Sunday, June 30, 2013
I heart trees...n grass...
buffalo grass, I heart prairie grass...
and clothes on the line...
I love to watch the progression of prairie forbes
and perennials stroll through new pockets
of overgrown vegetation...like I live in
the country, back in the day...I want to hide
away from the world, my green cocoon.
Yet around the house, it is mowed
and trimmed to perfection,
the chocolate at the center of my tootsie pop,
but my perennial gardens sport many
wild prairie plants that just appear...
I love that!
for happy hunting grounds for Scratchy
chasing voles and stuff...
also another cedar tree row is added,
can never have too many tree rows...
an arch over the path at the front porch...
Virginia Creeper aloft, I dare to allow it
to hide me away, havens for insects and
fodder for the bees, every year I plant
more and more...of the wild things
that move with the wind...
providing much loved privacy out in the front
and the berries provide food for
the winter birds...sanctuary...
Chinese elm fill my 6 acres with bird song
and small game for the sky and ground
predators that wander the night...
I love it out there, it's my cathedral,
it's where I pray to the four winds
of the Mother...Gaia...
silver birch that would take over
if I let it...I may let it...
I'm Laughing Out Loud...
and my veggie garden, but this year
the black-eyed Susan have decided to
reappear...and I can't bare to pull a single one
and in the sandy soil, you just don't
move plants, it's too hot and dry.
queen of my prairie...the milkweed...
I adore this plant, I can smell the blooms all
over my property, they are like a powdery
jasmine, sweet and alluring and are a
fave of many bugs n butterflies...
my yard certainly isn't for everyone,
but it is paradise for me n Scratchy,
the tree lover and the beast!