LAVENDER RESPITE IN WINTER!

In the midst of winter cold, I received the link to a poetry prompt that made my day! Nature’s wonder, Lavender, is the theme of today’s prompt at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads website. Hannah Gosselin has provided some visual and sound inspirations.

Thought I would share a poem that I wrote about lavender some time ago at Poetic Bloomings. It fits with the theme for today.

INVITATION!

the screen door slams

as I step out onto the front porch

 

lavender lingers in the air tonight

fills my lungs with precious pause

 

spritely sprigs of white and pink and mauve

replenished with today’s June showers

emit their secret scent to the night air

smile as they line the flagstone walkway and

border the garden

filled with white daisies and pink roses

that renew my spirit each year

on every summer’s day

 

now, after midnight

the moon hides from me

in a black cloud-filled sky

but I am reassured

as I breathe in the sweet mist of lavender

that lingers in the air tonight

© Patricia A. McGoldrick

SPRIGS OF LAVENDER
SPRIGS OF LAVENDER

SUN LIGHT!

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/

2015 SUN LIGHT!
2015 SUN LIGHT!

Express yourself” is the photo challenge theme for this week.

For me, I like to catch the small moments in the every day surroundings. Sometimes I express these glimpses in a poem or blog post; other times, I catch a photo, maybe a close-up or landscape view.

Looking through my photos, I found a recent one that I had taken as the morning sun melted away the magical hoar frost that coated this part of the world. My oft-photographed silver maple was shedding the white of the snow while the outdoor glass lantern lit up with the sunlight. First, I thought that I had, mistakenly, turned on the light switch but that was not the case. This was a little bit of free electrical light glowing on the deck side of the house.

Hope I can always marvel at the simple moments of each day!

Have a great week!

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