Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sunday Stroll: July in Bloom

I took a long walk in the easy air of the morning.
The world is in bloom,

In the herb garden, elecampane shines like a small sun.
Cone flower (Echinacea)

and oregano bloom

near these beautiful day lilies.

All along the edges of the driveway and garden,
chicory is blooming,
more blue than the sky on this cloudy morning.

Star thistle crops up everywhere.

Double daylilies bloom,

near the milkweed at the end of a fallow garden row.

Even the driveway  is in bloom if you look closely enough.
This little weed, Pineapple Weed, is related to chamomile,
and makes a calming tasty "tea."

Beans are blooming and tiny baby beans have formed.

The Thai Basil is flourishing

and the buckwheat, grown as  cover crop, is beginning to blossom.

These daylilies in the front yard have never bloomed 
 in the four years that we have lived on this farm.  This year, they are thriving.

Where ever you are, whatever the weather, may you bloom and grow.


Sandra Cox said...

Thanks for taking us with you on your lovely walk.

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely blooms to share. I am seeing the best around me, i planted a few more yesterday

Laurie said...

What a lovely walk! Your blooms are so pretty, especially the chicory. I've never seen chicory's gorgeous!

Marcie said...

Sandra, Steve and Laurie,

Thank you for coming by to share my walk. The chicory is a favorite of mine. The color is astoundingly beautiful!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely selection of flowers