On a cloudy day in late July,
the flowers in the garden glow.
Wild yellow snap dragons
the weedy edges of the garden,
and Purple Cone flower bloom in profusion
in the Corner Herb Garden.
Mexican Tarragon is a golden blaze,
in an old copper pot with pink vinca
and blue-leaved eucalyptus.
In the new kitchen garden,
Pink Wave petunias blush
in front of a border of Thai and Italian Basil.
Marigolds add spicy color on the east end
of the border,
while Blue Borage and Spiky Anise Hyssop
wave a friendly welcome
to every passing pollinator
down on the western end.
Up in the vegetable garden enclosure,
a new bed of herbs and cutting flowers
is bursting into bloom.
Dill, Cilantro and Parsley
are lush and green,
in several shades of pink.
After touring the flower gardens,
my canine companion and I wander further afield.
We walk toward the storm clouds
at the end of the field.
deep into the meadow
that offers both
Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you peace.
If you would like to follow Steve around the Walnut Woods, head on over to Out on the Prairie.