Flower songs in my vase this morning…
This land is my land, no one can stop me as I go walking the Freedom highway, this land was made for you and me.
I carry that hope and believe we shall come together to wield the hammer of Justice, ring out the bell of freedom, and sing songs about love all over this land.
Fourth day of July sun so hot, clouds so low, the eagles filled the sky….from sea to shining sea,
Please say a prayer, it’s Independence Day.
Seeking beauty and turning toward joy is a choice. Red, white and blue flowers–sweet William, larkspur, Daisy, radish flower, borage flower and zinnia sitting on the old hay rake.
Gathering the cut hay with the antique equipment was an adventure. It was a two person job, one on the tractor, the other riding the rake. And truely dangerous. The rake could uncouple or hit ledge and you could end up rolling down the hill backward on a hay rake–no brakes, but the tines would slow it all down eventually.
The overhead view balancing between the framework. The larkspur is from early starts from saved seed. The self sowing larkspur hasn’t flowered yet.
As I prepare my offering for Rambling in the Garden weekly gathering of vases, I’ve been thinking how hard it is to set aside the time to be in front of a screen, when I’d rather be outside with Harry in the garden.
The reason for the blog still motivates me. I want to share my summer of growing flowers and food with my family and we are so far flung–scattered all about.
With gratitude, with love, with joy.
Not Fade Away…