In guarded gardens, flowers grow
ordered, only the fittest fit–
tethered and trellis-trained
conserved, cared for, chromatic beauties
we pay to see
this oasis between highway deserts.
Yet, the unguarded blooms, guileless,
through buzzed bees and birds’ peck,
specks drop, imbed, again.
Wildflowers and plants, West Deptford, NJ
For dVerse,where Victoria asks us to write about gardens in a quadrille. Top photos are of a trip to Longwood Gardens one February about 10 years ago on my husband’s birthday. We had a freak warm spell with temperatures in the 70s F by the afternoon. It snowed the next day.
I’ve been doing lots of walking, and I often take pictures of the wildflowers growing all around my part of the world.