Thursday, August 25, 2022

Blooms and Darkness

not-quite Journaling, 40

8/15/2022: When these tiny flowers began to bloom (late in summer), I thought the New York City heat would do them in. I watered them twice daily and loved them all the time, with lots of hope and few illusions. (In self-defense) I readied my heart for disappointment… that never came. Don’t you just love it when Nature shows us that resilience often comes in the most fragile of forms?    

 

some superheroes
need a cape to save their world,
bees are born with wings

8/20/2022: Today is National Honey Bee Day across the USA. And although this solitary carpenter bee produces no honey, her pollinating work still deserves celebrating. Plant a yummy bloom. Save a bee (or billions).

 

Late
summer looks
much like autumn
springing before nature changes
skirts.

 
 

8/24/2022: My wee garden is starting to look pleasantly autumnal. The kernels of the strawberry popcorn (which isn’t ready for harvesting, regardless of what some adventurous blue jays might think) look like jewels. The strawberry plant is fruiting (and flowering 🤷🏽). Even the sky looks to be in an autumnal sort of mood. I feel Nature cooling, slowing down before another needed wintry rest… and I’m enjoying every bit.

8/25/2022: Inspired by Gault, a nightmare who refused to be what others expected of her. Meet her in The Sandman TV show, adapted from Neil Gaiman’s comic book series.


- for Poets and Storytellers United--Friday Writings #41:TV Time,
where Rommy invites us to write from the point of view of a television character from a show we like.

16 comments:

  1. Ooh, didn't know there was a 'Sandman' show; how exciting! (I do enjoy your own words and garden too. *Smile*)

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  2. resilience often comes in the most fragile of forms - that is so true. Not read or seen Sandman but yes to refusing imposed darkness..no way!

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  3. Ooh - the strawberry popcorn is simply stunning. I love that autumn is in the air.

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  4. And I worry about deer and go out lovingly and spray my and their favorite flowers with stinky deer repellant so they won't eat them. Sometimes it works and others not. Even the fireflies are gone now as summer's door closes. I love thinking about the bees as super heroesd with capes.

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  5. I've never seen strawberry popcorn before! It's quite striking. I definitely agree about the bees. I'm always delighted to see them in my lavender or the neighbor's crepe myrtle bush.

    I still haven't caught up to Sandman. But episode 1 was pretty interesting.

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  6. Your garden flowers are so pretty and happy they showed you some life. I love the photo of the bee with all the pollen. A wonderful post. Hope you are well.

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  7. I love every bit of this post and esp.,
    "Late summer looks
    much like autumn
    springing before nature changes
    skirts." This is my flower garden right now. Looking more loke a patched quilt but still lovely.

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  8. OMG that sky is stunning. Luv all you pieces this week.

    Much💖love

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  9. Late summer is my favorite little vignette .. Sandman sounds intriguing .. I clicked on your link!

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  10. The colour of the sky in your last photograph is amazing.

    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  11. I'm not keen on carpenter bees, since most of the time when I see them they're making holes in my house, but the *rest* of the time they *are* pollinating the ground-ivy. If only there were a way to teach them to bore holes in waste wood...

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  12. Enjoyed all the photos, quite stunning.
    The shape poem does look like a skirt. Nature's skirt.
    I am not familiar with the Sandman TV show. If it is on Netflix, maybe i should go and have a look.

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  13. Love your quote! I noticed this listed on Netflix. Perhaps I will give it a shot.

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  14. Last night on NOVA I saw a hummingbird as tiny as a bee, and its nest is smaller than a golf ball. And thats what its called, a Bee Hummingbird. Found only in Cuba. As amazing as your patio garden blooms and such. Mother Nature is such a lovely soul.

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  15. I have never heard of strawberry popcorn! Wow it looks great!

    I was afraid all the wild (once sown by someone I assume) freesias were gone but found a patch on a walk. Weather they were planted by the person who lived there, I was still excited to find Freesias as they are my spring flower!

    Gault was one of my favourite changes to Sandman! I loved her and the change she represented!

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