Between the rails of the garden fence
Leaves have lodged to peaceful sleep
The winter through, quiet, waiting,
For spring rain and warm sun
To replace them on the branches overhead
And grant them leave to
Return to the soil.
Red and glowing in the sun.
Sing our hearts
To the year’s end
Cheer us on till spring comes.
Sunflowers, you face the sunlight
At sunset gently bow your heads
Reverent, you know where strength comes from.
You bloom where you are planted
In a ditch or in a garden fair
You endure the heat.Yes, relish it!
Bring joy everywhere.
The clouds drift by
In the hot clear sky
A shade of pale white blue.
Reflected in a potter’s jar
Who brought his clay from the river far
Away and stained it fire red.
The jar, a fountain bubbling cool,
Breaks the potter’s holding rule
Instead spouts drink for roses pink.
Some of the most beautiful prairie flowers are white.
This plant is Common Yarrow, sometimes called Milfoil.
Clover and grasses with seeds
Clover with seeded grasses, ragweed, yellow hop-clover and Indian Paintbrushes.