REAWAKENING

The seed catalogue advertised Mosquito Shoo Geraniums as a guaranteed, easy to grow repellant.  I had been considering signing up with an exterminator to douse the house with an anti-mosquito treatment. However, my children agreed that this “plant plan” sounded much more environmentally friendly. I ordered two bushes.

The spring rains have begun, a few perennials are beginning to emerge among the already present wild violets and dandelions, and the breeze carries the scent of flowering trees and bushes. I look over my small patio and visualize it as a canvas; the flowers I will plant are my pallet. Potting hurts my back, so I want hardy species that will survive into fall. I visit the local nurseries, thumb through seed catalogues, and consider my options.

So I wonder, amidst all this life in bloom: will I be an annual or a perennial?

REBIRTH

A hint of red glow

Brushed by sun on fairy wings

A field of purple

Jasmine scents the air

Leaves unfurl from winter sleep

Birds sing the sun awake

Seed catalogues arrive

Flocks winging north overhead

Bees buzzing loudly

REBIRTH

A hint of red glow

Brushed by sun on fairy wings

A field of purple

Jasmine scents the air

Leaves unfurl from winter sleep

Birds sing the sun awake

Seed catalogues arrive

Flocks winging north overhead

Bees buzzing loudly

Published by Carole J. Garrison

I’m a conversationalist, an observer, a passionate participant in life. And now, in my later years, I’m a recorder of the lessons of my life through essays, stories, and novels. I live in the fourth moment of life, just outside the normal distribution of most people and it is from this place that I write.

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