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.