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...
Bumblebees come -
Hover - hesitate -
Drink, and are gone -
On their passage Cashemere -
I - softly plucking,
Present them here!
Perfect "Emily" for today! Actually, she's perfect for anything to do with nature, isn't she? Great shots of the bee and butterfly.ReplyDelete
I hope my little Monarda eventually get as big as yours:)
Wonderful post! Love the words the bees the butterfly..on I love it all!ReplyDelete
Enjoy your weekend..hugs aNNa
That monarda looks fab! Mine is starting to mildew and flopping all over the place...ReplyDelete
If she wasn't talking about Monarda she should have been. Your bees and butterflies are beautiful. What a day brightener.ReplyDelete
An utterly perfect posting, Lisa! I loved it.ReplyDelete
That is a beautiful, healthy bed of monarda. I'll bet you are entertained every day by the little visitors.ReplyDelete
Excellent poem Emily had a love and understanding of nature. I never really appreciated her until I became a gardener.
I love Emily, she could really capture the essence of nature.ReplyDelete
I really like your post.
Perfect photos for the perfect poem. I love the butterfly shot especially.ReplyDelete
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!
Oh Lisa that was absolutely lovely....in fact I read it and looked at the photographs three times....wonderful.....ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos and poem.ReplyDelete
Lisa, Love the sea of lavender and all the wonderful living creatures that are attracted to its beauty too. Always enjoy Emily as well...you've put them together perfectly.ReplyDelete
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.
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.
What a great, fitting poem... and what lovely monarda! How do you keep it from getting all mildewy?ReplyDelete
Yes, I had to give up on monarda, but I love yours!ReplyDelete
Geez, these monarda are gorgeous!!! Love how the poetry goes so well with the photos!ReplyDelete
You combined words and photos perfectly for this post, Lisa - the sea of monarda picture is lovely.ReplyDelete
Annie at the Transplantable Rose
what a beautiful picture of Monarda - this is so great plant for the garden. I love the scent, that entire plant is producing :)ReplyDelete
and owww... butterfly... it is so dignified :)
Thank you for sharing that poem.ReplyDelete