Wednesday, June 15, 2016

what's blooming in my yard right now...

 wild roses
the phlox imposters: wild sweet rocket
and some unknown hedge with tiny white flowers that smell delicious

Mango and DirtyPopcorn love to eat plants... I already learned this the hard way when they ate half the garden plants I started from seed indoors this spring...

 “I remember once walking out hand in hand with a boy I knew, and it was summer, and suddenly before us was a field of gold. Gold as far as you could see. We knew we'd be rich forever. We filled our pockets and our hair. We were rolled in gold. We ran through the field laughing and our legs and feet were coated in yellow dust, so that we were like golden statues or golden gods. He kissed my feet, the boy I was with, and when he smiled, he had a gold tooth.

It was only a field of buttercups, but we were young.”
Jeanette Winterson, The Powerbook

picker of buttercups
And the big bullying daisies
through the field wonderful
with eyes a little sorry
Another comes
also picking flowers” 

“Westley: Hear this now: I will always come for you.
Buttercup: But how can you be sure?
Westley: This is true love-you think this happens every day?
Westley: I told you I would always come for you. Why didn't you wait for me?
Buttercup: were dead.
Westley: Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.
Buttercup: i will never doubt again.
Westley: There will never be a need.”
William Goldman


  1. So pretty. We have all of those and more! Birds and bees love them. xox

  2. Beautiful post Andrea! It really hit a chord with my "inner nine year old." :) The simple beauty and possibility of flowers. . . fields. . . simple love. Beautiful images and delightful accompaniments in words. . . (I added the Powerbook to my to-read list!) Thank you!!