Morning in the garden. The light so rich and golden. The camera and I went for a stroll. Cats trailed behind.
Being outside most of the day is putting
me into a state of deep enchantment.
A stack of books, my journal, a glass of
ice tea, some old maps.
The occasional neighborhood crime to solve.
Navigating my way through early summer.
One minute at a time.
I like strange poems. I can't help it. Just the facts.
But I feel no sense of duty to deliver the entire poem. Just the part I liked. By that I mean the part that made me go ha-ha-ha.
Compulsively Allergic to the Truth
by Jeffrey McDaniel
I'm sorry I was late.
I was pulled over by a cop
for driving blindfolded
with a raspberry-scented candle
flickering in my mouth.
I'm sorry I was late.
I was on my way
when I felt a plot
thickening in my arm.
I have a fear of heights.
Luckily the Earth
is on the second floor
of the universe.
Elizabeth Freeman says
O M G the paws, they are so amazing. I can feel them against my cheek, REALLY
ohmygosh kittytoes 😀 best things ever… next to those flowery flowers of course! BEEYOUTIFUL.
you have the most amazing garden, I am in awe, I cannot tell a lie my talents in that area suck, and I stay away from planting, but I love looking at others
beautiful flowers maryann. love your new yard. i say this video and immediately thought of you. i’m sure you will love it too.
Hi Mary Ann – Istanbul – wow – how long are you there for. Listen I have spent the last couple of months browsing and hopping and admiring all the beautiful journals that were created in your remains of the day class. It inspired me to start journalling on my own and now I can’t stop. I wanted to know if you have plans to do the course again – I would so love to be involved. Let me know when you have a chance.
Cindy Pestka says
I loved the description of your day meandering about your neighborhood. I was especially curious about solving the occasional neighborhood crime…very “Miss Marple”. I’m also a wee bit envious of your sunshine. Here in Seattle it’s been raining and overcast and cool with more rain and then a few drizzles and then yet more clouds and a few sprinkles followed by brief downpours. The longest day of the year was simply the chance to see more rain by daylight. Thank you for reminding us that sunshine does exist somewhere, if not in the Pacific Northwest….
what are those green arms with pink flowers!?! It looks like a wonderfully herbaceous tarantula sneaking up on Moss Cottage in order to…garden! (well, at least I think so – but it’s been a long, arty weekend here on the North Coast!)
Enchanting, entirely enchanting.
ellen kelley says
Your photos are so wonderful. What I truly value, and what brings me joy, is your love of life; your love of the little things, and of course the big stuff. Many days when I visit here I feel such a happiness in what you value and how you put words, color and intentions to your life; how you shape your being, no matter where you are. It’s a wonder.
Thank you, ellen k.
Ginny Ballou says
Love the poem!!
Great poem! Very fun to imagine!
Love all the flower images – your hibiscus make me drool!
Kitty feet made me smile. Isn’t it wonderful to have a following?
Susie LaFond says
Your floral ‘featurette’s’ just keep getting better and more amazing every day. Your photos bring the flowers right into my home…if I close my eyes, take a deep breath, I can almost feel them brush against my arm as I lean in close to get a little better view. AMAZING…simply AMAZING
Oh my, pale pink, deep pink with a burgundy throat and then little orange pads …my heart is going pitter pat!!
and OH NO! another one… a harlequin, multi colored hussy with red red stamens….COME ON ..
almost ,not quite enough, already, your fleurs ARE gorgeous.
I’m on a hens & chicks roll on the opposite side of the continent..don’t know how to post them…but they are going crazy flowering… also WAY too exciting.
Thank you for sharing your gorgeous hibiscus (yes I saw last weeks too!)