAPPY Thursday!
See you NEXT Poem Day?