July 21, 2009

See how my garden grows...


Slowly, gently, multicolored blooms appear
Peppering the air with a sweet fragrance,
Ripening buds, on each a dewdrop, a tear
In which the sun's rays perform a dance.
Nature's way of showing that she can
Govern herself without the help of man.

Sunny days now bring about the heat
Unveiling her powerful force of re-birth,
Moving, with a pulsating yet gentle beat,
Man and beast and all else on Earth,
Ever forward and yet following the call
Recorded at the beginning of it all.

And then her vital force begins to weaken
Unable to sustain the original pace,
Trembling as if by some disease stricken
Unsure of its will to complete the race.
Maimed, weak, and ravaged by time
Nature still retains her dignity sublime.

When the struggle ends and all seems lost,
Into the dark realm of death Nature slips
No cry is heard, no counting of the cost,
Total silence is all that escapes her lips.
Earth, too, doesn't mourn nor does it weep
Realizing Nature isn't dead, but just asleep.

Slowly, gently, multicolored blooms appear
Peppering the air with a sweet fragrance ....


Kristina P. said...

I am sure that dinner at your house is awesome!

Emily Anne Leyland said...

hahaha...you know it! ;)

Alyson | New England Living said...

I need to do that! Come visit me and show me how. :)

CrzySoapLdy said...

I am so jealous! Its been so hot here that most everything I've planted has dehydrated without needing a machine. I only wish I had so many great fruits and veg growing, and your pics are fab!

Emily Anne Leyland said...

Haha Alyson. I would love to. Seriously it was soooo easy. I planted seeds and watered them. That's it! Do it next year for sure.

Shawna- I had to be very diligent in watering every day or else mine would have done that too :)

* said...

Lovely. The watermelon is picturesque...and I don't even like watermelon. ;)

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I never was blessed with the green thumb... I'm totally jealous looks so scrumptious!

Darci said...

Look at you, Mrs. Greenthumb! It is quite rewarding and so tasty to have your own garden.

Carolyn said...

Precious pictures of your garden... I too love vegetable gardening so much... Interesting post!!