The weather, this week has been very strange. Yesterday I was able to lay in the hammock. In the last few days we have had below freezing temperatures, but yesterday was almost a summer day. I was able to lay in the hammock for awhile, after stacking firewood. This morning we woke up to 70 degrees. High winds, scary winds, came. Then rain. Then an eerie calm.
I wrote this several years ago during January when we were having blizzard conditions.
I asked my husband what season I am.
He looked intently for a while and said summer.
I knew he would say summer.
The Wild Calls Lazily
As Leo I came into the world, feet first, ready to run
Not roaring, but gently purring into the sun
When freckles are in full bloom
When grass smells it’s sweetest,
And forest’s foliage is at its thickest,
Its narrow path beckoning me into its den
Where creatures take comfort devoid of men
And in the openness ripe vermillion tomatoes hang on the vine
Ochre squash peaks through an umbrella as green as pine
Water trickles into a pond neighbored by parsley, peppermint and thyme
The buzz of a bee and swift hummingbird sprints
Amid a spectrum of hues and scents
Into my porch swing refuge race
All my senses they embrace
While the dogs and cat sleep lazily on
Outward I gaze watching the grass grow
Contemplating the mow
I wake from my dream to see from my window the snow.
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Lovely poetry.And a very pretty photo.
Into the rss feed reader you go! 🙂 What gorgeous vegetation! I think Steve and I have pots of that vegetation that we call “exotics” ;). As horticulturalists we LOVE seeing what other people call their wilderness. Our wilderness is so very different. Steve comes from the U.K. and similar conditions to your greenery but here in Australia it is like another world. Very dry, everything has a hard life and is tough as boots and what grows, does so with a quiet determination that could change the world. We are learning how to fit our ethos (food forest, permaculture, sharing our environment with the native animals etc.) into this 4 acres of slopy, rocky ground and it is teaching us so much in return. We are most certainly learning that we are merely caretakers and that the land will have its way. Lovely post 🙂