13 August

if i was a sailor i should wake early and sail the waters  just after dawn

before the day had completely come about

before the sun had risen all the way up into the sky

before the birds had finished breakfasting at the water's edge

I should glide seamlessly across the sea

with hardly a ripple to mark my presence

with hardly a wave to splash against my hull

 when the sun rose higher I would sail back into port

and go about my day as if it was just an ordinary day

with no one save myself to know the mystery of my smile

with no one save myself to know that i had spent the morning 

taking tea with mermaids

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of an afternoon I popped in at the community gardens

zinnias were blooming in riotous masses along the outer edges of the split rail fence

and cornflower bachelor buttons

which are my favorite

scatterings of cosmos intermingled

 a simple flower to carry such an all-encompassing name


"The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff".

 Carl Sagan


  1. Your flowers are so pretty - especially the first -delicate, soft colours and happy too:)

  2. Love the softness of your sailboat image!! Lovely post!

  3. What a beautiful garden . It just spills with joy!

  4. Really beautiful images!!

  5. Beautiful set of pcitures!

  6. The capture of the cosmos...so very precious!

  7. Wonderful photos, exquisite tones in the marina. The pure beauty of these flowers ...!

  8. The colors just reach out and touch....beautiful....

  9. I love these flowers.. it's perfect harmony especially in the second image.

  10. Tea with Mermaids.. I LOVE that.. Your photos are beautiful..


  11. The flower garden photo is beautiful, reminds me of something Monet would paint.

  12. Beautiful! I love the bright colors in the community garden photo and the softness of the single Cosmos - so pretty!

  13. Did you write this poem yourself? I love it. Would it be okay with you if I shared it with my book club friends. Poetry is the theme tonight.

  14. Lovely shots and words.

  15. Superlative...both in images [love the mixture of colors!!!] and the story of the sailor and the secret smile! Did you write that? I am totally impressed.

  16. What a beautiful display of color!

  17. Lovely images and post! The poem is beautiful! Enjoy your week ahead!

  18. Lovely flowers and post! Thank you for linking up to Garden Tuesday.

  19. I just adore zinnias and bachelor buttons -- beautiful!

  20. How beautiful..I love the summer flowers..Thank you for linking into this week's Nature Notes..we are happy to have you...Michelle


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