Friday, August 1, 2008

Garden Bloggers' Muse Day - August

Carolyn over at Sweet Garden and Home Chicago has started the poetry circle of Garden Bloggers' Muse Day. On the first day of the month. If a muse takes hold of you please join us by posting on your blog a poem and then go to Carolyn's blog and leave a comment so we can all enjoy your muse.

When I see this ocean of lavender monarda I am so entertained by all the bees, wasps, butterflies that are drawn to it as I am.
Emily Dickinson must have had such a muse. She always has something to say about most everything in the most interesting way...

South Winds jostle them-

Bumblebees come -

Hover - hesitate -

Drink, and are gone -

Butterflies pause

On their passage Cashemere -

I - softly plucking,

Present them here!


  1. Perfect "Emily" for today! Actually, she's perfect for anything to do with nature, isn't she? Great shots of the bee and butterfly.
    I hope my little Monarda eventually get as big as yours:)

  2. Wonderful post! Love the words the bees the butterfly..on I love it all!
    Enjoy your weekend..hugs aNNa

  3. That monarda looks fab! Mine is starting to mildew and flopping all over the place...

  4. If she wasn't talking about Monarda she should have been. Your bees and butterflies are beautiful. What a day brightener.

  5. An utterly perfect posting, Lisa! I loved it.

  6. That is a beautiful, healthy bed of monarda. I'll bet you are entertained every day by the little visitors.

    Excellent poem Emily had a love and understanding of nature. I never really appreciated her until I became a gardener.

  7. I love Emily, she could really capture the essence of nature.
    I really like your post.

  8. Perfect photos for the perfect poem. I love the butterfly shot especially.

  9. Dear Lisa,
    Garden Blogger's Muse Day is a charming idea! Often a poem will pop into my mind and stay until I write it down.
    The female Tiger Swallowtail, in her black dress, is gorgeous! Beautiful stand of Monarda.
    Last year the bees and the butterflies loved mine. This year only bees.
    Happy August and
    New Sunflower Moon!

  10. Oh Lisa that was absolutely fact I read it and looked at the photographs three times....wonderful.....

  11. Lisa, Love the sea of lavender and all the wonderful living creatures that are attracted to its beauty too. Always enjoy Emily as've put them together perfectly.
    Meems @Hoe&Shovel (btw, blogger has made a big boo-boo and since yesterday many of their hosted blogs cannot be accessed... mine is one of them so it gives me a chance to visit around more :-0).... Have a great weekend.

  12. Lisa,
    This is a wonderful poem. And the photos are great. Thanks for sharing these and for the scoop about the new poetry activity. God bless.

  13. What a great, fitting poem... and what lovely monarda! How do you keep it from getting all mildewy?

  14. Yes, I had to give up on monarda, but I love yours!

  15. Geez, these monarda are gorgeous!!! Love how the poetry goes so well with the photos!

  16. You combined words and photos perfectly for this post, Lisa - the sea of monarda picture is lovely.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  17. what a beautiful picture of Monarda - this is so great plant for the garden. I love the scent, that entire plant is producing :)
    and owww... butterfly... it is so dignified :)


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