Monarch on milkweed haunting mist by the roadside a pillow of floss Kim M. Russell, 19th August 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1727 Milkweed At the start of a new week of wildflowers, we have milkweed. I was interested to read that, during World War II, milkweed floss was collected in the United States […]
Grandfather’s garden I pick peony petals fading on dry soil Grandfather’s garden haven of childhood summers no clouds in the sky I pick peony petals silky frills of deep cerise my secret friends fading on dry soil distant memories and tears his watering can Kim M. Russell, 16th August 2019 My response to Carpe Diem […]
poor man’s weather-glass a memory of childhood rainy days inside tightly closed brick-red petals coaxed open by late sunshine Kim M. Russell, 15th August 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1725 Scarlet Pimpernel Today, the new addition to our bouquet of wildflowers is the Scarlet Pimpernel.
scrap of fallen sky blown on an autumn-chilled breeze cornflower fades to grey Kim M. Russell, 14th August 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1724 Cornflower Today’s addition to our field of flowers is the cornflower, also known as bachelor’s button. In folklore, cornflowers were worn by young men in love; if the flower faded […]
bees hum thunder among sweet-scented lightning honeysuckle storm Kim M. Russell, 13th August 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1723 Honeysuckle This August we are creating a bouquet of wild flowers, and today’s flower is honeysuckle.
from an ancient herb scatterings of tiny stars Achilles healing Kim M. Russell, 12th August 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1722 Yarrow Today in our field of flowers we have a lesser known summer flower, the Yarrow. Its botanical name is Achillea millefolium and it’s a flowering plant from the Asteraceae family.
on folding petals traces of rusty pollen rain-dampened squibs Kim M. Russell, 9th August 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1721 Canna Lily Today we are adding the canna lily to our bouquet of field flowers.