Monday, June 13, 2016

Days Like This

On days like this, 
when the sky is so full 
of tenderness and sympathy
that it leans down 
and touches the earth
to offer comfort...
you must get out and walk in it.

Walking through the gloom,
you discover that the world
is not gray after all
but full of hidden color,
and hopeful.

Walking through,
let the sympathy of the sky,
and the soft singing
of the fields
fill you
so full of tenderness and sympathy
that you lean down
and touch the earth
and offer comfort...

and, perhaps,
 take some comfort there as well.

Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you comfort.

Photo Key: 1) Sorrel seedhead  2-5) Bladder Campion  6) meadow 7-8) Goatsbeard  9) Buttercup 10) Spurge (?) 11 - 13) Lady Slipper (Orchid)   14-15) Orange Hawkweed  16) Field Daisy 17) Meadow Grass


Sandra Cox said...

The pictures and words....very peaceful. Thank you.

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

this is wonderful
your words
what you captured with your camera
I smile
and can I be so proud of you...

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice , both words and pictures fit together well.I love the orchids, i have only seen them in a few places.

Laurie said...

Your words are so soothing and peaceful. And your photos are gorgeous! What are the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th flowers? They are unusual to me and very beautiful.

Marcie said...

Sandra, Thank you! :)

Ernestine, I'm glad to bring you a smile!

Steve, I don't see those native orchids often either. I had a feeling they would be blooming now and so headed down to the one place I've ever seen them. There were a few more than there were last year, which was good!

Laurie, I added a plant key to the bottom of the post. There is one I am unsure of (so it has a queston marK) but I will get out my wildflower guide later and check my guess. :)

Sandra Cox said...

I was going to ask you what the flowers were and then I saw your key! Very helpful.
Bladder is certainly a great name for the one flower isn't it?:)

Marcie said...

Yes, I've always thought it was a bit of an UGLY name for such a cute little flower, but it is definitely descriptive of the shape of the flower! lol

elaine said...

It is strange isn't it that you live on the other side of the world but still have the same wild flowers as us here in the UK.

Marcie said...

Elaine, That is strange, but in a nice way! :)

Debbie said...

This post feels like balm and blessing for my weary, aching heart.

Thank you for taking me along on your walk. <3

Marcie said...

Debbie, I'm so glad you came by to share in the comfort. Hugs!

Jack said...

Vraiment très joli. Very nice.