29 Mar 2017
Tags: aros, beauty, buds, daffodils, flowers, grass, potential, roadside, vases
deliberately snapped and scattered.
I gather them, fill my vases, so I at least
can enjoy their fleeting beauty.
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We have some wonderful grassy areas on the corner of our road, in front of our house. At the moment these are full of daffodils. But some low-life yobs seem to take great pleasure in breaking off the flower heads, some just buds, and scattering them. I can’t bear to see them lying on the ground unable to fulfil their potential so I pick them up and put them in vases. Fortunately there are still plenty growing, but everyday more have been scattered.
03 Aug 2016
Tags: aros, bumblebee, flowers, foraging, panniers, pollen
foraging around the flowers,
filling his panniers with pollen.
23 May 2015
in aros, Short Poems
Tags: aros, flowers, garden, green fingers, mess, plants, seeds, tidy, weeds
I love a tidy garden.
Mine always looks a mess;
I haven’t got green fingers
nor take the time I guess.
Oh, the plants are thriving
but so are all the weeds,
can’t bring myself to pull them up
until they’ve spread their seeds.
Their flowers are so pretty
I leave them all too long
and next year twice as many
will round my garden throng!
04 May 2015
Tags: aros, flowers, garden, growth, spring, weeds
Spring’s lush growth
has overtaken my garden;
weeds among the flowers.
23 May 2014
Tags: aros, flowers, plants, weather
Plants growing taller
flowers blooming, despite
13 May 2014
Tags: aros, flowers, grass, showers, spring, sunshine
Sunshine and showers,
lush green grass,
22 Apr 2014
in aros, Haiku
Tags: aros, blue, flowers, forget-me-nots, haiku, rockery, surprise
self-set in the rockery.
My happy surprise.
06 Mar 2014
Tags: aros, crocus, flowers, gems., lawn, rainbow-hued, tiara
A mass of crocus blooms,
rainbow-hued, push through the lawn,
encircling the tree
like a multi-gemmed tiara.
14 Jun 2013
Tags: aros, buttercups, flowers, gold-dust, lawn
scattered across the lawn
17 Oct 2012
in aros, Short Poems
Tags: aros, bloom, flowers, garden, planted, pruned, season, time, weeded
Why do other people’s gardens
always look better than mine?
With flowers in bloom whatever the season,
they’re dug over and weeded, planted and pruned.
I have to admit there’s a simple reason —
it comes down to a question of time.