Thursday, October 10, 2013

the summer of wildflowers



This was the summer of wildflowers.



other summers, I enjoyed them in a careless sort of way


 (aren't you pretty, let's put you in a vase)


this was the summer I slowed down


really looked


got acquainted


So now I miss them, in an intimate sort of way, like summer friends,
those searing moments
on the beach, or by the pool, except now I'm not fourteen.

Some days I was just old and tired,
other days alert, inquisitive, even happy,
this summer among the wildflowers.


21 comments:

  1. I love your writing! Put all together, it would be a book I couldn't put down.

    and wildflowers are the best, better than any potted one...

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  2. Lovely post Jen. At least the wildflowers should be back again next year X

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    1. Good point--that's one thing I can count on.

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  3. Beautiful post Jen. Wildflowers really are quite pretty, you captured them well...both in images and words.

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    1. Thanks, Amelia. They aren't as beautiful as cultivated flowers, but they are special in their own way.

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  4. beautiful. are they all gone already??

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    1. Almost all of them have gone to seed, and beyond (until next year).

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  5. Joe Pye Weed!! and is that a wild clematis vine?

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    1. Yes, I think it is Clematis Virginiana a/k/a Devil's Darning Needle, Virgin's Bower (two very different common names!)

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    2. Autumn blooming Clematis to me.

      Another wonderful things about wildflowers; so many names.

      Till next summer then?

      xo J

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  6. this is so lovely written dear Jen
    I love wildflowers. I've tried to learn their names but I never seem to remember them. Still I enjoy them more than those bought from flower shop and I do miss them too.

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    1. This is the first summer I've learned the names of the ones I didn't already know. It doesn't matter a bit, but when I blog I can sound knowledgable. :)

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  7. ps. I did sent you a postcard from Greece in August. Doesn't seem you have received it yet... :(

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    1. I did get it (and think I emailed you-)--I love the card, what it says, and the fact that you sent it to me. It's propped up where I can see it every day. xo

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  8. Such a beautiful post. Most of these are familiar to me. I love that we have the same wild flowers.

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    1. You just gave me a vision of the U.S. covered with wildflowers.

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  9. It's shortly after this season you showed us...and your words which suggests your missing them are so lovely.

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    1. You are so right--I am missing them!

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  10. Hi Jen. I'm missing the summer flowers too. Last year my geraniums lasted the entire winter in the window boxes outside the kitchen windows. We get 10 months of gardening here on Vancouver Island, which seemed like a dream when we first moved here. Now I'm glad for the cooler season of moss growing! Take care.

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    1. Hi Carol--my mother lived on Orcas Island and I was luck enough to visit VI--two pieces of paradise!

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