Friday, 23 May 2008

Flowers in a Landscape

I want you to see what I see:

Buttercups bright against tall hedgerows,

wide banks of Flag Iris among the reeds,

a hay meadow of startling beauty.

Here, among the tall grass and Dandelions

are the plump flowers of Bird's-foot Trefoil

and by your feet, silvery Cinquefoil.

And, if you allow yourself to be still,
your head slowly fills with birdsong.

14 comments:

blackbird said...

Thank you for that small moment of peace.

theysaywordscanbleed said...

thank you, that just made my day a little bit better! :)

Arlene,
Port Orchard flowers

Lina said...

Beautiful.

bluemountainsmary said...

Thank you...

Ali said...

Aaaaaatchoo! Beautiful.

Dragonfly said...

Lovely, Alice, lovely.
I have been photographing the weeds over in my allotment and they look just as good as my flowers that I have coaxed into blooming this side of the fence...

Anonymous said...

can anyone remind me of the business about holding buttercups under one's chin ?

anne bebbington said...

If you hold a buttercup under someone's chin and you can see a yellow reflection then that person is supposed to like butter - of course you always get the reflection in sunshine so it's a bit of a no-lose situation - but we always did it as kids. Beautiful yellows Alice, thanks for sharing

Curlew Country said...

Glorios Alice, what a golden scene. Fabulous!
The organic slug pellets have worked wonders protecting my lupins. Mainly snails here and the slugs seem to have vanished. Definitely worth a try. Have a lovely Bank Holiday
Stephx

fifi said...

so many golden things...
such a feast.

peppermintpatcher said...

It is almost iridescent!

eurolush said...

Is it wrong to want to roll around in each of those photos?

alice said...

And it smells divine, too. A scent in words.

readersguide said...

Hey, those are my iris!