GARDEN — SUMMER BLISS!

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Symbol.”

Roads and pathways symbolize much about life and living, choices and chances.

American poet, Robert Frost, captured some of this symbolism in his poem The Road not Taken. Just click the title for a read or a reread.

Some people just want to “follow the yellow brick road” in a story or for a diversion from their daily life.

This week, I am happy to share a photo of the newly added leaf stone pathway through my perennial & herb garden, a daily joy of summer.

2015 LEAF STONES
2015 LEAF STONES
2015 WATER BARREL!

This wonderful pathway ensures easy access to the rain barrel for watering the garden during the dry spells.

Also, it is a pleasant walkway for touring the garden, selecting some flowers for a vase or trimming some herbs to add to a salad or a casserole.

As I follow along these cement form leaves through the golden lilies and sweet scented lavender, I am thankful for the summer delights of a garden.

On this sunny day, I realize that I did not “follow the yellow brick road” like Dorothy but I definitely chose the road that worked the best for me! 🙂

2015 POETRY MONTH!

2015 FIRST BLOOM!
2015 FIRST BLOOM

To all patient readers who are still following my blog, I wish you a belated happy Poetry Month. For those of you who have not heard about this celebration, April is designated as National Poetry Month in various countries, including Canada and the United States. Usually, I am busy posting poems and responding with comments to the works of other poets. However, this year has proven to be an exception to customary practice, possibly due to the severe winter and late spring, not quite sure about that causation. 🙂 Today, I was pleasantly surprised to see some petite yellow blooms, shining like lights in the perennial garden wasteland of last year. I took a few photos of these little gems so I thought that I would share one here along with a haiku that I wrote in response to the sighting of renewal. Truly, Spring has arrived! Best to all in this special month!

haiku on garden
miniature blooms
first daffodils so yellow
trumpets of sunlight

© 2015 Patricia A. McGoldrick