Imagine my delight when I came upon a farm that has a pick your own flower plot.
sweet peas, stocks and snapdragons.
I've noticed that if I pay attention, there are flowers everywhere. Popping up through a crack in the pavement, in a pot on a city windowsill, behind a gas station...
and in my garden.
Peonies opened my eyes to how varied flower buds are. I'm trying to look, not just at the bloom, but at stem, leaves and buds. Every evening when I visit my flowers I have to remind myself to slow down, pay attention.
The bud of the black-eyed Susan is particularly enchanting.
The dog days of summer are upon us, and I hope to pay attention
to where the flowers are, especially the unexpected places.