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in bloom

Saturday, May 18, 2013

. . . in my garden today

lilacs (a huge hedge of them, proper lavender ones)
japonica (bright coral and pale orange)
crab apple (deep pink)
apple blossom
forget-me-not (in sky-blue drifts)
violets, deep purple
tulips, many colours

and there are coming attractions, very soon . . .

early iris
chestnut blossom

There were moments like this
Before I was,
Moments like this will be
Long after I am gone

Seeing this,
Seeing this moment now,
I am content
I am.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MILLIE5522 5/19/2013 3:28PM

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Loved your poem!

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ANNIEONLI 5/19/2013 11:01AM

    I love my garden too...It's my refuge from things where I can talk and things just listen emoticon Post some pics ... I will do the same when things are really going! strong here in NY! emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 5/19/2013 10:00AM


I have magnolias, azaleas, Gerber daisies, hibiscus, oleander, bougainvilla, lantana, day lilies, and many sweet delicate wild flowers (otherwise known as weeds) growing in my yard. Dessert rose will bloom soon. Love them all!!


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CARRAND 5/19/2013 9:22AM

    Lovely, lovely!

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KANOE10 5/19/2013 9:03AM

    Lovely blog. I have my first roses blooming. I am happy also. Flowers bring such joy into our lives.

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BOILHAM 5/19/2013 7:23AM

    Your blog reminds me of my childhood in Connecticut. When the tulips first popped up, I knew winter was truly over. Then came the anticipation of their blooming.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 5/19/2013 6:50AM

    Sounds beautiful and very poetically written.

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PHOENIX1949 5/19/2013 4:41AM

    Pictures ? Sounds beautiful.

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_LINDA 5/19/2013 1:00AM

    WoW! How wonderful that must be! The trees are just starting to bud out in earnest here now. We figure a week and everything will bloom. Some trees haven't even started yet, notably the thunderchild crabs. We walked through an arboretum today and except for the evergreens, it looked pretty pathetic with few leaves on anything. What this place was for was the University's demonstration of every kind of tree and shrub that would grow in our climate. I never have seen so many species of lilacs, really can't wait until they all start blooming.
You paint a lovely picture with words -I will just have to visualize the sights and smells -hmmm.

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PHEBESS 5/18/2013 10:19PM

    Mmmmmmm, lilacs!!!

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DDOORN 5/18/2013 9:28PM

    Ah...thx for the long, deep breath in and exhaling appreciation for all of our cycles...


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MANDELOVICH 5/18/2013 12:30PM

    Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing this Ellen. I can almost be there when I read it!

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ONEKIDSMOM 5/18/2013 12:16PM

    "contento" is I believe the Italian and Spanish version of "happy"... and every time I see the word "content", I sigh happily and a part of my core being relaxes... this happened reading your blog today.

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NANCY- 5/18/2013 12:14PM

    Your descriptions send me to a happy place. :)
Apple blossoms have already gently fallen to the ground like snowflakes. the Dogwood is still in bloom. Yellow dandelions create a nice contrast against the green lawns. Blue skies, puffy clouds, fresh gentle breezes... all have renewed me.

What lovely gifts we have been given.

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MEADSBAY 5/18/2013 10:57AM

    Thank you so much for being you, with your big old open heart.

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DMEYER4 5/18/2013 10:24AM

  this is beautiful. thanks for sharing

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FIRECOM 5/18/2013 10:24AM

    Yes you ARE! Wonderful blog. I can easily visualize your garden.

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